Talkin' 'bout a Revolution [in rehabilitation]: Miriam Duffy to take centre stage at Therapy Expo
High-profile physiotherapist Miriam Duffy, programme director at the National Rehabilitation Centre (NRC), has been lined up as a keynote speaker at this year’s Therapy Expo, to be held later this month at the NEC in Birmingham.
The prestigious event is expected to attract more than 2,000 physiotherapists and other health professionals from across the UK, as reported in PhysioUpdate in August.
Miriam, who also holds the post of chief allied health professional (AHP) at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, will share her thoughts on the topic of ‘Revolutionising Rehabilitation’ with delegates on 22 November, the opening day of the two-day Therapy Expo and MSK conference.
Anticipating the event, Miriam said: ‘I look forward to sharing some exciting updates on how the NRC is planning to transform the future of rehabilitation in this country, including in terms of research and innovation in the field, as well as sharing some of the ground-breaking research being conducted by the PhD students connected to the programme through our academic partners.’
During her career, Miriam established the East Midlands Major Trauma Centre in 2012, where she was also appointed director of rehabilitation for the East Midlands region. She is committed to ‘championing the positive impact of rehabilitation and the difference that AHPs can make’.
The government recently approved plans to build a purpose-built 70-bed, specialist NHS facility to be called the NRC. It will be built on the Stanford Hall Rehabilitation Estate near Loughborough – home to the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre, which opened in 2018.
The NRC is also a key player in the development of a pioneering Rehabilitation Assistant Practitioner Apprenticeship course, which featured in a PhysioUpdate article earlier this month.
Author: I A McMillan