Resources for GPs

This section provides information to help you manage and refer your patients with acquired brain injury and their carers.

Further information about brain injury

The About brain injury section of this website contains detailed information about the causes, effects and rehabilitation of acquired brain injury. It also includes a number of sections focusing on the practical issues that arise and support for brain injury survivors and their carers.

The following sections may be of particular interest to GPs:

  • Effects of brain injury
    Comprehensive information on the effects of acquired brain injury
  • Supporting you
    Information on the national and local services that Headway offers to support people who are affected by brain injury
  • Rehabilitation and continuing care
    Explains the options for rehabilitation of patients with an acquired brain injury
  • Caring for someone with a brain injury
    This section provides important information to help carers support the person with a brain injury, and to ensure they receive appropriate support for themselves
  • Practical issues
    Further information on a number of practical issues people may face after a brain injury, including driving, returning to work, financial concerns, travel insurance and welfare benefits
  • Factsheets
    Our downloadable factsheets provide accessible, practical information on some of the effects of acquired brain injury

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