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Posted on May 12 2022 by Fiona Bailey

A leading consultant clinical neuropsychologist is bringing together top experts from the field of brain injury to discuss policy. 

Dr Keith Jenkins, from St Andrew’s Healthcare and is chair of the Northamptonshire Acquired Brain Injury Forum is hosting a conference entitled 'Brain Injury – Time for Change in Northamptonshire?'

Dr Jenkins has a track record in delivering support to the brain injury community, and helped to create the St Andrew’s Relatives’ Support Group

The event, which is taking place on Thursday, May 19, will focus on two key areas of the Time for Change report, which was produced by the All Party Parliamentary Group on ABI and identified a number of areas where change is vital to benefit the lives of survivors and to protect future generations. 

Sporting concussion and the criminal justice system will both be discussed at the meeting, which will be held in the Kettering Conference Centre. 

Among the speakers will be Philip Hollobone MP, Member of Parliament for Kettering, Bobby Copping, a former Peterborough defender who will discuss his reasons for retiring at 19 and Holly Warner, project manager for the Headway UK Justice Project. The group will also hear the lived experiences of brain injury survivors. 

Dr Jenkins said: “The role of the regional acquired brain injury forum is to bring together stakeholders in the field of brain injury within a defined geographical area, that includes; people with a brain injury, their relatives, statutory service providers and commissioners, lawyers and independent and voluntary sector service providers,” he said. 

“These forums provide the opportunity to share knowledge and expertise and contribute to local lobbying for improvements in support for people living with the effects of brain injury and those working with them.

“We have had tremendous support for our previous conferences and we look forward to the upcoming event.”

To book to attend contact Julie Mallard at julie.mallard@oakleafcare.com