24 February 2022

The RCSLT, as part of the Community Rehabilitation Alliance, has signed a letter calling for quality rehabilitation services not to be left to chance.

The RCSLT is a member of the Community Rehabilitation Alliance (CRA) – a partnership of more than 50 charities and professional bodies who are all committed to improving commissioning, planning and delivery of rehabilitation.

As part of this shared endeavour, we have signed a letter to Lord Kamall, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Technology, Innovation and Life Sciences, clearly setting out the need for tangible measures to ensure that rehabilitation services are at the heart of developing future NHS services.

The alliance’s priorities are:

  • to gain political commitment to delivering universal access to rehabilitation to meet needs, and
  • to improve the quality of rehabilitation through new models, better data collection, planning, commissioning and delivery of services.

The minister recently expressed hope that Integrated Care Boards (ICBs) “will be required to provide, and improve provision of, community rehabilitation services”. However the letter calls for great clarity on how this will be achieved “without legislation or clear reference to rehabilitation services in Bill guidance”.

Read the full letter (PDF)

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