This section provides information to assist GPs with diagnosing, managing and appropriately signposting patients and carers affected by the often hidden aspects of brain injury.
We have produced a flyer to help GPs access this information. Is contains details of our GP pledge and this website to ensure our brain injury management and referral guides are within easy reach.
Download the flyer in the related resources section.
Brain injury management and referral factsheets
Our resources are based on our two management and referral factsheets which cover minor brain injury and concussion, as well as well as other types of moderate to severe acquired brain injury
Mild brain injury: A guide for GPs
This factsheet helps GPs to diagnose, refer and manage patients who have sustained a minor brain injury. As well as the detailed factsheet, it contains a number of useful tools for assessing patients who may have symptoms of concussion.
Management of acquired brain injury: A guide for GPs
This factsheet provides detailed information for GPs who are managing patients with an acquired brain injury, or who may need further specialist assessment. The information given is designed to help GPs diagnose, support and refer these patients.
You can download these and further information in the related resources section.
Approximately 12% of general practice patients are carers. It is extremely important that GPs are aware of the issues these patients have to cope with and provide appropriate support. Find out more on our supporting carers information page.