BASIC milestones

We are proud of our achievements over the years, helping people recover from brain and spinal injuries. Below are some of the milestones we feel have made us into the organisation we are today.



Bolton businessman Derek Gaskell establishes “Neurosurgical Research”, now called BASIC


We purchase pioneering equipment for Hope Hospital including technology to permit non-invasive treatment instead of surgery for brain aneurysms.


Our National Helpline is the first of its kind for people recovering from brain surgery in the UK.


We fund the UK's first ever specialist subarachnoid haemorrhage nurse appointed to assess the effectiveness of patient follow-up visits immediately after discharge from hospital.


BASIC Neurocare Centre opens with the help of the Rt Hon Dr Mo Mowlem, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland.


HRH the Princess Royal visits BASIC to officially open "BodyBASIC", our assisted exercise suite.


We are the first UK organisation to adopt the complete "Captains Log" brain gym after undergoing training from its creator in Virginia, USA


We are the first organisation selected by the Department of Health to share our model of brain injury vocational rehabilitation with commissioners across England.

HRH the Princess Royal returns to BASIC to officially open "Food for Thought", our community training cafe.


BASIC's most ambitious project yet opening in June 2015...Accelerated Interactive Recovery, a UK first for community rehabilitation.