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It was with great sadness that the BISWG trustees learned about the recent death of Dr Melanie George .

Melanie’s extensive work in the field of Acquired Brain Injury is renown and has been beneficial to those of us working in this area and to affected clients and families.

We are fortunate that Melanie was able to work with BISWG in attending Parliamentary meetings and in producing her templates to assist assessments.

The many publications that Melanie and her colleagues have produced have been influential in affecting the need for change. In particular the report ”Mental Capacity Act assessments : Why everyone needs to know about the frontal lobe paradox’’ produced in conjunction with Sam Gilbert.

Melanie was very keen that her work would be used by BISWG to inform practice and we were more than happy to agree to this.

We aim to ensure that this work will form part of our training agenda to encourage the skills and practices of the social work profession in the hope that this will be a fitting legacy in Melanie’s memory