Dr Andrew Bateman, UKABIF Chair, welcomed delegates to the organisation’s 10th Annual and 20th Anniversary Conference, held today at the Royal Society of Medicine in London.
Colonel Alan Mistlin, Chair of the Clinical Reference Group for Rehabilitation and Disability opened the meeting by outlining the development and future of specialised rehabilitation. “The current services are probably not what we would set up now, but there’s lots of work in progress” concluded Alan. The role of the updated Rehabilitation Prescription (RP) was discussed by Hannah Farrell, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust. Hannah said: “The RP is not just a tick box exercise. It should be used for every patient with rehabilitation needs and this is a major challenge going forwards”.