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Kate Makin

Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

Health specialism: Orthopaedics and Trauma, Amputation, Musculoskeletal and Soft Tissue Injury, Chronic Pain, Hand and Upper Limb Injury, Specialist Seating and Wheelchair Assessments, Specialist Equipment, Postural Management.

Health experience: Long Term Physical Illness and Disabilities, Learning Disabilities, Social Services, Housing, Elderly care, Complex Assessments, Independent Practice.

Years experience: Over 15.

Describe yourself in one sentence: Hardworking, organised and approachable.

Why would you use UP: Unite Professionals are a friendly yet highly professional organisation, specialising in client centred rehabilitation with the client as the key focus of their case management goals.


Sonia Campbell-Thompson

Ilkley, UK

Health specialism: Neurological conditions, Spinal Injury, Orthopaedic, Chronic Pain, Environmental assessment, Equipment and adaptations, Vocational rehabilitation, Discharge planning, Moving and Handling, Social Services, Intermediate Care, Working Age adults, Elderly.

Years experience: Over 28 years.

Describe yourself in one sentence: I am an experienced, passionate and motivated Occupational Therapist and Case Manager. I have a determined approach to achieve positive outcomes, ensuring my clients have the maximum opportunity to reach their potential along their recovery and rehabilitation journey. I have gained extensive experience in a variety of community roles and settings, embracing a multi-disciplinary approach at all times to offer holistic assessments, resulting in client-focused solutions.

Why would you use UP: "Choosing Unite Professionals offers a truly independent non-biased person-centred assessment which results in a holistic solution-focused recovery and treatment plan, with clear goals and outcome measures, evidencing a client's progress."


Margot Widdup

Leeds, UK

Health specialism: Rehabilitation, orthopaedic, complex discharge planning, post surgical and community assessments.

Health experience: Rehabilitation, occupational / return to work rehabilitation, orthopaedic, general medicine, palliative care, orthopaedic, complex discharge planning, trauma, amputations, post-surgical and community assessments.

Years experience: Over 6.

Describe yourself in one sentence: I am passionate about supporting clients through a positive and client centred approach, to enable them to achieve their potential.

Why would you use UP: Unite Professionals are dedicated to ensuring a unique and tailored approach, expertly managed by hand picked professionals and administrators to meet an individual’s needs.


Kate Knox

Manchester

Health specialism: Neurological Conditions, Traumatic Brain Injury, Moving and Handling, BI Specialist Equipment and Complex Discharge Planning.

Health experience: Paediatric Physical Disability, Orthopaedic, Amputations, Spinal Injury, General Medicine, Elderly, Seating and Wheelchair Assessment, Vocational Assessment, Complex Trauma and Neurosurgical.

Years experience: Over 9.

Describe yourself in one sentence: Outgoing, friendly and approachable.

Why would you use UP: "Good at listening to individual needs and you always get a point of contact so they are easy to approach and engage with."

Further information: When it comes to listening to a client, Kate is brilliant. She is even better in translating what she is told into positive action and outcomes that lead to improved rehabilitation and recovery. A truly all round Occupational Therapist who has trained others in the area of Traumatic Brain Injury.


Jo Evans

Southport

MD Unite Professionals, Case Manager

Health specialism: Brain Injury, Complex Trauma, Complex Orthopedic Injury, Peripheral Nerve Injuries, Amputation and Complex Rehabilitation Delivery.

Years experience: Over 30.

Why would you use UP: “You come to UP if you want your voice heard; to be in charge and leading the direction of your rehabilitation. To have a Case Manager to advocate the best rehab provider to help the client get their life back on track.”

Further information: Jo founded Unite Professionals in 2010 after a career in rehabilitation and occupational therapy in the NHS and private practice. Her passion for delivering the very best rehabilitation is contagious and she leads Unite Professionals from the front, proactively and positively. No effort is too much for Jo and the best outcome for the client is the sole objective that she strives for. Jo uses her wealth of experience across a broad spectrum of multi agency rehab offerings, along with her vast energy to support Unite Professionals around the UK. Jo is the beating heart of Unite Professionals.


Jenny Cooper

Lincoln

Health specialism: Mental Health, Adult Learning Disability, Autism, Downs Syndrome and Challenging Behaviour.

Health experience: Orthopaedic, Neurological Conditions, Traumatic Brain Injury, Elderly, Moving and Handling, Seating and Wheelchar Assessment, Community Assessment, Peripheral Nerve, Brachial Plexus and Stroke.

Years experience: Over 28.

Describe yourself in one sentence: Genuine, quiet, determined.

Why would you use UP: "I think we are client focussed with the true clinical needs of the client at heart - and getting the best for them. We use all Occupational Therapist skills and knowledge to give a good all round package. We are totally independent so can truly be client centred."

Further information: A massively experienced health professional, Jenny is one of the best Case Managers in the UK, leaving no stone unturned when it comes to treatment and client welfare. She relishes the independence to work on behalf of the client’s best interest so she can deliver the best outcomes possible.


Claudette Joint

Grantham

Health specialism: Moving and Handling.

Health experience: Paediatric Orthopaedic, Orthopaedic, Amputations, Neurological Conditions, Traumatic Brain Injury, General Medicine, Elderly, Seating and Wheelchair Assessment, Post Surgical, Community Assessment, Brachial Plexus, Complex Trauma, Stroke and Complex Discharge Handling.

Years experience: Over 18.

Describe yourself in one sentence: I love my work as a Case Manager and within the NHS alongside an active family life, I always try hard to maintain a good work life balance.

Why would you use UP: "I like the ethos of Unite Professionals being joint instruction. It is not biased either way and it works specifically for the client, promoting rehabilitation - there is no alternative agenda."

Further information: Family life is very important to Claudette, she knows what is important in life and puts people first. That is a rare skill that ensures all her clients receive the best treatments, respect and consideration. Claudette values life and is an inspiration during the rehabilitation process. Still working part time in the NHS, her hands on experience grows daily.


Dr Joanna Fletcher-Smith

Nottingham, UK

Health specialism: Stroke (educated to doctoral level in stroke rehabilitation with several publications in this field), TBI, Neuro, Trauma and Elective Orthopaedics, Complex Trauma, Healthcare of the Elderly, Upper Limb Rehab.

Health experience: Assessment and Rehabilitation of Adults and Older People, NHS and Community Rehabilitation, Stroke, TBI, Upper Limb Rehabilitation, Cognitive Assessment and Rehabilitation, Neuro, Care Homes, Trauma and Electrive Orthopaedics, Medicine and Surgery, Discharge Planning, 10+ years experience in Clinical Research and Rehabilitation Randomised Controlled Trials, Lecturing healthcare students at undergraduate and postgraduate level, Specialist training in the use of surface neuromuscular electrical stimulation, EMG for muscle testing, and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) for testing Motor Evoked Potentials (MEPs), Leadership and Management.

Years experience: Over 16.

Describe yourself in one sentence: A dedicated, loyal, hardworking and compassionate professional with a strong desire to communicate with clarity and empathy and advocate for those in need.

Why would you use UP: I would choose Unite Professionals because it is an ethical company with holistic and compassionate advocacy practice at its' core. UP employs some of the UK's most experienced and skilled rehabilitation experts who share the common goal of focusing on each client's unique rehabilitation needs and ensuring they are supported to achieve their rehabilitation potential and optimum quality of life.


Joy Averill

Derby

Health specialism: Neurological Conditions, Traumatic Brain Injury, General Medicine, Elderly, Seating and Wheelchair Assessment, Vocational Assessment, Community Assessment, Complex Trauma, Stroke, BI Specialist Equipment, Complex Discharge Planning, Personal Performance Coaching, Careers Coaching, Functional Hand Rehabilitation, Adult Learning Disorder, Autism and Downs Syndrome.

Health experience: Paediatric Orthopaedic, Paediatric Brain injury, Paediatric Physical Disability, Spinal Injury, Spinal Cord Injury, Moving and Handling, Mental Health, Peripheral Nerve, Brachial Plexus and Neurosurgical.

Years experience: Over 17.

Describe yourself in one sentence: Empowering, client centred, thorough and motivating.

Why would you use UP: "It is client centred, professional, proactive, approachable and holistic."

Further information: Joy is proof that the cliche is true - she is Joy by name and nature. She is a one of the most enthusiastic and committed Case Managers you will ever meet. Joy is confident and recognises the need to work in collaboration with Solicitors, Social Services, GP’s, Employers, DVLA, Tribunal Panels and everyone involved with the case. A truly excellent Case Manager.


Louise Davis

Solihull

Health specialism: Adult Mental Health, Community Mental Health, Children and Adolescent Mental Health, Leadership and Management, Clinical Research, Clinical Governance and Clinical Supervision.

Years experience: Over 21.

Describe yourself in one sentence: I am a caring and dedicated professional with a positive approach and a belief in building on clients' strengths for the best outcomes.

Why would you use UP: "The personal touch, warm and professional. They are very client centered."

Further information: Louise has a huge amount of experience, particularly in mental health. She has done a lot of vocational, client centred rehabilitation. Louise has excellent communication skills and empathy to help deal with complex issues.


Catherine Cottle

Birmingham

Health specialism: Orthopaedic, Neurological Conditions, Traumatic Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Injury, General Medicine, Vocational Assessment, Stroke and Complex Discharge Planning.

Health experience: Elderly, Community Assessment.

Years experience: Over 17.

Describe yourself in one sentence: Caring, passionate, thorough, friendly and a good communicator.

Why would you use UP: "They put the client at the centre of the process and because of the structure of the company, the Case Manager focuses and doesn't get influenced by solicitor or insurer. There is robust supervision at every step as well."

Further information: With a huge amount of experience working in rehabilitation, Catherine is one of the best Case Manager Occupational Therapists in the business and a real asset to Unite Professionals. She builds rapport with the client quickly and works tirelessly to put together the best Case Management packages to achieve the best outcomes.


Emma Hicks

Shrewsbury

Health specialism: Orthopaedic, Amputations, Neurological Conditions, Traumatic Brain Injury, Moving and Handling, Seating and Wheelchair Assessment, Vocational Assessment, Post Surgical, Community Assessment, Complex Trauma, Stroke, BI Specialist Equipment and Complex Discharge Planning.

Health experience: Oncology, Palliative Care, General Medicine, Elderly, Peripheral Nerve.

Years experience: Over 25.

Describe yourself in one sentence: A highly experienced and passionate OT, supporting clients to maximise their quality of life and independence.

Why would you use UP: "UP Case Managers maximise the recovery process for the clients and really care."


Ursula Owen

Oswestry, UK

Health specialism: Orthopaedic, Neurological Conditions, Traumatic Brain Injury, Moving and Handling, Seating and Wheelchair Assessment, Vocational Assessment, Post Surgical, Community Assessment, Mental Health, Complex Trauma, Neurosurgical, Stroke, BI Specialist Equipment and Complex Discharge Planning.

Health experience: Neurological, Brain Injury, Oncology, Amputations, Spinal Injury, Mental Health, Hand Therapy, Cardiac Rehab and General Medicine.

Years experience: Over 23.

Describe yourself in one sentence: I am very passionate about enabling an individual to improve their quality of life.

Why would you use UP: "Unite Professionals really care about enabling an individual to maximise their potential and improve their quality of life."


Rachel Culyer

Pembroke

Health specialism: Mental Health and Orthopedic..

Health experience: Paediatric Brain Injury, Paediatric Physical Disability, Paediatric Emotional Trauma, Orthopaedic, Neurological Conditions, Traumatic Brain Injury, Spinal Injury, Spinal Cord Injury, Vocational Assessment, Perpheral Nerve, Complex Trauma, Neurosurgical and Stroke.

Years experience: Over 25.

Describe yourself in one sentence: I love my job and feel humbled being involved with clients lives at such a traumatic time.

Why would you use UP: "Because of the people who work for UP, they have a real focus on the client needs and outcomes."

Further information: Rachel has worked with all types of clients, from children through to the elderly. She is fastidious in her approach to getting the best results for her clients. Rachel offers the support your client needs, when they need it the most.


Rachel Bussell

Devon

Health specialism: Orthopedics, Amputations, General Medicine, Elderly, Post Surgical, Spinal Injury, Moving and Handling, Seating and Wheelchair Assessment, Stroke and Oncology.

Years experience: Over 18.

Describe yourself in one sentence: Relaxed, energetic, sporty and friendly.

Why would you use UP: "For a very comprehensive individual Case Management service."

Further information: Rachel qualified as an Occupational Therapist in 1997 and has worked within the NHS and the private sector. Rachel is a conscientious, sensitive and hardworking professional who uses her knowledge and skills to get the best outcome for her clients. She is able to accurately identify the rehabilitation needs of her clients and implement appropriate treatment plans effectively. Rachel possesses good communication skills that allow her to provide information in a clear, concise manner with an appropriate level of detail.


Joanna Harrison

Yeovil

Health specialism: Elderly, Community Assessment, BSL and Deaf Studies.

Health experience: Orthopaedics, Amputations, Neurological Conditions, Traumatic Brain Injury, Spinal Injury, General Medicine, Moving & Handling, Seating and Wheelchair Assessment, Vocational Assessment, Mental Health, Peripheral Nerve, Brachial Plexus, Complex Trauma, Stroke and Complex Discharge Planning.

Years experience: Over 9.

Describe yourself in one sentence: Friendly, approachable and an energetic people person.

Why would you use UP: "Because of the people. We are friendly, approachable and client centred; and that fits with how I like to work."

Further information: If it is energy, commitment, passion and care for your client that you want, then look no further than Joanna. She has boundless dedication to get the best outcomes for her clients in the rehabilitation process.


Abigail Jones

Bristol, UK

Health specialism: Traumatic brain injury.

Health experience: Traumatic brain injury; vocational rehabilitation; stroke; older persons rehabilitation; Accident and Emergency; hand therapy; complex poly-trauma; orthopaedics; renal; vascular – including amputees; surgery and urology; complex discharge planning; and general medicine.

Years experience: Over 10 years working as an Occupational Therapist.

Describe yourself in one sentence: I am a caring and dedicated professional, passionate about supporting clients to help maximise their independence and quality of life.

Why would you use UP: Unite Professionals are a friendly, hardworking team with a clear focus on the needs of the client. All case managers are Occupational Therapist and therefore excellent at providing a holistic approach to rehabilitation.


Melissa Hancock

London

Health specialism: Neurological Conditions, Traumatic Brain Injury, Seating and Wheelchair Assessment, Vocational Assessment, Neurosurgical, Stroke and Complex Discharge Planning.

Health experience: Orthopaedics, Amputations, Spinal Injury, Spinal Cord Injury, General Medicine, Elderly, Moving and Handling, Community Assessment, Post-Surgical, Mental Health, Peripheral Nerve, Brachius Plexus, Complex Trauma and BI Specialist Equipment.

Years experience: Over 9.

Describe yourself in one sentence: Independent, creative and positive.

Why would you use UP: "All Case Managers are friendly and experienced OT's."

Further information: Experience working with clients in Australia and the UK means Melissa knows what treatments are needed and most effective. She is an excellent Case Manager with the welfare of the client at heart all the time. A naturally friendly person, she wins trust quickly and easily.


Kelly Rudd

Surrey

Health specialism: Neurological Conditions, Traumatic Brain Injury, Complex Trauma, Neurosurgical, Stroke, BI Specialist Equipment and Complex Discharge Planning.

Health experience: Inpatient, Outpatient and Community.

Years experience: Over 18.

Describe yourself in one sentence: I am organised, hard working and committed.

Why would you use UP: "UP are objective and offer impartial Case Management based on clinical experience."

Further information: Kelly has a huge amount of experience from working in the NHS. She is not shy when it comes to recommending courses of action or treatment; and plans meticulously so your client will receive the right treatment at the optimal time. Kelly is a real asset to Unite Professionals.


Ronel Terblanche

Farnborough, UK

Health specialism: Neurological Conditions, Brain Injury, Orthopaedics, Paediatrics and Elderly.

Years experience: Over 14.

Describe yourself in one sentence: An outgoing and independent individual who puts 100% into everything she does.

Why would you use UP: “UP definitely provides a holistic approach and a personal touch to client care. It is a company where the Case Managers are picked by the UP team and that guarantees the quality of the service will be fantastic.”

Further information: Ronel is a firm believer in Occupational Therapy and the skills those professionals use. She believes their holistic approach gives them the best view and most information possible to make a decision on the best treatments possible. She looks beyond the injury to social and psychological impact as well.


Marion Perrin

Berkshire

Health specialism: Orthopedics, General Medicine, Elderly, Moving and Handling, Seating and Wheelchair Assessment, Community Assessment, Complex Trauma and Complex Discharge Planning.

Health experience: Amputations, Spinal Injury, Spinal Cord Injury and Stroke.

Years experience: Over 19.

Describe yourself in one sentence: Dedicated to motivate clients to improve and recover.

Why would you use UP: "It is professional, caring and empathetic."

Further information: Marion epitomises Unite Professionals; her complete dedication to the client’s rehabilitation and recovery is inspiring. She leaves no stone unturned and is inspirational to her clients undergoing treatment. An enthusiastic professional.


Alex Jones

Brighton

Health specialism: Orthopaedic, Amputations, Neurological Conditions, Traumatic Brain Injury, Spinal Injury, Spinal Cord Injury, Moving and Handling, Seating and Wheelchair Assessment, Vocational Assessment, Post Surgical, Community Assessment, Mental Health, Complex Trauma, Neurosurgical, Stroke, BI Specialist Equipment and Complex Discharge Planning.

Health experience: Paediatric Orthopaedic, Paediatric Brain Injury, Paediatric Learning Disability, General Medicine, Elderly, Peripheral Nerve and Brachial Plexus.

Years experience: Over 16.

Describe yourself in one sentence: Thrill seeking, enthusiastic, a liver of life.

Why would you use UP: "They have an ability to look at the person as a whole and it is one of the most client centred companies I've experienced working with."

Further information: A surfer, downhill mountainbiker and thrill seeker, Alex values life and pushing the boundaries. She brings that zest for life to her work and cares intensely for her clients, always pushing further and harder for their welfare and best rehabilitation outcomes.


Michael Bickers

Brighton

Health specialism: Orthopaedic, Neurological Conditions, Traumatic Brain Injury, Moving and Handling, Seating and Wheelchair Assessment, Vocational Assessment, Post Surgical, Community Assessment, Complex Trauma, Stroke, BI Specialist Equipment and Complex Discharge Planning.

Health experience: Orthopaedic, Brain Injury, General Medicine, Elderly.

Years experience: Over 6.

Describe yourself in one sentence: Intuitive, caring and personable.

Why would you use UP: “To ensure the very best rehabilitation care is co-ordinated for loved ones.”


Christine Parr

Tunbridge Wells (Kent)

Health specialism: Neurological conditions, Traumatic Brain Injury, Environmental assessment, Vocational rehabilitation, Neuro-psychiatric, Neurological upper limb disorders, Discharge planning, Mental health and Complex orthopaedic.

Years experience: Over 15.

Describe yourself in one sentence: I am enthusiastic and motivated by providing high quality, meaningful rehabilitation to maximise individuals' quality of life.

Why would you use UP: "Unite are highly supportive and professional with a reputation for quality and client centred care."


Tracey Adams

Ashford

Health specialism: Social Services, Adults and Children.

Health experience: Paediatric Brain Injury, Pediatric Learning Disability, Paediatric Physical Disability, Orthopaedic, Amputations, Neurological Conditions, Traumatic Brain Injury, Elderly, Moving and Handling, Seating and Wheelchair Assessment, Community Assessment and Stroke.

Years experience: Over 9.

Describe yourself in one sentence: Easy going, good listener and into new therapies.

Why would you use UP: "They have a bespoke service that is client focussed for their needs."

Further information: Quietly spoken, Tracey is a powerhouse when it comes to helping clients of all ages through rehabilitation. With much of her experience gained working with children and their families, she has an impeccable bedside manner. Open minded, she will look at holistic solutions when appropriate.


Sarah Broughton

Oxford

Health specialism: Orthopaedic, Neurological Conditions, Traumatic Brain Injury, Seating and Wheelchair Assessment, Vocational Assessment, Complex Trauma, Stroke and Complex Discharge Planning.

Years experience: Over 29.

Describe yourself in one sentence: Enthusiastic, motivated and keen to learn.

Further information: With 29 years experience, Sarah is a valuable member of Unite Professionals. She has worked in the NHS and for private health care providers. What Sarah doesn’t know about Case Management with the client as the sole focus is not worth knowing.


Kara Cronin

Bicester, UK

Health specialism: Since qualifying in 2008, Kara has gained wide experience in many clinical areas. She is a mentor and provides supervision to other professionals and teams. Her clinical work has seen her gain knowledge of neurological conditions, brain injury complex orthopedic presentations and hand therapy.

Kara has completed major adaptation specialist training and also animal assisted therapy training. Kara has wide skills base and many of which are transferable into the field of case management where her dynamic approach will prove to benefit both the client and the stakeholders alike. Kara is experienced in all of the following areas:

Complex orthopaedic Paediatric Brain Injury, Adult Brain Injury, Neurological Conditions, Burns Injuries, Hand Therapy, Amputations Desensitisation Techniques, Sensory integration Techniques, Spinal Injury.

Health experience: Kara is a highly qualified Occupational Therapist with a wealth of experience in providing specialist assessment and support to individuals with complex physical disability, mental health and social care needs.She is experienced in working as an integral member of Multidisciplinary Team meetings and used to coordinating and progressing treatment programs.

Kara works regularly with setting short and long term goals with clients that are realistic and appropriate to meetindividual client goals.She has advancedknowledge and understanding around provision or non-provision of equipment, minor and major adaptations and rehabilitation intervention informs this approach.
Her previous roles have also required an in-depth understanding of relevant legislation, procedures and techniques to ensure all individual clients receive the best quality care.

Years experience: Over 12.

Describe yourself in one sentence: Passionate, always willing to learn and develop and gain new knowledge

Why would you use UP: Unite Professionals are very client centered and creative in terms of developing rehabilitation programs specifically to meet the needs of their clients.


Lauren Hankers

Milton Keynes

Health specialism: TBI, Spinal Injury

Health experience: Occupational Therapists, in a mixture of acute and community settings.

Years experience: Over 10.

Describe yourself in one sentence: I am a determined, practical and caring individual, who likes to achieve the best in all I do.

Why would you use UP: UP are a very professional company that put the clients at the centre of rehabilitation.


Philippa Fancourt

Milton Keynes

Health specialism: Neurological Conditions, Traumatic Brain Injury, Community Assessment, Complex Trauma, Neurosurgical, Stroke, Bi Specialist Equipment and Complex Discharge Planning.

Health experience: Paediatric Brain Injury, Paediatric Physical Disability, Orthopaedic, Spinal Injury, General Medicine, Elderly, Moving and Handling, Seating and Wheelchair Assessment, Mental Health and Brachial Plexus.

Years experience: Over 17.

Describe yourself in one sentence: Motivated and dynamic.

Why would you use UP: "They have an individual, bespoke approach to meeting the client’s needs."

Further information: Injuries associated with head and brain are Philippa’s specialisms. Philippa is a professional who goes above and beyond any requirements you may have to make sure the client gets the best treatment possible.


Nicole Cocksedge

Suffolk

Health specialism: Orthopaedic, Neurological Conditions, Traumatic Brain Surgery, Seating and Wheelchair Assessment, Vocational Assessment, Community Assessment, Complex Trauma, Nerosurgical, Stroke, BI Specialist Equipment and Complex Discharge Planning.

Health experience: Amputations, Spinal Cord, Spinal Cord Injury, Elderly, Moving and Handling, Post Surgery, Peripheral Nerve, Brachial Plexus and Complex Trauma.

Years experience: Over 22.

Describe yourself in one sentence: Passionate about the rehabilitation of my clients.

Why would you use UP: "Unite Professionals provides bespoke, individualised rehab programmes."

Further information: Some people live for their work. Nicole is very much one of those people. Her care for her clients consumes her and she goes the extra mile to ensure the best treatment, rehabilitation and outcomes. An Occupational Therapist since 1995, she has experience treating clients in the UK and Australia.


Cathy Lambert

Bury St Edmunds, Bury Saint Edmunds, UK

Health specialism: Neurological conditions, Environmental assessment, Vocational rehabilitation, Housing and Adaptations, Discharge planning, Complex orthopaedic, Dementia, Learning Disabilities, Moving and Handling.

Years experience: Over 26 years.

Describe yourself in one sentence: I really enjoy finding out all about people working out what is important to them and discovering supportive ways to overcome obstacles that are stopping them achieving their goals. I am skilled at using a wide range of techniques and resources to enable people to be as active and independent as they can be, drawing on their own strengths and resources as much as possible.

Why would you use UP: "Unite have been welcoming and supportive. Their communication is excellent and I am well supported in my role. Unite are very professional and maintain high standards. Apart from anything, they clearly love what they do and are inspirational."


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Lisa Dunthorne

Redhill, UK

Health specialism: Complex trauma, Musculoskeletal injury, Chronic Pain, Mental health.

Health experience: Complex trauma rehab within military setting, Chronic pain/chronic condition management Counsellor.

Years experience: Over 25.

Describe yourself in one sentence: I am able to offer a unique approach to case management, having worked within and managed a successful MDT model for the MOD. My counselling qualifications provide me with the skills to deal with the psychological and emotional impact on both clients and their families.

Why would you use UP: I believe that UP have the integrity to keep the client at the centre of all of their decision making.


Rachel Hubbold

Worcestershire, UK

Health specialism: Neurological conditions, orthopaedics, spinal injury, elderly care, learning disability and general medicine

Health experience: Health and Social Care community assessment for paediatric, adult and elderly clients, specialist equipment, complex discharge planning, housing adaptations and moving and handling.

Years experience: Over 25.

Describe yourself in one sentence: Passionate, enthusiastic and motivated about supporting and enabling an individual to improve their quality of life. I love to see positive outcomes through collaborative work with my clients and colleagues.

Why would you use UP: You can be assured of a friendly, dedicated and responsive team of highly experienced staff working on your behalf to ensure person-centred and solution focused case management.


Julie Jay

Buckinghamshire, UK

Health specialism: Traumatic brain injury and complex orthopaedic injuries.

Health experience: I have had over 15 years working in the NHS, military, academia and private healthcare sector as an occupational therapist. This has afforded me valuable experience in navigating the rehabilitation pathway required for individuals following complex trauma and accidents.

Years experience: Over 15.

Describe yourself in one sentence: I am a motivated, organised and creative professional, who is strives to be an advocate for my clients, empowering the client and their families to achieve their maximum potential.

Why would you use UP: Individualised, and tailor made rehabilitation plans supported by reliable communication and support.


Nicola Keelan

South West London, UK

Health specialism: Neurology,
Brain Injury from mild to severe,
Spinal Injury,
Traumatic orthopaedic injuries,
Senior Health,
Oncology and infectious diseases.

Health experience: Over 15 years of experience as an Occupational Therapist, the last 11 have been in the field of complex neuro, trauma assessment and rehabilitation. Currently working as the inpatient Occupational Therapy lead at a South London Hospital providing leadership to specialist medicine, surgery, trauma and othopaedics, senior health, accident and emmergency and Stroke rehabilitation. This is in in addition to working as a case manager for Unite Professionals.

Years experience: Over 15.

Describe yourself in one sentence: A true passion for health and wellbeing through occupation and participation.

Why would you use UP: Comprehensive and holistic service which places the client at its heart.


Elaine Miller

Warrington, UK

Health specialism: Orthopaedics, Rehabilitation, Palliative care, Falls.

Health experience: Specialist advisor to the Care Quality Commission,
Clinical Lead Trauma and Orthopaedics,
Specialist Falls Occupational Therapist,
Specialist Oncology and Palliative Care Occupational Therapist,
Advanced Community Rehabilitation Occupational Therapist,
Enablement Occupational Therapist.

Years experience: Over 20.

Describe yourself in one sentence: Positive, determined and committed.

Why would you use UP: I would use Unite Professionals due to the clinical case experience and professionalism of the individual case managers but also because we are under the umbrella of a supportive organisation who gets behind us 100% to always put the client's needs first and foremost.


Lucy Cowell

Liverpool, UK

Health specialism: Orthopaedic, Elderly Medicine, Older Adult Mental Health, Neurological Conditions, Chronic and Long Term Conditions.

Health experience: Specialist Equipment Provision, Housing Adaptations, Moving and Handling, Risk Assessment and Rehabilitation.

Years experience: Over 9.

Describe yourself in one sentence: I am passionate about client experience and were possible endeavour to remain positive and solution focused.

Why would you use UP: UP place the client at the centre and encourage a collaborative client case manager relationship.


Deborah Murgatroyd

Lancashire, UK

Health specialism: Spinal cord injury, orthopaedic conditions, amputations, brain injury assessment.

Health experience: Deborah has delivered assessment and rehabilitation to individuals with spinal cord injury, orthopaedic conditions, amputations, burns injuries, and rheumatological conditions. She has been involved in recommending equipment and home modifications to individuals with these medical conditions.

In addition, Deborah has extensive experience in the functional assessment and reporting of physical, cognitive and perceptual function with individuals with a wide variety of medical conditions including acquired brain injury, various neurological conditions such as Multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, Motor Neurone Disease and Huntington's disease, orthopaedic conditions, amputations, spinal cord injuries, hereditary conditions such as Muscular Dystrophy; congenital conditions such as Cerebral Palsy, residual problems following tumours, mental health conditions including mild cognitive impairment and dementia and complex multiple pathologies.

Years experience: Over 34.

Describe yourself in one sentence: I am a reflective, analytical, well organised person who is interested in people and their individuality and is passionate about ensuring everyone has access to excellent and fair facilities to enable them to optimise their potential.

Why would you use UP: I believe Unite Professionals is a well lead organisation with a team of dedicated and experienced staff who are supported to deliver high standard, individualised services


Jenny Stephenson

Leeds, UK

Health specialism: 

Adult mental health, paediatrics, rehabilitation, vocational, aid and adaptations. 

Years experience:

10 years

Health experience: 

Experience working within a broad range of settings within the community and hospitals, with adults with a wide range of mental health difficulties, such as inpatient acute ward, intensive community services, community mental health team, healthy living service and rehabilitation of ADL's, vocational training and support. Paediatric experience working with neurological challenges, brain injury, delayed development, ASD and sensory difficulties. Use of aids and equipment in both settings to support independence. 

Describe yourself in one sentence: 

I am friendly, approachable, and motivated which enables me to provide a client centred and holistic approach to clients to meet their full potential. 

Why would you use UP: 

Unite Professionals provides a holistic and bespoke service putting the client at the centre. 


Philip Hunter 

Northampton, UK

Health specialism: 

Orthopaedic, amputee, falls, rehabilitation. 

Health experience: 

9 years work as an OT in actute and community settings, general medicine, surgical (amputee), orthopaedic and brain injury (neuro). 

5 years as a front line paramedic, handling acute injuries (brain, spinal, orthopaedic), general medicine and emergencies. 


Describe yourself in one sentence:
 

Friendly, motivated and passionate to deliver clients the best rehab possible to achieve their potential. 

Years experience: 

14 years

Why would you use UP: 

Unite Professionals is a service that puts the client first ensuring their rehabilitation needs are met within a tailored client centred approach. 


Carol Rideout

East Sussex, UK

Health specialism: Carol Rideout has been working in the NHS, Local Authority and private sector with clients who have had various neurological diseases since qualifying as an Occupational Therapist in 1998.Carol has worked specifically in Neuro Rehab for the last two years.Prior to this, she worked in a community rehab team with a variety of physical conditions including Parkinsons disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Motor Neuron Disease, Huntingdons Disease.Throughout her career, Carol has taken an interest in supporting her client's mental health alongside the physical conditions.More recently Carol has worked in a job centre, supporting clients with a variety of mental health conditions including anxiety, depression, bipolar and psychosis.

Health experience: Carol has worked in the NHS and Adult Social Care since 1998.Carol has enjoyed working in the acute hospital sector, A and E, community rehabilitation teams, intermediate care teams and long term complex case management in adult social care.Carol has enjoyed working as a specialist Occupational Therapist in a neuro rehab team for the last two years.Carol has also worked as an independent Occupational Therapist advised and recommending major adaptations.Carol has worked as a Case Manager since January 2019 for Unite Professionals.

Years experience: Over 16.

Describe yourself in one sentence: Carol Rideout is a friendly, dedicated and positive individual who works very hard to ensure that the best possible outcomes are achieved with her clients.

Why would you use UP: Unite Professionals are run by passionate and knowledgable Occupational Therapists with specialist interests in supporting those after complex injuries.UP is a highly professional organisation with devoted professionals who are dedicated to supporting their staff and their clients with the best possible service.

Ashford

Tracey Adams

Ashford

Health specialism: Social Services, Adults and Children.

Health experience: Paediatric Brain Injury, Pediatric Learning Disability, Paediatric Physical Disability, Orthopaedic, Amputations, Neurological Conditions, Traumatic Brain Injury, Elderly, Moving and Handling, Seating and Wheelchair Assessment, Community Assessment and Stroke.

Years experience: Over 9.

Describe yourself in one sentence: Easy going, good listener and into new therapies.

Why would you use UP: “They have a bespoke service that is client focussed for their needs.”

Further information: Quietly spoken, Tracey is a powerhouse when it comes to helping clients of all ages through rehabilitation. With much of her experience gained working with children and their families, she has an impeccable bedside manner. Open minded, she will look at holistic solutions when appropriate.

Bicester

Kara Cronin

Bicester, UK

Health specialism: Since qualifying in 2008, Kara has gained wide experience in many clinical areas. She is a mentor and provides supervision to other professionals and teams. Her clinical work has seen her gain knowledge of neurological conditions, brain injury complex orthopedic presentations and hand therapy.

Kara has completed major adaptation specialist training and also animal assisted therapy training. Kara has wide skills base and many of which are transferable into the field of case management where her dynamic approach will prove to benefit both the client and the stakeholders alike. Kara is experienced in all of the following areas:

Complex orthopaedic Paediatric Brain Injury, Adult Brain Injury, Neurological Conditions, Burns Injuries, Hand Therapy, Amputations Desensitisation Techniques, Sensory integration Techniques, Spinal Injury.

Health experience: Kara is a highly qualified Occupational Therapist with a wealth of experience in providing specialist assessment and support to individuals with complex physical disability, mental health and social care needs.She is experienced in working as an integral member of Multidisciplinary Team meetings and used to coordinating and progressing treatment programs.

Kara works regularly with setting short and long term goals with clients that are realistic and appropriate to meetindividual client goals.She has advancedknowledge and understanding around provision or non-provision of equipment, minor and major adaptations and rehabilitation intervention informs this approach.
Her previous roles have also required an in-depth understanding of relevant legislation, procedures and techniques to ensure all individual clients receive the best quality care.

Years experience: Over 12.

Describe yourself in one sentence: Passionate, always willing to learn and develop and gain new knowledge

Why would you use UP: Unite Professionals are very client centered and creative in terms of developing rehabilitation programs specifically to meet the needs of their clients.

Birmingham

Catherine Cottle

Birmingham

Health specialism: Orthopaedic, Neurological Conditions, Traumatic Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Injury, General Medicine, Vocational Assessment, Stroke and Complex Discharge Planning.

Health experience: Elderly, Community Assessment.

Years experience: Over 17.

Describe yourself in one sentence: Caring, passionate, thorough, friendly and a good communicator.

Why would you use UP: “They put the client at the centre of the process and because of the structure of the company, the Case Manager focuses and doesn’t get influenced by solicitor or insurer. There is robust supervision at every step as well.”

Further information: With a huge amount of experience working in rehabilitation, Catherine is one of the best Case Manager Occupational Therapists in the business and a real asset to Unite Professionals. She builds rapport with the client quickly and works tirelessly to put together the best Case Management packages to achieve the best outcomes.

Brighton

Alex Jones

Brighton

Health specialism: Orthopaedic, Amputations, Neurological Conditions, Traumatic Brain Injury, Spinal Injury, Spinal Cord Injury, Moving and Handling, Seating and Wheelchair Assessment, Vocational Assessment, Post Surgical, Community Assessment, Mental Health, Complex Trauma, Neurosurgical, Stroke, BI Specialist Equipment and Complex Discharge Planning.

Health experience: Paediatric Orthopaedic, Paediatric Brain Injury, Paediatric Learning Disability, General Medicine, Elderly, Peripheral Nerve and Brachial Plexus.

Years experience: Over 16.

Describe yourself in one sentence: Thrill seeking, enthusiastic, a liver of life.

Why would you use UP: “They have an ability to look at the person as a whole and it is one of the most client centred companies I’ve experienced working with.”

Further information: A surfer, downhill mountainbiker and thrill seeker, Alex values life and pushing the boundaries. She brings that zest for life to her work and cares intensely for her clients, always pushing further and harder for their welfare and best rehabilitation outcomes.

Michael Bickers

Brighton

Health specialism: Orthopaedic, Neurological Conditions, Traumatic Brain Injury, Moving and Handling, Seating and Wheelchair Assessment, Vocational Assessment, Post Surgical, Community Assessment, Complex Trauma, Stroke, BI Specialist Equipment and Complex Discharge Planning.

Health experience: Orthopaedic, Brain Injury, General Medicine, Elderly.

Years experience: Over 6.

Describe yourself in one sentence: Intuitive, caring and personable.

Why would you use UP: “To ensure the very best rehabilitation care is co-ordinated for loved ones.”

Buckinghamshire

Julie Jay

Buckinghamshire, UK

Health specialism: Traumatic brain injury and complex orthopaedic injuries.

Health experience: I have had over 15 years working in the NHS, military, academia and private healthcare sector as an occupational therapist. This has afforded me valuable experience in navigating the rehabilitation pathway required for individuals following complex trauma and accidents.

Years experience: Over 15.

Describe yourself in one sentence: I am a motivated, organised and creative professional, who is strives to be an advocate for my clients, empowering the client and their families to achieve their maximum potential.

Why would you use UP: Individualised, and tailor made rehabilitation plans supported by reliable communication and support.

Buckinghamshire

Cathy Lambert

Bury St Edmunds, Bury Saint Edmunds, UK

Health specialism: Neurological conditions, Environmental assessment, Vocational rehabilitation, Housing and Adaptations, Discharge planning, Complex orthopaedic, Dementia, Learning Disabilities, Moving and Handling.

Years experience: Over 26 years.

Describe yourself in one sentence: I really enjoy finding out all about people working out what is important to them and discovering supportive ways to overcome obstacles that are stopping them achieving their goals. I am skilled at using a wide range of techniques and resources to enable people to be as active and independent as they can be, drawing on their own strengths and resources as much as possible.

Why would you use UP: “Unite have been welcoming and supportive. Their communication is excellent and I am well supported in my role. Unite are very professional and maintain high standards. Apart from anything, they clearly love what they do and are inspirational.”

Crowthorne

Marion Perrin

Crowthorne

Health specialism: Orthopedics, General Medicine, Elderly, Moving and Handling, Seating and Wheelchair Assessment, Community Assessment, Complex Trauma and Complex Discharge Planning.

Health experience: Amputations, Spinal Injury, Spinal Cord Injury and Stroke.

Years experience: Over 19.

Describe yourself in one sentence: Dedicated to motivate clients to improve and recover.

Why would you use UP: “It is professional, caring and empathetic.”

Further information: Marion epitomises Unite Professionals; her complete dedication to the client’s rehabilitation and recovery is inspiring. She leaves no stone unturned and is inspirational to her clients undergoing treatment. An enthusiastic professional.

Derby

Joy Averill

Derby

Health specialism: Neurological Conditions, Traumatic Brain Injury, General Medicine, Elderly, Seating and Wheelchair Assessment, Vocational Assessment, Community Assessment, Complex Trauma, Stroke, BI Specialist Equipment, Complex Discharge Planning, Personal Performance Coaching, Careers Coaching, Functional Hand Rehabilitation, Adult Learning Disorder, Autism and Downs Syndrome.

Health experience: Paediatric Orthopaedic, Paediatric Brain injury, Paediatric Physical Disability, Spinal Injury, Spinal Cord Injury, Moving and Handling, Mental Health, Peripheral Nerve, Brachial Plexus and Neurosurgical.

Years experience: Over 17.

Describe yourself in one sentence: Empowering, client centred, thorough and motivating.

Why would you use UP: “It is client centred, professional, proactive, approachable and holistic.”

Further information: Joy is proof that the cliche is true – she is Joy by name and nature. She is a one of the most enthusiastic and committed Case Managers you will ever meet. Joy is confident and recognises the need to work in collaboration with Solicitors, Social Services, GP’s, Employers, DVLA, Tribunal Panels and everyone involved with the case. A truly excellent Case Manager.

Devon

Rachel Bussell

Devon

Health specialism: Orthopedics, Amputations, General Medicine, Elderly, Post Surgical, Spinal Injury, Moving and Handling, Seating and Wheelchair Assessment, Stroke and Oncology.

Years experience: Over 18.

Describe yourself in one sentence: Relaxed, energetic, sporty and friendly.

Why would you use UP: “For a very comprehensive individual Case Management service.”

Further information: Rachel qualified as an Occupational Therapist in 1997 and has worked within the NHS and the private sector. Rachel is a conscientious, sensitive and hardworking professional who uses her knowledge and skills to get the best outcome for her clients. She is able to accurately identify the rehabilitation needs of her clients and implement appropriate treatment plans effectively. Rachel possesses good communication skills that allow her to provide information in a clear, concise manner with an appropriate level of detail.

Farnborough

Ronel Terblanche

Farnborough, UK

Health specialism: Neurological Conditions, Brain Injury, Orthopaedics, Paediatrics and Elderly.

Years experience: Over 14.

Describe yourself in one sentence: An outgoing and independent individual who puts 100% into everything she does.

Why would you use UP: “UP definitely provides a holistic approach and a personal touch to client care. It is a company where the Case Managers are picked by the UP team and that guarantees the quality of the service will be fantastic.”

Further information: Ronel is a firm believer in Occupational Therapy and the skills those professionals use. She believes their holistic approach gives them the best view and most information possible to make a decision on the best treatments possible. She looks beyond the injury to social and psychological impact as well.

Grantham

Claudette Joint

Grantham

Health specialism: Moving and Handling.

Health experience: Paediatric Orthopaedic, Orthopaedic, Amputations, Neurological Conditions, Traumatic Brain Injury, General Medicine, Elderly, Seating and Wheelchair Assessment, Post Surgical, Community Assessment, Brachial Plexus, Complex Trauma, Stroke and Complex Discharge Handling.

Years experience: Over 18.

Describe yourself in one sentence: I love my work as a Case Manager and within the NHS alongside an active family life, I always try hard to maintain a good work life balance.

Why would you use UP: “I like the ethos of Unite Professionals being joint instruction. It is not biased either way and it works specifically for the client, promoting rehabilitation – there is no alternative agenda.”

Further information: Family life is very important to Claudette, she knows what is important in life and puts people first. That is a rare skill that ensures all her clients receive the best treatments, respect and consideration. Claudette values life and is an inspiration during the rehabilitation process. Still working part time in the NHS, her hands on experience grows daily.

Ilkley

Sonia Campbell-Thompson

Ilkley, UK

Health specialism: Neurological conditions, Spinal Injury, Orthopaedic, Chronic Pain, Environmental assessment, Equipment and adaptations, Vocational rehabilitation, Discharge planning, Moving and Handling, Social Services, Intermediate Care, Working Age adults, Elderly.

Years experience: Over 28 years.

Describe yourself in one sentence: I am an experienced, passionate and motivated Occupational Therapist and Case Manager. I have a determined approach to achieve positive outcomes, ensuring my clients have the maximum opportunity to reach their potential along their recovery and rehabilitation journey. I have gained extensive experience in a variety of community roles and settings, embracing a multi-disciplinary approach at all times to offer holistic assessments, resulting in client-focused solutions.

Why would you use UP: “Choosing Unite Professionals offers a truly independent non-biased person-centred assessment which results in a holistic solution-focused recovery and treatment plan, with clear goals and outcome measures, evidencing a client’s progress.”

Ipswich

Liz Boyle

Ipswich

Health specialism: Orthopaedic, Neurological Conditions, Traumatic Brain Injury, Moving and Handling, Seating and Wheelchair Assessment, Vocational Assessment, Post Surgical, Community Assessment, Mental Health, Complex Trauma, Neurosurgical, Stroke, BI Specialist Equipment and Complex Discharge Planning.

Health experience: Complex Trauma, Brain Injury and General Medicine. Lecturer at The University of East Anglia on Clinical Reasoning and Vocational Rehabilitation

Years experience: Over 17.

Describe yourself in one sentence: I am described as empathetic, compassionate, hard working, motivated and professional. I can relate to people from all back grounds and am very good at building and maintaining relationships with people.

Why would you use UP: Unite Professionals is an expert in Case Management. It tailors rehabilitation packages to meet individual need. Highly skilled team of professionals and administrators.

Kent

Christine Parr

Tunbridge Wells (Kent)

Health specialism: Neurological conditions, Traumatic Brain Injury, Environmental assessment, Vocational rehabilitation, Neuro-psychiatric, Neurological upper limb disorders, Discharge planning, Mental health and Complex orthopaedic.

Years experience: Over 15.

Describe yourself in one sentence: I am enthusiastic and motivated by providing high quality, meaningful rehabilitation to maximise individuals’ quality of life.

Why would you use UP: “Unite are highly supportive and professional with a reputation for quality and client centred care.”

Lancashire

Deborah Murgatroyd

Lancashire, UK

Health specialism: Spinal cord injury, orthopaedic conditions, amputations, brain injury assessment.

Health experience: Deborah has delivered assessment and rehabilitation to individuals with spinal cord injury, orthopaedic conditions, amputations, burns injuries, and rheumatological conditions. She has been involved in recommending equipment and home modifications to individuals with these medical conditions.

In addition, Deborah has extensive experience in the functional assessment and reporting of physical, cognitive and perceptual function with individuals with a wide variety of medical conditions including acquired brain injury, various neurological conditions such as Multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, Motor Neurone Disease and Huntington’s disease, orthopaedic conditions, amputations, spinal cord injuries, hereditary conditions such as Muscular Dystrophy; congenital conditions such as Cerebral Palsy, residual problems following tumours, mental health conditions including mild cognitive impairment and dementia and complex multiple pathologies.

Years experience: Over 34.

Describe yourself in one sentence: I am a reflective, analytical, well organised person who is interested in people and their individuality and is passionate about ensuring everyone has access to excellent and fair facilities to enable them to optimise their potential.

Why would you use UP: I believe Unite Professionals is a well lead organisation with a team of dedicated and experienced staff who are supported to deliver high standard, individualised services

Leeds

Margot Widdup

Leeds, UK

Health specialism: Rehabilitation, orthopaedic, complex discharge planning, post surgical and community assessments.

Health experience: Rehabilitation, occupational / return to work rehabilitation, orthopaedic, general medicine, palliative care, orthopaedic, complex discharge planning, trauma, amputations, post-surgical and community assessments.

Years experience: Over 6.

Describe yourself in one sentence: I am passionate about supporting clients through a positive and client centred approach, to enable them to achieve their potential.

Why would you use UP: Unite Professionals are dedicated to ensuring a unique and tailored approach, expertly managed by hand picked professionals and administrators to meet an individual’s needs.

Lincoln

Jenny Cooper

Lincoln

Health specialism: Mental Health, Adult Learning Disability, Autism, Downs Syndrome and Challenging Behaviour.

Health experience: Orthopaedic, Neurological Conditions, Traumatic Brain Injury, Elderly, Moving and Handling, Seating and Wheelchar Assessment, Community Assessment, Peripheral Nerve, Brachial Plexus and Stroke.

Years experience: Over 28.

Describe yourself in one sentence: Genuine, quiet, determined.

Why would you use UP: “I think we are client focussed with the true clinical needs of the client at heart – and getting the best for them. We use all Occupational Therapist skills and knowledge to give a good all round package. We are totally independent so can truly be client centred.”

Further information: A massively experienced health professional, Jenny is one of the best Case Managers in the UK, leaving no stone unturned when it comes to treatment and client welfare. She relishes the independence to work on behalf of the client’s best interest so she can deliver the best outcomes possible.

Liverpool

Lucy Cowell

Liverpool, UK

Health specialism: Orthopaedic, Elderly Medicine, Older Adult Mental Health, Neurological Conditions, Chronic and Long Term Conditions.

Health experience: Specialist Equipment Provision, Housing Adaptations, Moving and Handling, Risk Assessment and Rehabilitation.

Years experience: Over 9.

Describe yourself in one sentence: I am passionate about client experience and were possible endeavour to remain positive and solution focused.

Why would you use UP: UP place the client at the centre and encourage a collaborative client case manager relationship.

London

Melissa Hancock

London

Health specialism: Neurological Conditions, Traumatic Brain Injury, Seating and Wheelchair Assessment, Vocational Assessment, Neurosurgical, Stroke and Complex Discharge Planning.

Health experience: Orthopaedics, Amputations, Spinal Injury, Spinal Cord Injury, General Medicine, Elderly, Moving and Handling, Community Assessment, Post-Surgical, Mental Health, Peripheral Nerve, Brachius Plexus, Complex Trauma and BI Specialist Equipment.

Years experience: Over 9.

Describe yourself in one sentence: Independent, creative and positive.

Why would you use UP: “All Case Managers are friendly and experienced OT’s.”

Further information: Experience working with clients in Australia and the UK means Melissa knows what treatments are needed and most effective. She is an excellent Case Manager with the welfare of the client at heart all the time. A naturally friendly person, she wins trust quickly and easily.

Nicola Keelan

South West London, UK

Health specialism: Neurology,
Brain Injury from mild to severe,
Spinal Injury,
Traumatic orthopaedic injuries,
Senior Health,
Oncology and infectious diseases.

Health experience: Over 15 years of experience as an Occupational Therapist, the last 11 have been in the field of complex neuro, trauma assessment and rehabilitation. Currently working as the inpatient Occupational Therapy lead at a South London Hospital providing leadership to specialist medicine, surgery, trauma and othopaedics, senior health, accident and emmergency and Stroke rehabilitation. This is in in addition to working as a case manager for Unite Professionals.

Years experience: Over 15.

Describe yourself in one sentence: A true passion for health and wellbeing through occupation and participation.

Why would you use UP: Comprehensive and holistic service which places the client at its heart.

Manchester

Kate Knox

Manchester

Health specialism: Neurological Conditions, Traumatic Brain Injury, Moving and Handling, BI Specialist Equipment and Complex Discharge Planning.

Health experience: Paediatric Physical Disability, Orthopaedic, Amputations, Spinal Injury, General Medicine, Elderly, Seating and Wheelchair Assessment, Vocational Assessment, Complex Trauma and Neurosurgical.

Years experience: Over 9.

Describe yourself in one sentence: Outgoing, friendly and approachable.

Why would you use UP: “Good at listening to individual needs and you always get a point of contact so they are easy to approach and engage with.”

Further information: When it comes to listening to a client, Kate is brilliant. She is even better in translating what she is told into positive action and outcomes that lead to improved rehabilitation and recovery. A truly all round Occupational Therapist who has trained others in the area of Traumatic Brain Injury.

Milton Keynes

Lauren Hankers

Milton Keynes

Health specialism: TBI, Spinal Injury

Health experience: Occupational Therapists, in a mixture of acute and community settings.

Years experience: Over 10.

Describe yourself in one sentence: I am a determined, practical and caring individual, who likes to achieve the best in all I do.

Why would you use UP: UP are a very professional company that put the clients at the centre of rehabilitation.

Philippa Fancourt

Milton Keynes

Health specialism: Neurological Conditions, Traumatic Brain Injury, Community Assessment, Complex Trauma, Neurosurgical, Stroke, Bi Specialist Equipment and Complex Discharge Planning.

Health experience: Paediatric Brain Injury, Paediatric Physical Disability, Orthopaedic, Spinal Injury, General Medicine, Elderly, Moving and Handling, Seating and Wheelchair Assessment, Mental Health and Brachial Plexus.

Years experience: Over 17.

Describe yourself in one sentence: Motivated and dynamic.

Why would you use UP: “They have an individual, bespoke approach to meeting the client’s needs.”

Further information: Injuries associated with head and brain are Philippa’s specialisms. Philippa is a professional who goes above and beyond any requirements you may have to make sure the client gets the best treatment possible.

Newcastle upon Tyne

Kate Makin

Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

Health specialism: Orthopaedics and Trauma, Amputation, Musculoskeletal and Soft Tissue Injury, Chronic Pain, Hand and Upper Limb Injury, Specialist Seating and Wheelchair Assessments, Specialist Equipment, Postural Management.

Health experience: Long Term Physical Illness and Disabilities, Learning Disabilities, Social Services, Housing, Elderly care, Complex Assessments, Independent Practice.

Years experience: Over 15.

Describe yourself in one sentence: Hardworking, organised and approachable.

Why would you use UP: Unite Professionals are a friendly yet highly professional organisation, specialising in client centred rehabilitation with the client as the key focus of their case management goals.

Nottingham

Dr Joanna Fletcher-Smith

Nottingham, UK

Health specialism: Stroke (educated to doctoral level in stroke rehabilitation with several publications in this field), TBI, Neuro, Trauma and Elective Orthopaedics, Complex Trauma, Healthcare of the Elderly, Upper Limb Rehab.

Health experience: Assessment and Rehabilitation of Adults and Older People, NHS and Community Rehabilitation, Stroke, TBI, Upper Limb Rehabilitation, Cognitive Assessment and Rehabilitation, Neuro, Care Homes, Trauma and Electrive Orthopaedics, Medicine and Surgery, Discharge Planning, 10+ years experience in Clinical Research and Rehabilitation Randomised Controlled Trials, Lecturing healthcare students at undergraduate and postgraduate level, Specialist training in the use of surface neuromuscular electrical stimulation, EMG for muscle testing, and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) for testing Motor Evoked Potentials (MEPs), Leadership and Management.

Years experience: Over 16.

Describe yourself in one sentence: A dedicated, loyal, hardworking and compassionate professional with a strong desire to communicate with clarity and empathy and advocate for those in need.

Why would you use UP: I would choose Unite Professionals because it is an ethical company with holistic and compassionate advocacy practice at its’ core. UP employs some of the UK’s most experienced and skilled rehabilitation experts who share the common goal of focusing on each client’s unique rehabilitation needs and ensuring they are supported to achieve their rehabilitation potential and optimum quality of life.

Oswestry

Ursula Owen

Oswestry, UK

Health specialism: Orthopaedic, Neurological Conditions, Traumatic Brain Injury, Moving and Handling, Seating and Wheelchair Assessment, Vocational Assessment, Post Surgical, Community Assessment, Mental Health, Complex Trauma, Neurosurgical, Stroke, BI Specialist Equipment and Complex Discharge Planning.

Health experience: Neurological, Brain Injury, Oncology, Amputations, Spinal Injury, Mental Health, Hand Therapy, Cardiac Rehab and General Medicine.

Years experience: Over 23.

Describe yourself in one sentence: I am very passionate about enabling an individual to improve their quality of life.

Why would you use UP: “Unite Professionals really care about enabling an individual to maximise their potential and improve their quality of life.”

Oxford

Sarah Broughton

Oxford

Health specialism: Orthopaedic, Neurological Conditions, Traumatic Brain Injury, Seating and Wheelchair Assessment, Vocational Assessment, Complex Trauma, Stroke and Complex Discharge Planning.

Years experience: Over 29.

Describe yourself in one sentence: Enthusiastic, motivated and keen to learn.

Further information: With 29 years experience, Sarah is a valuable member of Unite Professionals. She has worked in the NHS and for private health care providers. What Sarah doesn’t know about Case Management with the client as the sole focus is not worth knowing.

Pembroke

Rachel Culyer

Pembroke

Health specialism: Mental Health and Orthopedic..

Health experience: Paediatric Brain Injury, Paediatric Physical Disability, Paediatric Emotional Trauma, Orthopaedic, Neurological Conditions, Traumatic Brain Injury, Spinal Injury, Spinal Cord Injury, Vocational Assessment, Perpheral Nerve, Complex Trauma, Neurosurgical and Stroke.

Years experience: Over 25.

Describe yourself in one sentence: I love my job and feel humbled being involved with clients lives at such a traumatic time.

Why would you use UP: “Because of the people who work for UP, they have a real focus on the client needs and outcomes.”

Further information: Rachel has worked with all types of clients, from children through to the elderly. She is fastidious in her approach to getting the best results for her clients. Rachel offers the support your client needs, when they need it the most.

Redhill

Lisa Dunthorne

Redhill, UK

Health specialism: Complex trauma,
Musculoskeletal injury,
Chronic Pain,
Mental health.

Health experience: Complex trauma rehab within military setting,
Chronic pain/chronic condition management
Counsellor.

Years experience: Over 25.

Describe yourself in one sentence: I am able to offer a unique approach to case management, having worked within and managed a successful MDT model for the MOD.My counselling qualifications provide me with the skills to deal with the psychological and emotional impact on both clients and their families.

Why would you use UP: I believe that UP have the integrity to keep the client at the centre of all of their decision making.

Shrewsbury

Emma Hicks

Shrewsbury

Health specialism: Orthopaedic, Amputations, Neurological Conditions, Traumatic Brain Injury, Moving and Handling, Seating and Wheelchair Assessment, Vocational Assessment, Post Surgical, Community Assessment, Complex Trauma, Stroke, BI Specialist Equipment and Complex Discharge Planning.

Health experience: Oncology, Palliative Care, General Medicine, Elderly, Peripheral Nerve.

Years experience: Over 25.

Describe yourself in one sentence: A highly experienced and passionate OT, supporting clients to maximise their quality of life and independence.

Why would you use UP: “UP Case Managers maximise the recovery process for the clients and really care.”

Solihull

Louise Davis

Solihull

Health specialism: Adult Mental Health, Community Mental Health, Children and Adolescent Mental Health, Leadership and Management, Clinical Research, Clinical Governance and Clinical Supervision.

Years experience: Over 21.

Describe yourself in one sentence: I am a caring and dedicated professional with a positive approach and a belief in building on clients’ strengths for the best outcomes.

Why would you use UP: “The personal touch, warm and professional. They are very client centered.”

Further information: Louise has a huge amount of experience, particularly in mental health. She has done a lot of vocational, client centred rehabilitation. Louise has excellent communication skills and empathy to help deal with complex issues.

Southport

Jo Evans

Southport

MD Unite Professionals, Case Manager

Health specialism: Brain Injury, Complex Trauma, Complex Orthopedic Injury, Peripheral Nerve Injuries, Amputation and Complex Rehabilitation Delivery.

Years experience: Over 30.

Why would you use UP: “You come to UP if you want your voice heard; to be in charge and leading the direction of your rehabilitation. To have a Case Manager to advocate the best rehab provider to help the client get their life back on track.”

Further information: Jo founded Unite Professionals in 2010 after a career in rehabilitation and occupational therapy in the NHS and private practice. Her passion for delivering the very best rehabilitation is contagious and she leads Unite Professionals from the front, proactively and positively. No effort is too much for Jo and the best outcome for the client is the sole objective that she strives for. Jo uses her wealth of experience across a broad spectrum of multi agency rehab offerings, along with her vast energy to support Unite Professionals around the UK. Jo is the beating heart of Unite Professionals.

Suffolk

Nicole Cocksedge

Suffolk

Health specialism: Orthopaedic, Neurological Conditions, Traumatic Brain Surgery, Seating and Wheelchair Assessment, Vocational Assessment, Community Assessment, Complex Trauma, Nerosurgical, Stroke, BI Specialist Equipment and Complex Discharge Planning.

Health experience: Amputations, Spinal Cord, Spinal Cord Injury, Elderly, Moving and Handling, Post Surgery, Peripheral Nerve, Brachial Plexus and Complex Trauma.

Years experience: Over 22.

Describe yourself in one sentence: Passionate about the rehabilitation of my clients.

Why would you use UP: “Unite Professionals provides bespoke, individualised rehab programmes.”

Further information: Some people live for their work. Nicole is very much one of those people. Her care for her clients consumes her and she goes the extra mile to ensure the best treatment, rehabilitation and outcomes. An Occupational Therapist since 1995, she has experience treating clients in the UK and Australia.

Surrey

Kelly Rudd

Surrey

Health specialism: Neurological Conditions, Traumatic Brain Injury, Complex Trauma, Neurosurgical, Stroke, BI Specialist Equipment and Complex Discharge Planning.

Health experience: Inpatient, Outpatient and Community.

Years experience: Over 18.

Describe yourself in one sentence: I am organised, hard working and committed.

Why would you use UP: “UP are objective and offer impartial Case Management based on clinical experience.”

Further information: Kelly has a huge amount of experience from working in the NHS. She is not shy when it comes to recommending courses of action or treatment; and plans meticulously so your client will receive the right treatment at the optimal time. Kelly is a real asset to Unite Professionals.

Sussex

Carol Rideout

East Sussex, UK

Health specialism: Carol Rideout has been working in the NHS, Local Authority and private sector with clients who have had various neurological diseases since qualifying as an Occupational Therapist in 1998.Carol has worked specifically in Neuro Rehab for the last two years.Prior to this, she worked in a community rehab team with a variety of physical conditions including Parkinsons disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Motor Neuron Disease, Huntingdons Disease.Throughout her career, Carol has taken an interest in supporting her client’s mental health alongside the physical conditions.More recently Carol has worked in a job centre, supporting clients with a variety of mental health conditions including anxiety, depression, bipolar and psychosis.

Health experience: Carol has worked in the NHS and Adult Social Care since 1998.Carol has enjoyed working in the acute hospital sector, A and E, community rehabilitation teams, intermediate care teams and long term complex case management in adult social care.Carol has enjoyed working as a specialist Occupational Therapist in a neuro rehab team for the last two years.Carol has also worked as an independent Occupational Therapist advised and recommending major adaptations.Carol has worked as a Case Manager since January 2019 for Unite Professionals.

Years experience: Over 16.

Describe yourself in one sentence: Carol Rideout is a friendly, dedicated and positive individual who works very hard to ensure that the best possible outcomes are achieved with her clients.

Why would you use UP: Unite Professionals are run by passionate and knowledgable Occupational Therapists with specialist interests in supporting those after complex injuries.UP is a highly professional organisation with devoted professionals who are dedicated to supporting their staff and their clients with the best possible service.

Warrington

Elaine Miller

Warrington, UK

Health specialism: Orthopaedics, Rehabilitation, Palliative care, Falls.

Health experience: Specialist advisor to the Care Quality Commission,
Clinical Lead Trauma and Orthopaedics,
Specialist Falls Occupational Therapist,
Specialist Oncology and Palliative Care Occupational Therapist,
Advanced Community Rehabilitation Occupational Therapist,
Enablement Occupational Therapist.

Years experience: Over 20.

Describe yourself in one sentence: Positive, determined and committed.

Why would you use UP: I would use Unite Professionals due to the clinical case experience and professionalism of the individual case managers but also because we are under the umbrella of a supportive organisation who gets behind us 100% to always put the client’s needs first and foremost.

Worcestershire

Rachel Hubbold

Worcestershire, UK

Health specialism: Neurological conditions, orthopaedics, spinal injury, elderly care, learning disability and general medicine

Health experience: Health and Social Care community assessment for paediatric, adult and elderly clients, specialist equipment, complex discharge planning, housing adaptations and moving and handling.

Years experience: Over 25.

Describe yourself in one sentence: Passionate, enthusiastic and motivated about supporting and enabling an individual to improve their quality of life. I love to see positive outcomes through collaborative work with my clients and colleagues.

Why would you use UP: You can be assured of a friendly, dedicated and responsive team of highly experienced staff working on your behalf to ensure person-centred and solution focused case management.

Yeovil

Joanna Harrison

Yeovil

Health specialism: Elderly, Community Assessment, BSL and Deaf Studies.

Health experience: Orthopaedics, Amputations, Neurological Conditions, Traumatic Brain Injury, Spinal Injury, General Medicine, Moving & Handling, Seating and Wheelchair Assessment, Vocational Assessment, Mental Health, Peripheral Nerve, Brachial Plexus, Complex Trauma, Stroke and Complex Discharge Planning.

Years experience: Over 9.

Describe yourself in one sentence: Friendly, approachable and an energetic people person.

Why would you use UP: “Because of the people. We are friendly, approachable and client centred; and that fits with how I like to work.”

Further information: If it is energy, commitment, passion and care for your client that you want, then look no further than Joanna. She has boundless dedication to get the best outcomes for her clients in the rehabilitation process.