The Clinical Reference Group for complex rehabilitation and complex disability are to carry out a National Service Review for Rehabilitation in 2-17/8. The group will use the recently published National Clinical Audit of Specialist Rehabilitation following Major Injury (NCASRI) as a starting point.
This report identified that specialist rehabilitation services form a critical component of the recovery pathway following major injury and relieve pressure on beds in acute services. However, in the absence of formal provision when Major Trauma Networks (MTNs) were established in 2012, it is acknowledged that specialist rehabilitation services for trauma patients lacked coordination, with large variations in provision across different parts of the country.
UKABIF would like to encourage its members to register as stakeholder for the CRG so they are consulted and informed about the development of this work. Please register here https://www.england.nhs.uk/commissioning/spec-services/get-involved/crg-stake-reg/