These are transformative times for neuro-rehab, even without the fallout of COVID-19.

The pandemic, of course, is the great change-maker currently, amid social distancing and a revolution in remote working and service delivery. Indeed, smarter use of digital platforms by health and social care teams might be a lasting legacy of the virus.

But other changes are afoot too.

New therapies, backed by rapidly strengthening evidence bases, continue to come to the fore. Technology pioneers are stepping up their focus on brain and spinal conditions. New roles on the rehab pathway are emerging and cross-discipline collaboration is on the up.

Also, public awareness of NR-relevant conditions is rising, and the case for more investment in rehabilitation grows ever stronger.

Working against this backdrop of change, are the many professionals united by patient goals who continue to adapt and develop their skills and methods.

Our new video series aims to take stock of these changeable times, sharing new insights, ideas and approaches from leaders in the field.

We’ve enlisted case manager Vicki Gilman to uncover new, exciting and, perhaps, under-reported, developments in neuro-rehab through a series of in-depth interviews with fellow professionals.

In our first video, Vicki, who runs Social Return Case Management, interviews Dr Melanie Lee, a clinical psychologist whose work around pain management is particularly innovative.

As well as sharing these strategies, she also talks about interdisciplinary working in pain, the value of nurturing and focusing on compassion and bravery in the rehab team among a range of other topics.

You can view the first video below:

Keep an eye out for the next in the series right here on nrtimes.co.uk.

If you’d like to suggest a future interview for Vicki email editor@aspectpublishing.co.uk.