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Right to Rehab

Wednesday, 22 May 2024

Commitment needed for rehabilitation to be an equal pillar of health care

BASRaT is a member of the Community Rehabilitation Alliance (CRA).

The alliance comprises more than 60 charities and professional bodies who are all committed to improving commissioning, planning and delivery of rehabilitation. It is in this shared endeavour that we have signed this letter to each of the three political party leaders clearly setting out why it is vital that the next government must prioritise and invest in community rehabilitation services.

The alliance’s priorities are: 

·         to gain political commitment to delivering universal access to rehabilitation to meet needs 

·         to improve the quality of rehabilitation through new models, better data collection, planning, commissioning and delivery of services. 

It is vital that rehabilitation forms a core part of NHS future planning. The next government must make a commitment to rehabilitation as an equal pillar of health care to medicines and surgery. That’s why we’ve signed this letter as part of the Community Rehabilitation Alliance.



Fitness to Practise Notification

Monday, 20 May 2024

Jerry Okoye (REH003457) Removal from the register.

Following the conclusion of the Fitness to Practise process, Jerry Okoye (REH003457) has been removed from the register by the Registrar. More information is available here

If you wish to contact BASRaT in relation to this case, please contact Oliver Coburn on 

ARMA’s ‘Act Now’; Report on MSK Health Inequalities and Deprivation

Monday, 18 March 2024

Musculoskeletal Health Inequalities and Deprivation report

ARMA’s ‘Act Now’; Report on MSK Health Inequalities and Deprivation The Act Now: Musculoskeletal Health Inequalities and Deprivation report from ARMA highlights the impact of social and economic determinants of health on those living with MSK conditions, recognising that people in deprived areas face far greater challenges in managing their MSK conditions and accessing quality MSK services.

The report aims to address the drivers of poor musculoskeletal health acting on people living in deprivation and bring a focus to the part health services across the UK can play to address inequalities.

The report provides practical advice and signposting for health systems, MSK services and practitioners in a position to shift the dial in the right direction and implement innovative strategies to overcome barriers to healthcare access and tackle unequal health outcomes in MSK health.

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Key recommendations from the report include:

• Getting closer to and knowing your community better – solutions such as moving services into community spaces make them more accessible to under-served groups from deprived areas.

• Developing shared ownership of services through engagement and co-production.

• Using data to identify, tackle and monitor barriers to access and unequal health outcomes.

• Targeting intensive and tailored supported self-management where need is greatest.

You can read the full report here -

Sharing strategies and expertise globally to develop our professions

Tuesday, 05 March 2024

BASRaT at the 7th IOC World Conference

BASRaT recently attended the IOC World Conference on the Prevention of Injury & Illness in Sport over in Monaco. BASRaT CEO and Chair of the Executive Committee are pictured along with the Presidents of the NATA, CATA, ARTI and WFATT.

In addition to meeting with heads of governing bodies, it was a fantastic opportunity to work with the World Federation of Athletic Training and Therapy and our International Arrangement partners to continue to develop our professions both locally and globally. Sharing strategies, experience and expertise, we are working together to ensure that Sport Rehabilitation and Athletic Therapy and Training are a profession for the future; safe, effective and contemporary.

With more countries interested in joining the International Arrangement, the future for us as a global profession is bright, it will be an exciting couple of decades!    

Campaign for life-changing NHS rehab services to be available to all

Thursday, 22 February 2024

Right to Rehab Campaign supported by Steven Fry and the Community Rehab Alliance

Calling for an end to the postcode lottery for NHS rehabilitation services that help people recover from the likes of car crashes, cancer or strokes, the campaign wants life-changing NHS rehab services to be made available to everyone in the UK no matter where they live. 

BASRaT is a member of the Community Rehab Alliance which supports the campaign alongside over 20 healthcare charities, royal colleges such as the British Geriatric and the Stroke Association.

Stephen Fry stresses how important rehab for all is “I had a very nasty fall from a 6ft high stage onto concrete. The orthopaedic surgeon warned me that people who had fallen from lesser heights had never walked again. I am one of the lucky ones and I am feeling whole and healed thanks to good physiotherapy.

        On a black background, footsteps are shown. The text reads, 'This is Adrian learning to walk aged 60. Adrian lost his leg, leaving him with a prosthetic. Thanks to rehabilitation, he's up and walking. But shockingly, rehab isn't available everywhere. Help us end this postcode lottery.'  

I feel very lucky to be able to walk again which is why I’m supporting this campaign to make rehabilitation services available no matter where you live. Rehabilitation is just as important as medicine and surgery in helping people reclaim their lives after injury, illness or because of long-term conditions. Everyone deserves access to rehabilitation and I back this campaign to have rehab reps in every hospital to ensure everyone gets the right help at the right time.”

View resources and sign the petition here -

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