26 February 2020
Source: Right to Rehab
Vision UK is pleased to have worked with all the organisations below to produce the Right to Rehab report: Live Well for Longer.
Everyone has a Right to Rehab. We’re calling for patients to have equal access to high quality, person centred, community rehabilitation. Share the #RightToRehab Report to support the campaign: http://righttorehab.org/
Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Respiratory Care | British Heart Foundation |
British Lung Foundation| British and Irish Orthoptic Society | British Society of Rehabilitation Medicine | Chartered Society of Physiotherapy | Macmillan Cancer Support |The Neurological Alliance |Rehabilitation Workers Professional Network | British Association of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation | Royal College of Occupational Therapists | Royal College of Speech and Language Therapy | Royal Osteoporosis Society | Sue Ryder | UK Acquired Brain Injury Forum | UK Active | Vision UK | Agile | Ageing Better | Age UK | Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Alliance | The Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Cardiovascular Rehabilitation.
“The NHS Long Term Plan committed to enhance access to community rehabilitation across England. Building on recommendations from The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), it also set out some of the benefits of better access in terms of saving lives, improved quality of life and reduced hospital admissions. I am pleased to introduce this report that confirms the importance of community rehabilitation to patients, their families and carers and the wider society. When we get this right, we can help people live happier, more comfortable and productive lives as well as saving costs to other parts of health and social care. But as with any large-scale change, it’s going to take a concerted effort to make national community rehabilitation a reality. Health and social care commissioners, service managers, allied health professionals, the fitness industry and others will need to work together with patients and their families to make this happen.”
Richard Murray Chief Executive, The Kings Fund