Traumatic brain injury

Car crashes are a common cause of brain injury, often called a concussion.

Mild brain injury

Most people recover rapidly following a mild brain injury. Some people may experience symptoms over a longer period.

We have developed advice about the early diagnosis and management of mild brain injury in adults following closed head injury. It is available on our recovering from a mild brain injury page.

Neuropsychological assessment

A neuropsychological assessment may be required for diagnosis and treatment planning for people experiencing difficulties with memory, attention, language or other aspects of cognition or behaviour.

We have developed guidelines for neuropsychological assessment for health professionals, insurers and any other party involved in the assessment of neuropsychological impairment.

Complete the neuropsychological assessment notification form to arrange a neuropsychological assessment.

Fact sheets about neuropsychological assessments are also available for:

Further information

Injury advice centre

Our injury advice centre also has a range of information your patient might find useful.

Clinical framework

As a health professional you should apply the nationally endorsed clinical framework for the delivery of health services when treating people injured in motor vehicle accidents.

The five principles of the clinical framework that ensure you deliver the right care at the right time are:

  • measure and demonstrate the effectiveness of treatment
  • adopt a biopsychosocial approach
  • empower the injured person to manage their injury
  • implement goals focused on optimising function, participation and return to work
  • base treatment on the best available research evidence