A DOCTOR from a specialist centre in St Leonards which looks after those recovering from brain injuries has been chosen to spearhead a campaign in her field.
Dr Anita Rose, director of clinical services and consultant neuropsychologist at Mulberry House in Hollington Park Road, has been appointed chairman of the Acquired Brain Injury Forum for London (ABIL).
It aims to raise awareness of Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) across London, encourage the development of good practice in the care and support of ABI survivors and their families and carers and to campaign for better services for them. Dr Rose said: “I feel very honoured to be appointed to the chair and am looking forward to continuing the campaign for excellence in the care and rehabilitation of ABI victims. My predecessor, Norman Keen, will be an extremely hard act to follow and we are very grateful for his distinguished leadership of ABIL.”
One of her first tasks was to join with professional colleagues in launching Life After Brain Injury: A Way Forward, a manifesto for Acquired Brain Injury (ABI), in the House of Lords last week.
Around a million people live with the affects of ABI in the UK and the manifesto proposes to Government how ABI treatment and care should be taken forward in the future to improve outcomes and quality of life.
Julien Payne, managing director of the Titleworth Group, which owns Mulberry House, said: “Anita brings a raft of ABI neuro rehabilitation skills and experience to the role. She is especially keen to lead ABIL in promoting the cause of neuro rehab for those with an ABI or Traumatic Brain Injury, especially lobbying Government for the provision of better services for ABI survivors.
“She also places high priority in helping to educate those who work in the field of ABI and neuro rehab, in particular GPs, who sometimes lack experience of this increasingly common area of their work.”