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Improving rehabilitation

Elderly patient in hospital gown being assisted by a male and female therapist either side

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