All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Acquired Brain Injury

All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Acquired Brain Injury

Acquired Brain Injury is in focus at Westminster today as Chris Bryant, MP for the Rhondda, introduces a Debate on a Motion on Acquired Brain Injury. Bryant is the Chair of the APPG on Acquired Brain Injury which launched in November 2018.

Chris, @RhonddaBryant, is gaining a reputation on health matters following his melanoma scare earlier this year. His campaign for ABI awareness stretches back further and I was inspired by his talk at an ABIL forum in 2018. Elsewhere he has noted that:

"Acquired Brain Injury is an invisible epidemic, and we need to ensure that the neurorehabilitation services required following a brain injury are ‘fit for purpose’ throughout the UK” 1

The APPG has already released it’s first report entitled ‘Time for Change’ with key recommendations on

  • Neurorehabilitation
  • Education
  • Criminal Justice and
  • Sport-related Concussion.

Regular readers will know this last item is of keen interest as my ABI came from football. This concern is gaining a wider profile of late following high-profile injuries which have laid bare the inadequacies of current governing bodies and medical data.

The debate is likely to take place at 1pm - hope you will tune in to BBC Parliament too!

  1. From Accessed May 018 ↩︎