Birmingham Jerwood Temporary Closure

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June 2nd, 2016

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The Jerwood Centre for the Prevention and Treatment of Dance Injuries located in the Birmingham Hippodrome and run as part of Birmingham Royal Ballet has temporarily suspended access to dancers who are not part of the ballet company.

Until now any professional dancer was able to book appointments and receive treatment at the centre. The Jerwood Centre will form part of DanceUK's proposed National Institute for Dance Medicine programme that will launch in London early next year.

The Birmingham centre will, all being well, function in much the same way the London clinic. It is hoped that the NHS will provide some level of staffing for the centre so that treatment can be provided to dancers for free in consultation with the specialists who already provide treatment to dancers.

Any dancer with private health insurance will still be able to book appointments and receive ongoing treatment or pay for appointments individually.

As yet there is no firm date when the centre will re-open to all dancers but the London clinic, based within the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in central London, is expected to open early next year.

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