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INPA standards

High standards of neurorehabilitation

So INPA can ensure high standards of neuro-rehabilitation and achieve its aims, each organisation wishing to join as a member must provide evidence to show that it achieves the following criteria:

Organisational structure

A staffing structure made up of key significantly trained and experienced professionals in the provision and delivery of neuro-rehabilitation for individuals within their service.

Staff structure

Provides and delivers regular training to all staff that is specific to the practice of neuro-rehabilitation. Staff supervision by a neuro-rehabilitation specialist. Members of its interdisciplinary team are regularly being supervised by those who have demonstrable experience and expertise in the field of neuro-rehabilitation.

Specialist interest groups

Staff are members of relevant specialist interest groups within their disciple that facilitate keeping abreast of developments in the field of neuro-rehabilitation.

Service provided

Produce a detailed outline of the type of service that it provides, including the number of service users, the aims of the service and its key / principle service objectives.

HPC registration

Evidence that it contracts / employs a minimum of four distinctly different Health Professions Council (HPC) registered professional groups trained and experienced in neuro-rehabilitation.


The service provides an active rehabilitation pathway which demonstrates discharge planning from the outset. Testimonials from two stakeholders (not customers)

Outcome measures

Use of outcome measures appropriate for the service it provides as recommended / identified by INPA. Rehabilitation within a defined time frame.

What do we lobby for?

We believe that the collective voice of independent providers of neuro-rehabilitation across the UK should be heard. Independent providers provide over half of all the available neuro-rehabilitation beds in the UK and INPA’s specialists can offer valuable unique insights into brain injury and long-term neurological conditions