The NHS England’s Improving Rehabilitation Services programme has recently launched Commissioning Guidance for Rehabilitation for Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) and their local partners. This guidance, published by NHS England, is intended for use by CCGs to support them in commissioning rehabilitation services for their local population. It may also be of use to others with an interest in rehabilitation.
The Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust (BIRT) has considered how the guidance can be achieved, giving examples of how the Ten Top Tips can be followed to commission local brain injury rehabilitation services.
The Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust Clinical Director, Dr Sue Copstick, said “We particularly welcome the Ten Top Tips, which encourage commissioners to take a strategic approach to invest to save, and to work with services to identify common outcome measures.”