Head Injury / Brain Damage

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UK sources of information and / or support

Information and advice following a 'minor' head injury

These are leaflets often given to patients and carers on discharge after assessment at an Accident and Emergency department or similar following a knock, accident or other trauma to the head ...

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Patient UK

Has leaflets on Head Injury Instructions and Post-concussion Syndrome.

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Minor head injury discharge advice

A leaflet produced by Headway - the brain injury association.

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Head Injury and Concussion

Information from the Brain and Spine Foundation.

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Head injury: suggested written discharge advice

A leaflet produced by NICE (National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence).

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Head injury: some suggested written discharge advice leaflets following head injury

Produced by SIGN (Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network).

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Head injury, minor

Information from NHS Choices - the government's patient information portal.


Sources of information and support following brain injury or damage due to various causes

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Headway

UK national charity dedicated to supporting people with brain injury, their families and carers and concerned professionals. Over 112 local groups and branches throughout the UK.

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Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust

BIRT is a leader in the field of community-based rehabilitation and support for people with an acquired/traumatic brain injury.

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British Institute For Brain Injured Children

BIBIC's home-based therapy helps rehabilitate children variously diagnosed as having autism, autistic tendencies, brain damage, brain injury, cerebral palsy, developmental delay, Downs syndrome, dyslexia, epilepsy, hydrocephalus, learning difficulties, learning disability, microcephaly.

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Brainwave

A UK Charity dedicated to provision of therapy programmes for the brain injured. Since its inception many hundreds of people (especially children) have derived often substantial benefit from the individual therapy programmes enabling them to lead a less dependent and more rewarding life.

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Brain and Spine Foundation

Research and information about many conditions of the brain and spinal cord. Includes online booklets.

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Head injury

A patient guide to complement the NICE national guideline of the same name for health professionals.

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Child Brain Injury Trust (CBIT)

Aims to improve the quality of life for all children and young people who have an acquired brain injury (ABI) and enable them to achieve their full potential.

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Cerebra (For Brain Injured Children and Young People)

Goal: "Optimal human central neurological health and wellbeing". Examples of conditions dealt with include: cerebral palsy, epilepsy, neural tube defects, hydrocephaly, attention deficit, learning disabilities, aphasia.

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Head Injury

Information from Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

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BIRD Charity - Neuro Developmental Treatment

BIRD is a registered national charity that has treated thousands of people from all over the UK for over 20 years with brain injury, learning difficulties and related neurological conditions such as Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Stroke, Autism, Developmental Delay, ADHD and Cerebral Palsy amongst others.

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Therapeutic hypothermia with intracorporeal temperature monitoring for hypoxic perinatal brain injury

A patient guide to complement the NICE national guideline for health professionals called Therapeutic hypothermia with intracorporeal temperature monitoring for hypoxic perinatal brain injury.

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Head injury, severe

Information from NHS Choices - the government's patient information portal.


Further sources / more detailed information

Some non-UK sites

The following list popular non-UK health information sites with content aimed at the general public. They are mainly from the US. They have not been checked to see if information about the above topic is included but these large sites are comprehensive.

More detailed medical information

The following list online sources of more detailed medical information, mainly from the UK. These sites are mainly aimed at health professionals, but are of interest to all. They have not been checked to see if information about the above topic is included, but information about most medical topics can usually be found.