Brain injury rehabilitation discussed in Parliament

Rehabilitation after a brain injury was brought up in Prime Minister's Questions yesterday by Chris Bryant, Labour Member of Parliament for the Rhondda.

On Twitter Mr Bryant said: “After chairing an interesting APPG (all-party parliamentary group) discussion on brain injury in the criminal justice system this morning, I asked the Minister about proper diagnosis and rehabilitation for brain injury sufferers.” UKABIF summarised: “The Chair of the All Party Group for Acquired Brain Injury, Chris Bryant, MP urged the Prime Minister to bring together leaders across health, social care, work and pensions, defence and justice to ensure that people with acquired brain injury receive the rehabilitation they need at Prime Ministers Questions today (21st February 2018). “Mr Bryant stated that whilst the Major Trauma Plan was saving hundreds of lives each year those people were not being given the best chance due to lack of rehabilitation services. He stated that half of the Major Trauma Centres do not have a Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine. The Prime Minister, Theresa May, recognised the importance of the question raised and referred to the Health Minister, Jeremy Hunt.” MP Chris Bryant is also hosting a lobbying reception for brain injury survivors to meet their MP in parliament on May 9th. Email info@ukabif.org.uk to get involved. Prime Minister's Questions followed the APPG meeting on acquired brain injury support in the criminal justice system, which was attended by organisations including the Child Brain Injury Trust, The Children’s Trust, The Disabilities Trust, Headway and UKABIF.
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