All-Party Parliamentary Group Roundtable on COVID-19, Rehabilitation and Neurological Conditions
The first ever All-Party Parliamentary Group Roundtable on COVID-19, Rehabilitation and Neurological Conditions took place in December.
The Neurological Alliance brought together the All-Party Parliamentary Groups for Acquired Brain Injury, Epilepsy, Motor Neurone Disease, Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s Disease to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on Rehabilitation and neurological conditions.
The meeting was chaired by MPs Simon Hoare and Chris Bryant and included presentations from Georgina Carr, Chief Executive, Neurological Alliance, Prof Adrian Williams, Prof of Neurology at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, NHSE Chair of the Neurosciences CRG and Adine Adonis, Chair Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Neurology.
Talks were followed by a discussion about the need for a national strategy and central leadership for rehabilitation, the need for which has been further highlighted by the pandemic.
In addition to the Chairs MPs and Peers attending the meeting included Lords Dubs (Vice Chair, APPG for MS) (Labour Peer) Baroness Gale (Co-Chair, APPG for Parkinson’s) (Labour Peer), Baroness Masham (Vice Chair, APPG on Parkinson’s) (Crossbench Peer), Christine Jardine MP (Officer, APPG for MS; Vice-Chair APPG on MND) (Liberal Democrats), Andrew Lewer MP (Chairman of the APPG on MND) (Conservative), Christina Rees MP (Vice Chair, APPG on Acquired Brain Injury; Vice Chair, APPG for MS) (Labour Co-operative, Wales), Liz Twist MP (Vice Chair, APPG on Acquired Brain Injury and Vice Chair APPG on Muscular Dystrophy) (Labour), Jack Dromey MP (Labour), Tony Lloyd MP (Labour), Samia Hersi, Parliamentary Assistant to Gillian Keegan MP (Conservative) and James Davies MP.
Calvert Reconnections would like to pay credit to UKABIF for the tremendous work it has done in driving this initiative forward.