The National Rehabilitation Centre’s Programme Director has been announced as a keynote speaker at a prestigious exhibition attracting health professionals from across the UK.
Miriam Duffy, NRC Programme Director and Chief Allied Health Professional at Nottingham University Hospitals, will present ‘Revolutionising Rehabilitation’ at the two-day Therapy Expo at the NEC in Birmingham later this month.
Miriam has held a number of senior roles within the NHS including establishing the East Midlands Major Trauma Centre in 2012, where she was also appointed Director of Rehabilitation for the East Midlands region. She has committed her career to championing the positive impact of rehabilitation and the difference that allied health professionals can make.
Therapy Expo is the largest leading educational event in the UK for occupational therapists, physiotherapists, sports therapists, osteopaths, chiropractors, soft tissue therapists, neuro therapists, physical training instructors, sport rehabilitators, exercise rehab instructors and MSK Healthcare professionals.
Miriam said: “I’m honoured to have been asked to present as a keynote speaker at the Therapy Expo – an exhibition the NRC team have attended in previous years.
“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.”
The NRC programme recently received formal Government approval for the £105million plans and so work is now progressing in earnest to create the 70-bed, purpose-built and highly energy efficient new facility as part of the Government’s New Hospital Programme. The specialist NHS facility will be built on the Stanford Hall Rehabilitation Estate near Loughborough, home to the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre which opened in 2018.
More than 2,000 professionals are expected to attend the CPD-accredited event, which will feature hands-on training and demonstrations from experts in their fields.
Therapy Expo will be held from 22 to 23 November at the NEC in Birmingham. Key insights from the keynote presentation and updates from the conference, including more detail about the rehab research being carried out by our PhD students, will be shared on the NRC Twitter and LinkedIn channels across the two days.