VICKI GILMAN APPOINTED BABICM CHAIR
The British Association of Brain Injury and Complex Case Management (BABICM) has announced today the appointment of Vicki Gilman as its new Chair.
Commenting on her new appointment Vicki said: “I’m delighted to be BABICM’s new Chair in our 25th Anniversary year. The organisation has a well-established, powerful and influential voice and we will continue to ensure that the needs of people with brain injury and complex medical conditions are recognised and met”.
An experienced case manager, health entrepreneur and clinical specialist neurophysiotherapist, Vicki qualified in physiotherapy at King’s College, London and completed a Master of Science degree in neurorehabilitation at Brunel University.
For several years Vicki worked in a specialised military neurorehabilitation unit, treating adults with brain injury, spinal cord injury, and other complex conditions. Vicki coordinated and worked clinically in NHS and independent sector multidisciplinary community teams treating people with neurological conditions, and she was an expert witness in brain and spinal cord injury for over 20 years. Her work in a multidisciplinary team steered her into case management, and for six years Vicki was on the BABICM Council and chaired its Training Events Group, returning last year to BABICM Council for a preparatory year before stepping into the role as Chair.
Vicki commented: “These are challenging and changing times for everyone in healthcare and beyond. As case managers we need to be flexible but quick to respond to new developments and ways of working, ensuring the best possible outcomes for our clients. As an organisation BABICM has to be responsive to the needs of our members; we must ensure that they receive the training and support required to maintain our high professional standards and to deliver best-practice services”.
Vicki is currently the managing director of Social Return Case Management, a company she established over six years ago.