NICE Head Injury Guidelines

The UK’s independent clinical guidance body NICE, has recently released for consultation its updated head injury treatment guidelines to be published in early 2014.

1.4 million head injuries every year

The National Institute for Clinical Excellence estimates that a staggering 1.4 million people attend A&E every year with head injuries, of whom 200,000 are admitted to hospital.  Allowing for the introduction in 2010 of regional trauma networks, the guidelines recommend some significant changes in how the NHS currently treats head injury patients.

Improved Head Injury Guidance

Head injury victims should be taken directly to a hospital with resuscitation equipment, not just to the closest hospital as happens now.  Also anyone with signs of a life threatening injury should have a CT scan of their brain within 1 hour.

Head Injury UK: Head Injury Claim Experts

At Head Injury UK our specialist head injury solicitors welcome any improvement in the care of head injury victims.  Especially since the quality of a head injury patient’s initial medical care is often critical.  If you or a loved one has suffered a head injury that was someone else’s fault, contact Andy Shaw to see how we can help you.



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