INPA is a founding member of the Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Alliance, a collaborative venture between charities, professional groups and industry coalitions working in the field of ABI, is launching its Rehabilitation Prescription (RP) Campaign on the 1stMay 2018.
The RP is a valuable tool that documents the rehabilitation needs of the individual. But it has no value if the individual with an ABI and their General Practitioner (GP) do not receive a copy. If the individual and the GP do not know what rehabilitation is required then no access to services can be planned or implemented.
The ABI Alliance believes that the RP should be given to every individual, both children, young people and adults with an ABI, on discharge from hospital, with a copy sent to their GP. This will then provide a useful resource for the GP to work with the individual and facilitate access to rehabilitation services in the community, maximising the individual’s health outcomes.
The launch event ‘The Rehabilitation Prescription – Past Present and Future’ will take place from 10am – 4.30pm on Tuesday, 1st May 2018, from 10am-4.30pm at Fieldfisher, Riverbank House, 2 Swan Lane, London EC4R 3TT. For further details and to register for the event please visit www.ukabif.org.uk/rehabilitationcampaign.
The RP Campaign has been briefed, and endorsed, by a large number of professional organisations. It is targeted at healthcare professionals, the Clinical Reference Groups responsible for major trauma, rehabilitation and disability, other patient organisations in the sector, MPs including the All Party Parliamentary Group on ABI, other relevant APPGs, MPs with an interest in ABI, the Health Select Committee, general public and the media.
The collective influence of the ABI Alliance, working together, can improve the lives of those affected by ABI.
For further information, please visit www.abialliance.org