BABICM were invited to observe the parliamentary debate on acquired brain injury at Westminster on the 2nd July 2019. Council member and past BABICM Chair Cathy Johnson was there to hear the motion for the debate.

The debate was chaired by Andrew Rosindell (Romford). The motion for the debate was to consider acquired brain injury. Chris Bryant noted that it affects “so many” parts of government; Department of Health, Department for Work & Pensions, Home Office, Ministry of Justice, Department of Education, but as the Health Minister was there he focused on health issues. He stressed that ABI is “completely invisible”. He noted that the all-party parliamentary group on ABI has been campaigning to ensure that “everyone who does any kind of assessment for the DWP … has a full training in ABI, so that they understand the variable nature of the condition”.

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