Acquired Brain Injury Parliamentary debate this week

The debate, secured by Chris Bryant MP, will take place in Westminster Hall on Thursday 6th February.

Published on: 03/02/20

Chris Bryant, MP, Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Acquired Brain Injury (APPG), has secured a debate on Thursday, taking place in Westminster Hall from 1.30 - 3.00pm.

UKABIF (United Kingdom Acquired Brain Injury Forum) is encouraging people to contact their MP as soon as possible to ask them to attend. It is hoped many MPs will attend and join in this event.

UKABIF has developed a template letter and background information.

Chloe Hayward, on behalf of UKABIF, said: “It is always most useful for MPs to hear the personal experiences of their constituents so please do provide some information about yourself in your letter.”

You will be able to watch the debate on parliament TV

The APPG was formed in 2017 to raise awareness of acquired brain injury (ABI) and key issues across health, social care, welfare, criminal justice, education, sport and defence to seek improvements in support and services for people directly affected by brain injury, and for their families and carers.

In October 2018 the APPG published the report ‘Acquired Brain Injury and Neurorehabilitation – Time for Change’ to highlight issues surrounding the provision of neurorehabilitation services for people with brain injury in the UK. This initial report focused on health, education, criminal justice, sport-related concussion and the welfare benefits system.