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UKABIF CAMPAIGN ‘LIFE AFTER BRAIN INJURY? IMPROVE SERVICES NOW’ IS ANYONE LISTENING?

UKABIF continues to highlight the issues surrounding the care and service provision for people with acquired brain injury.

Over one million people live in the UK with the effects of acquired brain injury at an estimated minimum cost of £4.1 billion.  Professor Lynne Turner-Stokes, President of the British Society of Rehabilitation Medicine was recently quoted as saying that ‘Specialist rehabilitation for patients with complex neurological disability would save the NHS money’.

Professor Mike Barnes, UKABIF Chair said: “In Brain Awareness Week it is important to continue highlighting the need for improvements in the provision of services for people with acquired brain injury.  Care planning and service provision in many areas is woefully inadequate”.

Two Manifestos were published by UKABIF in 2012 and 2013; one for children and young people and one for adults, but many of the issues for all age groups remain today. Please have another look at the manifestos and if you have not already done so send a copy to your MP and/or Clinical Commissioning Group. You can find links to all the relevant materials on our website but if you would like hard copies please send a request stating what is required with your name and address to info@ukabif.org.uk.

For more information please visit: www.ukabif.org.uk/campaigns/