Rehabilitation is an important phase of recovery after a stroke or acquired brain injury, generally commencing in hospital and continuing when a patient is discharged home. It is also beneficial in patients with a progressive neurological condition.
Our Rehabilitation Subgroup leads work in this area and comprises of representatives from our local stroke units, community rehabilitation teams and voluntary sector organisations.
Current priorities include:
- Improving and standardising continence and mood and cognition screening pathways
- Implementing specialist vocational rehabilitation support
- Improving compliance and use of data to identify unmet needs for 6 month reviews in stroke
- Improving access to spasticity management services including botulism toxin, orthotics and FES services by community teams
- Improving access to specialist seating and wheelchairs and ensuring equity across the region
- Improving the understanding and use of clinical assessment tools to reduce variability and improve our ability to accurately measure improvement in patient outcomes