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Bridges Open Workshops


We run open workshops for individual practitioners working in neurological and general rehabilitation, or perhaps you work with stroke survivors in the voluntary or third sector.   


Click here for more information about our open workshops





News and events

6th Annual Symposium

Our 6th Annual Symposium will be held on 10th June 2015, between 16.30 - 18.30, at St George's University of London.  Please join us for an evening of updates about self-management in brain injury, stroke and long-term conditions followed by drinks, nibbles and netoworking.

Booking is essential and places are booked on a first come first served basis.

For all the details and how to book please download the invitation here:

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Audio download from UCLP goal setting conference

Below is a link to a 33 minute conversation about goal setting in rehabilitation between Billy Mann (stroke survivor) and Katie Campion (Physiotherapist).

This audio recording compliments the 15 minute presentation given by Billy and Katie at the conference titled 'Consensus and Controvery in Goal Setting' hosted by UCLP Centre for Rehabilitation on 28th April 2015.

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Bridges E-bulletin 6 out now

Click here to access the latest e-bulletin for March 2015.

E-bulletin headlines:

  • Self-management support, what are we reading?
  • Project update: Building bridges after brain injury
  • Project update: Self-management support for people living with long-term neurological conditions in Lewisham and Kingston
  • Project update: Bridges in acute trauma and orthopaedics
  • Goal setting conference 28th April 2015 - book now
  • 6th annual Bridges symposium - save the date
  • Introducing our new team

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Goal setting conference: booking open

Consensus, controversy and debate about goal setting in rehabilitation are still very much alive. What works, for whom and in what context are all common questions and many were debated at a conference in 2009 resulting in a seminal paper published by Dr Diane Playford in Clinical Rehabilitation. Now in 2015 we have guidelines, use many different methods, but still have very little evidence about what works best.  

Fiona Jones, Founder of Bridges and Professor of Rehabilitation Research at St Georges University of London has collaborated with Dr Playford from University College London to develop a conference programme which revisits many of these questions. Leading academics, clinicians’, people with stroke and TBI will all debate and discuss goal setting. Book now for a chance to be part of this conference, and take part in a unique Delphi survey taking place throughout the day.

Download the conference agenda

 Details and how to book:

Tuesday 28th April 2015 09.00 - 17.30
Queens Square, London
Cost £80 (£50 student rate)

Book here via the University College London events booking page


This conference is not organised by Bridges but UCLP NeuroRehabilitation Centre 

Please email with any enquiries


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Bridges at 2014 UK Stroke Forum

Fiona Jones, alongside Jessica Styles (Nurse Practice Educator, St. George's Hospital, London) presented a session at the Nursing and Rehabilitation Training Workshop at the 2014 UK Stroke Forum.  The session was titled 'Supporting self-management: top tips and latest research' which you can download here.

You can also download a poster featuring the Bridges programme, titled 'Early Bridges: adating the Bridges self-management programme for the acute stroke setting' by clicking here.

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Bridges e-bulletin 5 out now

Click here to access the latest e-bulletin from November 2014

E-bulletin headlines:

  • New project: Bridges in self-management of long-term conditions
  • Research update
  • 'Starting self-management early': open access article
  • Bridges digital project update
  • Bridges in Australia
  • Bridges in traumatic brain injury
  • Essential reading about shared decision making and self-management support
  • Scottish Stroke Action Plan (2014) recognises supported self-management
  • Date change for Goal Setting Conference 2015

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Goal setting conference 2015 - new date decided

Save the date: 24th April 2015

Bridges is collaborting with colleagues at The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery to organise a joint goal setting conference.  We will be presenting our thoughts about goal setting alongside a person living with a neurological condition, along with other speakers throughout the day.  We hope that it will be an inspiring and thought-provoking conference.

Whilst we finalise the details we welcome expressions of interest to attend the conference by emailing

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Goal setting conference 2015 - date change

Bridges Self-Management is collaborating with The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery to deliver a joint goal-setting conference planned for spring 2015. 

The orginial conference date of 24th January 2015 is now cancelled, we are sorry for any inconvenience this will cause and thank those who have already registered their interest for this date.

We will release details of the collaborative conference in due course.  As soon as we finalise the details, anyone who has already registered their interest with us will receive a personal email, we will also communicate details on the Bridges website, via our e-bulletin and social media.

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Goal setting conference - save the date!

Bridges will be hosting a one-day goal setting conference in early 2015.  Delegates will hear from a range of speakers to debate the utility of goal setting in rehabilitation, and given the opportunity to make an action plan to take back to their teams through break out sessions.

Date: Saturday 24th January 2015

Venue: Boardrooms level 2 Hunter Wing, St George's University of London, SW17 0RE

We are in the early stages of organising this conference but we are accepting you registrations of interest by emailing

Details of speakers, times and costs to be confirmed over the next few months.


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Bridges e-bulletin 4 out now

Click here to access the latest e-bulletin form July 2014

E-bulletin headlines: 

  • Latest Bridges newsletter published
  • Save the date: Bridges hosts a goal setting conference
  • Bridges in TBI: a collaboration with Kings College Hospital and Headway
  • Research update
  • Bridges symposium: speaker presentations available
  • Early Bridges: adapting Bridges for the acute stroke setting
  • Bridges in press
  • New Based on Bridges open workshop

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Bridges Symposium 2014

Bridges is hosting a free stakeholder event at 5pm on 17 June 2014 at St George's University London in Tooting.

This year’s symposium will provide the opportunity to hear research findings from a recent trial evaluating the feasibility of integrating a stroke self-management programme into community stroke rehabilitation.

This event has already taken place, you can download the speaker presentations here

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Bridges e-bulletin 3: out now

Click here to access the March 2014 e-bulletin contains links to two abstracts and one full text article for recently published research related to stroke and self-management.  It also contains a link to a Health Foundation report that may help services to know how to measure self-management support.  We share our experience of adapting Bridges training for staff on the acute stroke unit at St George's hospital, London.  You can also read about our free stakeholder event in June as well as other events and new workshops.

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