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Posted in Industry News on 5th Nov 2021

The UK Acquired Brain Injury Forum (UKABIF) is supporting Chris Bryant MP as he progresses his Private Members’ Bill through Parliament. 

The MP for Rhondda is the sponsor of the Acquired Brain Injury Bill which will have its second reading in the Chamber on Friday, 3 December. 

The Bill is calling for a comprehensive strategy to be implemented in order to meet the needs of adults and children with an acquired brain injury. This strategy, to be published no later than April 2023, aims to improve the provision of services by local authorities, NHS, Department for Education, Ministry of Defence, Prison Service, Department for Work and Pensions and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. 

Chloe Hayward, Executive Director of UK Acquired Brain Injury Forum (UKABIF), said: “We are delighted to work with Chris Bryant MP on this vital Private Members’ Bill. It covers a wide range of policy areas and will be help improve how services are delivered to people of all ages with an acquired brain injury. 

The Bill has cross-party backing and we are encouraging all MPs, stakeholders and partner organisations to add their support as we move towards the second Bill reading at the start of December.

Chris Bryant MP will speak about the Bill when he is a guest speaker at UKABIF’s Time to Change Summit on Monday, 8 November at the Royal Society of Medicine, London. You can find out more about the Summit here

For more information about the Bill go to www.abibill.org.uk