The following clinicians contributed to this briefing:
Ms Kirsten Hart, clinical specialist physiotherapist, National Spinal Injury Centre, Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust. No conflicts of interest declared.
Dr Santosh Mordekar, consultant paediatric neurologist, Sheffield Children's Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. No conflicts of interest declared.
Dr Bhaskar Basu, consultant in rehabilitation medicine, University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust. Member of guideline development group for the NICE guideline on major trauma: service delivery, published February 2016.
Representatives from the following organisation responded to a request for patient and carer organisation commentary on this briefing:
Peninsula Cerebra Research Unit (PenCRU) University of Exeter Medical School.