The CSP and its rehab alliance partners are appealing to the government to prevent the redeployment of health and care professionals working in rehabilitation, as demand for their services is likely to grow over coming months given the crucial role of effective rehab in recovery from Covid-19.
In a letter to Jo Churchill, parliamentary under-secretary of state for prevention, public health and primary care, the 26 partners ask ‘that rehabilitation services are supported to restart fully, that health and care professionals working in rehabilitation are protected from redeployment unless absolutely necessary and that there is suitable space, equipment and resources available to provide support.’
The letter also asserts that rehabilitation is ‘a pillar of essential support for those with long-term or progressive conditions, physical injuries and poor mental health’ and calls for a national strategy for rehabilitation.
The full letter is available to read here:
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