Family experience following traumatic brain injury – Survey and workshop

Screen Shot 2016-09-01 at 12.58.56The NIHR Brain Injury HTC is committed to ‘Patient and Carer Inspired Innovation’ to ensure that all perspectives of the care pathway are heard. A recent initiative focused on hearing from the patients directly, which highlighted the need to hear from families and friends of those who have cared for someone admitted to hospital with a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).

First of all, if you are a family member or friend of someone who has been admitted to hospital with TBI, the HTC asks that you kindly complete a short survey about your experience. This will give you the opportunity to tell us about your experiences, both the ups and the downs, with the choice of anonymity. The survey findings will provide the HTC with enough details to inform the next phase.

The online survey can be found here:

https://addenbrookes.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/htc-family-carer-tbi

Secondly, again if you are a family member or friend of someone who has been admitted to hospital with TBI, the HTC would like to invite you to participate in the Family & Carer Workshop on Thursday 22nd September 2016 in Cambridge Central Library. The workshop will be from 10am to 1pm with lunch and refreshments provided, and travel expenses will be reimbursed.

The workshop will be an informal discussion with family members, friends and carers to explore the anonymous findings of the survey and share their experiences following the admission to hospital with a traumatic brain injury.

If you would like to be sent a copy of the survey via email or post, like to attend the workshop, or would like more information please contact the NIHR Brain Injury HTC office (T: 01223 336940 or E: involve@brainhtc.org).