Happy Birthday BABICM

Posted on: 1st June 2016

Celebrating 20 years of collaboration and innovation

2016 marks the 20th anniversary of the British Association of Brain Injury Case Managers (BABICM). The professional association was established in 1996 to promote the development of case management in the field of acquired brain injury.

The last 20 years has seen case managers from a range of backgrounds working collaboratively to share knowledge and experiences for the benefit of service users. Along the way they have introduced a code of conduct for case managers that aims to ensure high standards across all case management services; developed a varied training and events programme that includes the organisation’s annual conference; and become a key resource for anyone seeking to instruct a brain injury case manager.

“I 100% believe that the work of BABICM has contributed to the development of case management over the years, as a profession in its own right.”

Jackie Parker has been involved with BABICM since its inception; she is a past chair and worked for many years on the training and education sub group, helping to organise national training events for members and interested others.

Jackie says: “I 100% believe that the work of BABICM has contributed to the development of case management over the years, as a profession in its own right.

“It is through the work of BABICM that brain injury case managers have been able to establish clear good practice guidelines and competencies. As a result, thousands of brain injured individuals have benefitted from a high quality, informed service from case managers across the country. This is a big achievement given that all who work for BABICM do so on a voluntary and unpaid basis.”

“I’m particularly impressed by the collaborative and co-operative spirit behind the work the council does.”

Contributing to a BABICM sub group can be a very rewarding and worthwhile process. Mary Gilman, a current member of the children and young people sub group, says: “The group has made me feel very welcome and valued for my opinions; it gives the opportunity to promote best practice for case managers working with children, young people and their families.”

Ella Cornforth has been the chair of the Scottish sub group since June 2015. She says: “I’ve been made to feel very welcome, very supported and have really enjoyed sharing different experiences and ideas with the group. We have a great opportunity to promote best practice in case management in Scotland, which has its own medico legal system and related challenges.

“I’m particularly impressed by the collaborative and co-operative spirit behind the work the council does; case managers, who are technically business competitors, do not hesitate to demonstrate genuine joint working for the mutual benefit of all BABICM members. I have adopted this approach in my chairmanship of the sub group.”

“Together we strive to achieve the highest standards and to provide support for case managers across the country.”

Lyndy-Lee Green is a BABICM peer reviewer, conducting the reviews that allow a registered practitioner to evidence that they are sufficiently meeting the standards and competencies required to become an advanced registered practitioner. This process provides a framework and a competency development tool for ongoing professional development. It also contributes to quality control and assurance for the profession of brain injury case management.

Lyndy says: “I am very proud to be part of this process. Together we strive to achieve the highest standards and to provide support for case managers across the country.”

“BABICM has led the way in representing the interests, concerns and issues for brain injury case managers at all stages of their careers and experience.”

Sally Wilkinson currently sits on the training and education sub group. She says: “BABICM has led the way in representing the interests, concerns and issues for brain injury case managers at all stages of their careers and experience. It has also played a key role in the continuing development of the industry as a whole. I’m very proud to be associated with the organisation.”

We’re looking forward to helping BABICM celebrate its 20th birthday on 15th and 16th June and are pleased to be sponsoring balloon displays at the conference and dinner.

Here’s to the next 20 years!