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Leyla Ziyal

Leyla Ziyal

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Rehabilitation followingacquired brain injury
National clinical guidelines
 The guidelines were prepared by a multidisciplinaryworking party convened by the British Society of Rehabilitation Medicine (BSRM). They were draftedand edited by Professor Lynne Turner-Stokes onbehalf of the British Society of Rehabilitation Medicineand the Royal College of Physicians. The guidelines arepublished in collaborationwith the ClinicalEffectiveness andEvaluation Unit, RoyalCollege of Physicians
Royal Collegeof Physicians
British Society of Rehabilitation Medicine
Financial support for the preparation of this document was kindly provided by:
The British Society of Rehabilitation Medicine (BSRM)
The Department of Health Research and Development funding programme
An academic support grant from the Luff Foundation.The Royal College of Physicians and the BSRM would like to acknowledge the enormouscontribution in terms of time and effort which was given by members of the working party.We are also grateful to members of the advisory group and other individuals who haveprovided constructive comments on successive drafts.Finally, we are grateful to Sandy Weatherhead of the BSRM and Helen Salgo of King’s CollegeLondon for secretarial assistance and superb organisation skills, and to Kanchana Jeganathanof King’s College London for reference retrieval.
Citation of these guidelines should be as follows: Royal College of Physicians and BritishSociety of Rehabilitation Medicine.
Rehabilitation following acquired brain injury: national clinical guidelines 
(Turner-Stokes L, ed). London: RCP, BSRM, 2003.
BRITISH SOCIETY OF REHABILITATION MEDICINEc/o Royal College of Physicians11 St Andrews Place, London NW1 4LERegistered charity No 293196
ROYAL COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS11 St Andrews Place, London NW1 4LERegistered charity No 210508
Copyright © 2003 Royal College of Physicians of LondonISBN 1 86016 194 4Typeset by Dan-Set Graphics, Telford, ShropshirePrinted in Great Britain by The Lavenham Press, Sudbury, Suffolk
The Royal College of Physicians of London
The Royal College of Physicians aims to promote the highest standards of medical practice inorder to improve health and healthcare. To achieve this it seeks to:
set and improve standards for clinical practice
support physicians in their practice of medicine
promote and provide continuing professional development throughout a doctor’s career
advise the government, the public and the profession on healthcare issues.It defines and monitors programmes of education and training for physicians, and setsexaminations including the MRCP(UK) qualification required of UK graduates before they can enter specialist training. It has over 11,000 Fellows worldwide.
The Clinical Effectiveness and Evaluation Unit (CEEU)
The Clinical Effectiveness and Evaluation Unit of the Royal College of Physiciansconcentrates on those issues that are at the centre of the national healthcare agenda, eg theNational Service Frameworks in Cardiology, Care of Older People and Diabetes, and theCalman-Hine Cancer Framework, as a continuous programme of work rather than multipleone-off projects. Associate Directors, who are active clinicians in their field, lead the relevantprogrammes in conjunction with the Director. The CEEU has expertise in the development of guidelines, the organising and reporting of multi-centre comparative audit to encourageguideline implementation, and studies on how the outcome of care can be measured reliably.All our work is collaborative with relevant specialist societies, patient groups and healthservice bodies such as the National Service Frameworks, National Institute for ClinicalExcellence and the Commission for Health Audit and Inspection. The CEEU is self-financingwith funding coming from government, charities and other organisations.
The British Society of Rehabilitation Medicine
The British Society of Rehabilitation Medicine is the UK professional organisation forpractitioners in rehabilitation medicine. It is a young, vibrant organisation devoted to:
promoting the development and good practice of rehabilitation medicineas a medical specialty 
enhancing undergraduate and postgraduate education in rehabilitationand disability issues
supporting rehabilitation research
working with related medical, paramedical and voluntary organisationsto further these aims.Membership is open to registered medical practitioners with an interest in disability and itsmanagement.

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