A campaign to raise awareness about the dangers of brain injury takes place this week.
The charity Headway is running a week-long series of events designed to educate both hospitals and patients about the need for better information about head injuries.
Serious brain injuries can occur after relatively minor knocks to the head, and the idea is to make people more aware of what to look out for during Action for Brain Injury Week 2010.
Headway's campaign will highlight danger signs that require head injury patients to immediately return to hospital having been discharged.
Information relating to post-concussion symptoms that can last for years will also be included in the campaign.
2009's awareness campaign focused on the need to wear cycle helmets on the road, and called on the government to make it compulsory for children under the age of 16 to wear protective head gear.
The charity claims that this is an ongoing issue that affects a large number of families and people who use its service.Back to Brain Injury News news