HC Deb 27 November 1998 vol 321 c26W
Mr. Burstow

To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what guidance his Department provides to health and social services to ensure that rehabilitation services for people with acquired brain injury are provided at a time when they are most likely to prove beneficial; [60906]

(2) if he will review the way in which services for people with acquired brain injuries are co-ordinated. [60908]

Mr. Milburn

The Department accepts the need for specialised rehabilitation services for people recovering from brain injury. It commissioned a study on the subject, the National Traumatic Brain Injury Study, which was published in April 1998. Officials are now working on the production of guidance outlining management models for the treatment of traumatic brain injury. Consultation on the guidance will take place with the National Health Service and the voluntary sector.

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