Brain Injury Care Provider

Call for evidence for people with acquired brain injuries

The Government is set to launch a call for evidence regarding people with acquired brain injuries in order to meet its ambition to take preventative action, as well as limiting the impact of the injuries.

An acquired brain injury (ABI) can be caused by medical conditions (such as a stroke), infections, or trauma to the head which occurs after birth.

With the recent action taken to reduce concussion and subsequent head injuries in sport, the Government has also recognised that more support for people living with ABI is needed.

The action aims to not only improve services but also to advance the recognition of symptoms for correct diagnosis.

In the statement, the Department of Health and Social Care revealed that it is calling for people to participate in the research if their lives have been affected by ABI.

Respondents will be invited to share their experiences, as well as ideas on how care and support available can be improved.

This request will be sent out – over the next 12 weeks – to individuals with ABI, their families, healthcare professionals, and charities.

Gillian Keegan, the Minister for Care and Mental Health, commented on the action:

“It is absolutely essential people living with acquired brain injury get the best possible care and treatment and that we take steps to prevent these injuries wherever possible.

“Together the cross-government programme board and the call for evidence will allow us to deliver a strategy to address issues that matter most to those with acquired brain injuries and other neurological conditions.”

You can participate in the request for engagement here.


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