The DWP, ABI and others have indicated that an increased level of rehabilitation could potentially help mitigate the cost pressures underlying increases in employers’ liability premiums and that there is growing evidence of a positive cost-benefit case for rehabilitation in many circumstances.

The British Society of Rehabilitation Medicine (2003) report that rehabilitation services in the NHS are predominantly focused on promoting independence in personal daily life and enabling people to leave hospital rather than a return to work. This raises the question of whether current rehabilitation infrastructure could meet an increase in demand.

This study assessed the need to measure existing levels of rehabilitation provision, the potential future demand and to explore how this demand could be met.


You can view the report here.