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Title Bill Braithwaite QC
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Bill-BraithwaiteBill Braithwaite QC is the UKABIF lawyer innovator of the year 2010, and the Personal Injury Barrister of the Year 2010 and 2012. He specialises in catastrophic brain injury for claimants, however caused. He lectures extensively and writes widely on the subject. He was the consultant editor of Kemp & Kemp from 1995 to 2004, the joint editor of Medical Aspects of Personal Injury Litigation, and is the author of Brain and Spine Injury – The Fight for Justice. He has represented well over 1,000 catastrophic brain or spine injury claimants (more than any other UK lawyer?), and regularly finalises over £50 million of claims a year – £50 million in 2017. He is an accredited mediator, and supports ADR. Bill is happy to discuss the crucially important issue of how to select the right brain injury solicitor for your case on an entirely no obligation basis.

Title North West Acquired Brain Injury Forum Meetings
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Scheduled Meetings and Events


Next NoWABIF meeting

March 16, 2016 – 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm BASIC 554 Eccles New Road
Salford, M5 5AP

Speakers:   Dr Ivan Pittman Clinical Neuropsychologist , BASIC clinicians & others soon to be confirmed.

(buffet lunch from 12.30pm)

Prestige Nursing have kindly offered to sponsor this meeting. http://www.prestige-nursing.co.uk/nursing-care-services/

If you would like to attend please contact: Sabrina.McCarron@cfglaw.co.uk


Previous Meetings 

We are delighted to announce that the next  NoWABIF meeting will be hosted by Dr Ganesh Bavikatte Consultant & Clinical Lead in Rehabilitation Medicine at The  Sid Watkins Buidling, The Walton Centre, Liverpool  on Thursday 20th August 2015 from 1-4pm. Also Kate Allatt will present. Kate is CEO of a charity called Fighting Strokes www.fightingstrokes.org

Draft Agenda

12.30                     Registration,  Lunch (sponsored by CFG Law) /Networking

1pm                      Welcome from Chair – Sabrina McCarron  Co ordinator  NoWABIF

1.05pm                1st speaker Dr Bavikatte

1.50pm                 2nd speaker Dr Foy

2.35pm                 Coffee Break for 15 minutes….

2.50pm                 3rd speaker Kate Allatt CEO of Fighting Strokes www.fightingstrokes.org

3.35pm                 Q&A  to the panel speakers/any other business

4pm (ish)             Close

If you would like to attend this meeting please contact Sabrina to confirm your place at sabrinamccarron221@btinternet.com.

Next NoWABIF meeting will be hosted by the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust at Redford Court, Liverpool on Thursday 31st July 2014 from 1pm. Speakers will be confirmed very shortly.

If you would like to attend this meeting can you please kindly let me know so that I can confirm numbers with the host venue.

Please feel free to pass on details of this meeting to your colleagues.

The next NoWABIF meeting will take place on Thursday 5th December 2013 (2-4pm) at Irwin Mitchell LLP Manchester office.

The speakers are: Mr Bill Braithwaite QC, Dr Sophie Gosling & Dr Lois Shafit Hooper Clinical Psychologists (working in child neuro-psychology & rehabilitation) from Recolo Ltd, and Jonathan Betts Partner/Head of Serious Injury at Irwin Mitchell LLP.

 

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Northern Acquired Brain Injury Forum (NABIF) Next Meeting
October 27, 2017
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The details of the speakers will be confirmed closer to the time.  Lunch and refreshments will be available at the meeting and there will be an opportunity to network with other professionals working in Acquired Brain Injury services.

 Contact

Please contact: PaulBrown@thompsons.law.co.uk

Tel: 0191 269 0600

Fax: 0191 232 2324

Website: http://nabif.co.uk/ 

 


Previous Meetings

Northern Acquired Brain Injury Forum (NABIF) Next Meeting
June 23, 2017
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Irwin Mitchell
Wellbar Central
36 Gallowgate
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 4TD

Join us for a networking lunch at 12 noon followed by our three speakers;

  • Wheelchair provision and postural management – Lucy Weech and Amanda Hopkin from Wheel of Health
  • Music Therapy in ABI – Daniel Thomas from Chroma
  • Holistic neuromedical services – Dr Sohail Salam of Neuro Specialists

We look forward to meeting old friends and new and the discussions and questions our speakers will doubtless prompt.

Northern Acquired Brain Injury Forum (NABIF) Next Meeting
March 17, 2017
11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Fire Fighters Charity, Jubilee House
Eamont Park
Eamont Bridge, Cumbria CA10 2BN

The programme will include the following:

Making a success of further education after ABI – support and case study
Speaker TBC – Keyfort Group (formerly known as Neuro Partners)

All change – the new discount rate for catastrophic personal injury cases
Mark Holt – Frenkel Topping

My Story
Chris Wilson – A brain injury survivor

Following the presentations there will be lunch and networking opportunities. There will also be the opportunity to have a tour of the facilities following the meeting.

Coming by car? Onsite parking is available

Please confirm your attendance for catering purposes

Northern Acquired Brain Injury Forum (NABIF) Next Meeting
December 13, 2016
12:00 pm –
Miners Hall
Flass Street
Durham, DH1 4BE

Programme

12.00 – Lunch and networking

12.30 – Janet Cooper of Simpson Miller will present on Challenging Continuing Health Care decisions

13.00 – Jeff Goodright will speak on safeguarding clients using social media

13.30 – NABIF AGM

Address –

Social Return
Miners Hall
Flass Street
Durham
DH1 4BE

Onsite parking is available to the rear of the building although the venue is a less than 10 minute walk from Durham Train station. In order to confirm numbers for catering please confirm if you are able to attend.

Lunch and refreshments will be available at the meeting and there will be an opportunity to network with other professionals working in Acquired Brain Injury services.

If you can please confirm your attendance for catering purposes

Northern Acquired Brain Injury Forum (NABIF) Conference 19TH October 2016 ‘Brain Injury – Untold Stories, Untold Consequences’

NABIF (Northern Acquired Brain Injury Forum) is a group of individuals and organisations who have an interest and vast experience in the field of Acquired Brain Injury (ABI). Our members are drawn from a wide crosssection of the public and private sector, predominantly health and social care professionals.

NABIF are proud to present inspiring and experienced speakers from across the UK Untold Stories, Untold Consequences.

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The Northern Acquired Brain Injury conference is taking place on the 19th October at Newcastle’s Centre for Life which is a short walk from Newcastle Central Train Station and major transport links.

The NABIF Conference (please see attached updated flyer and programme above) will make you pause and consider some of the less obvious aspects of brain injury. Come and hear untold stories and learn more about consequences and management of more hidden aspects  including;

  • Loss of taste and smell
  • What families really experience and need
  • How to manage transition along the educational pathway
  • The impact of Audiovestibular problems
  • Urological and sexual issues
  • Hear from the UK’s longest-standing locked in syndrome survivor (and thriver!)

Our speakers have been selected across clinical, educational and research fields alongside novel approaches, lived experiences and third sector innovators. This promises to be a valuable and worthwhile event which will be overseen by our chair for the day Bill Braithwaite QC of Exchange Chambers.

All this plus lunch, exhibition and networking for only £50 NHS/statutory sector and £75 private sector if you book before 5pm on September 30th.

We hope you will book your place and look forward to seeing you on 19th October at the Centre for Life in Newcastle.

To book your place please contact Jo Stapley at Exchange Chambers by e-mail  stapley@exchangechambers.co.uk (Please note once you have booked your invoice will be sent out by EMG Solicitors and all payment queries should be directed to marie.kimpton@emgsolicitors.com)

 

Northern Acquired Brain Injury Forum Meeting
Friday 24th June 2016
12pm – 2pm

Venue: Walkergate Park, Benfield Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne NE6 4QD

With the following speakers:

  • Louise Chance – On the “Role of Case Management and Best interests decisions”
  • Jemma Morland of EMG Solicitors – On the “Role of Deputies and Best Interests decision-making”
  • Simon Garlick of Ben Hoare Bell Solicitors – On the “Role of Deputies, Case Management and Health and Best interests decision making”
  • Hazel Ditchburn of the Calvert Trust who will be presenting on ‘Challenging Disability Through Outdoor Adventure’.

Lunch and refreshments will be available at both meetings and there will be an opportunity to network with other professionals working in Acquired Brain Injury services.

Please contact: PaulBrown@thompsons.law.co.uk
Tel: 0191 269 0600
Fax: 0191 232 2324
Website: http://nabif.co.uk/ 

Northern Acquired Brain Injury Forum Meeting
Friday 11th March between 12pm and 2pm at a new venue which is the Claxton Room, Wynyard Park House, Wynyard Avenue, Wynyard, Billingham, TS22 5TB

With the following speakers:

John Ormrod Consultant Clinical Psychologist of North East Medico Legal Psychological Services Ltd – On the issue of “Effort Testing”

Dr David Lee Chartered Psychologist and Clinical Director of Sleep Unlimited Ltd- On the issue of “Recognising and Addressing Common Sleep Problems After ABI”

Northern Acquired Brain Injury Forum (NABIF) Meeting And AGM

June 5, 2015, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The Gateway
Lower East Street
Middlehaven
Middlesbrough, TS2 1SW

Further details of the programme and confirmation of speakers will follow. Refreshments and lunch will be provided. The meetings are open to anyone working in the field of acquired brain injury so please feel free to forward the details onto anyone you believe will be interested in attending.

If anyone would like to be added to the NABIF mailing list please contact: PaulBrown@thompsons.law.co.uk

Northern Acquired Brain Injury Forum (NABIF) Meeting

November 27, 2015, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Details and venue is to be confirmed

Northern Acquired Brain Injury Forum (NABIF) Meeting
March 27, 2015, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The Fire Fighters Charity
Jubilee House, Eamont Park,
Eamont Bridge
Penrith , CA10 2BN

At the meeting we will be holding our AGM but we also have the following speakers:

i) Glenys Marriott Chair of Headway South Cumbria, Chair of Cumbria Neurological Alliance and Independent Chair Improvement Board at University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust – On the developments of the Cumbria Neurological Alliance and Cumbria Services update

ii)William Challis Director at Seachange ABI and BrainNav – BrainNav mapping of Cumbria Service – This will be an interactive presentation where we will be looking to actively map the brain injury services in Cumbria on the BrainNav website (www.brainnav.info ) .

Please note that lunch and refreshments will be available at the meeting. In order to confirm numbers I would ask you to confirm your attendance please.

PaulBrown@thompsons.law.co.uk


December 4, 2014  – 

Walkergate Park Neurorehabiltation Centre
Benfield Road
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE6 4QD

These events are aimed at Health, Social Care and other Professionals who have an interest in Acquired Brain Injury. Therefore please feel free to forward details of forthcoming meetings to any other persons who may be interested in attending. Although I would ask any new members to make contact with me by e-mail so that they can be added to the e-mail contact group.

NABIF meeting at Walkergate Park Neurorehabiltation Centre, Benfield Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE6 4QD – refreshments are included and details of the full programme will follow.

Northern Acquired Brain Injury Forum (Nabif) Conference –

Navigating Options & Sharing Practice In Abi

October 8, 2014

Life Conference Centre

Times Square

Newcastle upon Tyne

NE1 4EP

These events are aimed at Health, Social Care and other Professionals who have an interest in Acquired Brain Injury. Therefore please feel free to forward details of forthcoming meetings to any other persons who may be interested in attending. Although I would ask any new members to make contact with me by e-mail so that they can be added to the e-mail contact group.
The special early bird rate available for commercial delegates of £120 has been extended up to the date of the conference. Anyone employed in the NHS, public sector or voluntary sector will be able to reserve a place using the reduced delegate rate of £40 for a full day of training including lunch and refreshments.

NABIF Annual Conference at the Centre for Life Conference Centre, Times Square Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4EP – full details of the programme, delegate information and exhibition opportunities to follow.

NABIF Flyer 2014 

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Full Programme

The programme explores a range of topics within the field of acquired brain injury shared by inspiring and experienced speakers from across the UK

Anyone wanting to reserve their place should send a cheque made payable to “NABIF” to: A Chance for Life Limited, 5 Hobson Court, Gillian Way, Penrith Business Park, Cumbria, CA11 9GQ stating name, address and email address of attendee.

At the conference we have the following inspiring speakers and presentations confirmed:

  • Ailsa Noakes Head of Customer Programme at North of England Commissioning Support : Commissioning ABI services – Intentions and Actualities
  • Lisa Turan CEO The Child Brain Injury Trust : The UKABIF Manifesto Children and Young People – Necessity and Impact One Year On
  • James Tonks Lead Clinical Psychologist for the Dame Hannah Rogers Trust & Haven Clinical Psychology Practice : Childhood Transitions and Key Issues Within Families
  • Dr David Lee Sleep Unlimited : Sleep and its Impacts on Activity Patterns in People with ABI – Findings in a Diverse Group
  • Joanna Lane HeadInjuryHypo : Pituitary Dysfunction after ABI – Building the Picture, Building Awareness
  • Dr Ganesh Bavikatte Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust : When to Suspect Endocrine Dysfunction After ABI
  • Karen Elliott SMART Master, Gill-Thwaites and Elliott Consultants Ltd : Prolonged Disorders of Consciousness – Exploring Assessment, Diagnosis and Rehabilitation Approaches
  • Kathy Cann Speech and Language Therapist & Aphasia Friendly Resource Developer : It takes Two to Tango – Supporting Communication Access in the 21st Century

 

Places are available on a first come first served basis and are likely to book up quickly. So book now to avoid disappointment.