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.

Dr Chris Steele support's Headway's GP information. His photo is on the left, with the quote on the right: "I am delighted to lend my support to this important campaign. Anything that can assist us hard-pressed GPs to provide better support to our patients has to be welcomed."

GP flyer

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. 

Supporting carers

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.