Case Manager – Dr Joanna Fletcher-Smith

Dr Joanna Smith

Case Manager

CMSUK Catastrophic Case Manager of the Year 2021.

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Location: Joanna is based in Nottingham and has a 2-hour catchment area.

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.