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Date: 03/07/2017

It was standing room only last week (Wednesday 14 June 2017) when Hereford-based specialist personal injury law firm Novum Law held a major one day conference for brain injury professionals in Hereford. There were over 55 at the event at The Courtyard, Penhaligon Way in the city centre chaired by eminent barrister, John Ross QC of 1 Chancery Lane, London.

The delegates included: therapists, psychologists, brain injury case managers and care and support professionals all involved in looking after people with brain injuries.

The conference addressed the vital role of ‘neuro rehabilitation’ in helping people who’ve suffered neurological damage due to traumatic brain injury.

Huw Ponting, Director of Novum Law who heads up the Hereford office, said: “Once the acute stage of medical treatment for a brain injury patient is over, neuro rehabilitation steps in to help the patient recover and improve their functional and cognitive abilities.

“The journey to recovery or to achieving improvements in brain function can be a long and arduous one but neuro rehabilitation treatment can make a huge difference to the quality of people’s lives, helping them realise their goals.”
The day saw a panel of renowned experts take to the floor to give thought-provoking talks including: Dr. Dave Quinn, Neuropsychologist at Halliday Quinn; Carole Murray, Case Manager at Mercia Case Management, Ali McNamara, Case Manager from AJ Case Management and Kelly Knight, Associate Solicitor at Hyphen Law, as well as Huw Ponting.

“We decided to host our brain injury rehabilitation conference in Hereford following feedback from brain injury professionals working in Hereford and the wider area that there was appetite for an event to share knowledge and best practice as well as ideas and insights into neuro rehabilitation,” continued Huw Ponting.

“Sadly, there are many people in Herefordshire and throughout the counties of Worcestershire, Shropshire and beyond who are living with the devastating, life-changing effects of brain injuries. Through sharing information and working collaboratively, we can continue to improve rehabilitation and treatment for brain injury survivors.”

All the proceeds from tickets for the event will go to the leading brain injury charity, Headway Herefordshire which works to improve the lives of local people affected by brain injury through a range of activities and therapies led by specialists.

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