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First ever digital app for parents affected by childhood acquired brain injury launched in Nottingham

Families in Nottingham can now benefit from the first ever digital app to provide support for childhood concussion, head injury and acquired brain injury (ABI).

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust (NUH) has launched the app CBIT In Hand, developed by the Child Brain Injury Trust (CBIT).

The app provides virtual support to children with acquired brain injuries and their families to explain next steps and what to expect in their journey. It streamlines information and provides a personalised portal to instantly access information tailored to their individual needs.

CBIT is a charity that provides advice and information on childhood ABIs, including how to access services, practical tips, and support for siblings and parents.

Dr Emily Bennett, Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Paediatric Neuropsychologist at Nottingham Children’s Hospital said: “We are excited to launch the Child Brain Injury Trust’s innovative ‘CBIT In Hand’ app here at NUH.

“It will be invaluable to families who can now find much-needed support and information about childhood acquired brain injury (ABI) in one convenient app.  The huge range of resources available via the app will help families of children with an ABI to access the information they need, when they need it – and importantly this will be tailored to their own individual requirements.”

Gerard Anderson, Head of Brain Injury Services at CBIT said: “I’m extremely proud to be launching the Child Brain Injury Trust CBIT in Hand app in Nottingham Children’s Hospital in partnership with the paediatric trauma and rehabilitation teams.

“What we want to do is to improve the lives of children and families affected by brain injury by giving them the support and information when they need it most. CBIT in Hand will allow us to do this in collaboration, giving the right information when needed.”  

The app has already successfully launched in Birmingham Children’s Hospital, Alder Hey Hospital, Great North Children’s Hospital, Royal London Hospital, Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children, Royal Aberdeen Children's Hospital and Sheffield Children’s Hospital.

CBIT in Hand can be downloaded for free by visiting the App Store or Play Store and searching for CBIT In Hand.

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