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Innovation in Neuro-rehab shortlist revealed

Latest finalists in the inaugural NR Times Awards are announced



The finalists have been announced in the Innovation in Neuro-rehab category of the NR Times Awards. 

The shortlist was chosen based on the strength of the submissions, which clearly displayed forward-thinking and innovative practice, and a commitment to making life-changing, positive change for the future. 

The ten finalists are: 

BES Healthcare

BIS Services

BPM Rehab

Children’s Trust 


Lusio Rehab

Neural Pathways 

Richardson Care

Social Return Case Management

VIM Health

The inaugural NR Times Awards, sponsored by Elysium Healthcare, have received beyond-expectation numbers of entries across all 12 categories. 

They were created to highlight the innovation and excellence being seen in the world of neuro-rehab, across the UK and internationally. 

The Innovation in Neuro-rehab category is designed to shine a light on those organisations whose work is helping to give hope to patients for the future, while also setting new standards and examples of outstanding practice within the sector. 

It is sponsored by Iris Care Group, which provides specialist pathways of care in Wales and the West of England with a focus on people with complex needs and behaviours that challenge. 

Peter Kinsey, chief executive of Iris Care Group, says: “Iris Care Group includes St Peters Hospital, a specialist centre for treatment and nursing care for individuals with degenerative neuropsychiatric conditions and acquired brain injury (ABI), so we are always seeking out new ways of supporting the individuals with neuro-rehab needs and are keen to encourage any ideas that will further improve the outcomes we achieve for the people we support.”

Following the shortlisting process, judging is now underway. 

Each category will be judged by its individual sponsor, plus a panel of independent judges – although any with a conflict of interest in a category will be exempt: 

  • John Davis, renowned neurotrauma specialist and consultant principal lawyer at Slater and Gordon
  • Vicki Gilman, chair of BABICM and founder of Social Return
  • Luke Griggs, chief executive of Headway
  • Chloe Hayward, chief executive of UKABIF

The winners will be revealed in our online NR Times Awards ceremony on October 26. 

In addition to the 11 categories which are judged by our panel, the Rehab Leader of the Year Award is decided by public vote, with scores of votes already being cast for our finalists. 

Make your vote count here