The Rehabilitation First Awards is Post's most uplifting and heart-warming event of them all. Identifying individuals and organisations that have excelled in the rehabilitation sector and highlighting their achievements, the Rehabilitation First Awards reward excellence across the market - from employers to insurers, practitioners to claimant solicitors
Innovation underpins every fast-developing industry and rehabilitation is no exception. From the early days a decade ago of simply raising awareness about rehabilitation, efforts have quickly moved to proving the cost-benefit argument and the industry continues to take great strides towards benchmarked best practice and professionalism.
But challenges still exist. We need an ever greater focus on outcomes, particularly return-to-work; we must not restrict our vision to short-term medical interventions but instead focus on the empowerment of injured individuals as clients. We need closer liaison between the private insurer-funded sector and the NHS; both can learn from each other. We need to move away from a sequential approach, ensuring medical and vocational rehabilitation run concurrently wherever possible. And we need to ensure any lack of trust between parties becomes a thing of the past.
This is an exciting juncture in the UK rehabilitation market. So what better time to showcase your success and be proud of your achievements? These awards officially acknowledge the excellent work that organisations and individuals are contributing to further the development of rehabilitation in this country.