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PSICON




Location and Contact details


70 New Dover Road
Canterbury
Kent
CT1 3TQ

Telephone: 01227 379099

Email: enquiries@psicon.co.uk

http://www.psicon.co.uk

Type of organisation

  • Private Company Service

Descripton of organisation

  • Community Based Service

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Entry last updated

Feb 19, 2013

Further Details

Psicon offers mutidisciplinary community neurological rehab for people who have suffered an ABI. The rehab service is lead by a consultant clinical neuropsychologist.
OT and Physiotherapy consultants have specialised in Brain Injury Rehab.
We also work with specialist Brain Injury Case Managers on specific cases.
Psicon case manage a few cases. We also work with a specialist personal trainer
(4 years experience in supporting patients with Brain Injury)
We support a client focused approach to all cases, mental health of patients are prioritised

Services available

ABI Specialist National Regional Local
Clinical psychology yes no no yes
Community support yes no no yes
Family Support yes no no yes
Information yes no no yes
Neuropsychology yes no yes yes
Occupational Therapy yes no no yes
Physiotherapy yes no no yes
Psychiatry no no no yes
Psychology yes no no yes
Support Workers yes no no yes
Training (for clients/patients) yes no no yes
Training (for families/carers) yes no no yes
Training (for staff) yes no no yes
Vocational Support yes no no yes
National = country wide, Regional = offering a service within 150 miles, Local = offering a service within 50 miles

This service adheres to the following Regulatory Frameworks / is affiliated to the following bodies:

Memberships: British Psychological Society
Division of Neuropsychology
Division of Clinical Psychology

Referrals can be made by

GP yes
Consultant yes
Healthcare Professional yes
Self/Advocate/Family yes
Other professional eg Social Care/Case Manager yes

- Third party insurance solicitors

How are services paid for?

Regularly Sometimes Never
NHS ???
Social Care Services ???
Jointly funded by NHS & Social Care Services ???

yes Privately funded (anyone can purchase)

Typical duration that a service is offered

Depending on nature of ABI and difficulties rehab support can be short term with focus on a special problem eg Memory rehab treatment can be completed within 6-9 sessions. Complex cases requiring support from all members of rehab team input can be over years


This Service was mapped by Kent ABI Forum. See HERE for more information

Services available are defined by the following EHIG Rehabilitation Codes

For an explanation of the codings please click here

REHAB AT HOME

[Code 70]
Patient description
Medically stable, able to actively participate with and benefit from therapy. Will include spectrum of initial severity of injury with a small minority derived from Code 05 category

Sites
Domiciliary or day hospital

Description of rehabilitation input
Interdisciplinary co-ordinated management therapy aimed at community re-integration/inclusion by enhancing independence, wellbeing, & assist return to work/education. In collaboration with Social Services, neuropsychiatry, voluntary and statutory services. Includes treatment of patients in their own homes, or with live-in carers.

COGNITIVE THERAPY

[Code 80]
Patient description
Medically stable, independently mobile, primarily cognitive impairments likely to benefit from intensive neuropsychological therapy

Sites
Domiciliary or day hospital

Description of rehabilitation input
Interdisciplinary, holistic and intensive assessment and therapy programme – addressing individual cognitive, social, emotional and physical needs, with the aim of a return to work, studies or independent community life.

BRAIN INJURY CLINIC

[Code 85]
Patient description
Medically stable, living in community, aiming to enter/return to employment

Sites
Outpatient clinic – acute or community hospital or other community location

Description of rehabilitation input
Multidisciplinary diagnostic and triage clinic, including expert medical input, with specialist brain injury nurse and/or neuropsychological assessment and support and follow-along available. Education, emotional and social support, both for patient and family. Liaison with/advice to GP and employer.

HELP GETTING BACK TO WORK

[Code 90]
Patient description
Medically stable, living in community, aiming to enter/return to employment

Sites
Domiciliary, community-based or residential

Description of rehabilitation input
Interdisciplinary programme addressing all aspects of occupational activity, including, specialist assessment, work preparation, job search, job coaching and workplace support, and employer/college education and support.

CONTINUING REHAB WHEN YOU NEED IT

[Code 100]
Patient description
Medically stable, but permanent disability

Sites
Domiciliary, residential or nursing home, respite unit

Description of rehabilitation input
Life long prevention of avoidable complications involving residual physical, cognitive, emotional and behavioural problems, on a domiciliary, outpatient or respite basis.

SOMEONE TO TALK TO

[Code 110]
Patient description
Information and guidance over a continuum. Family support and outreach. Advocacy

Sites
All sites

Description of rehabilitation input
Information and guidance over a continuum. Family support and outreach. Advocacy

SUPPORT AT HOME

[Code 115]
Patient description
Medically stable. Able to live in the community alone or with others.

Sites
Client's home/the community

Description of rehabilitation input
Enablement, support and care to develop social skills, stamina, confidence, attention & leisure pursuits, sorting out benefits, day supervision & respite care. Specific attention paid to Community involvement & integration (further education etc), Personal social development and empowerment and structuring activity towards achieving goals. Includes support that may be purchased with a personal budget.

SOMETHING TO DO

[Code 120]
Patient description
Medically stable. Wanting to engage further with the community, alone or with others.

Sites
All sites

Description of rehabilitation input
Organised activity in the community offering opportunities to to develop social skills, stamina, confidence, attention & leisure pursuits, Specific attention paid to: Community involvement & integration (further education etc), Personal social development and empowerment Structured daytime activity within the individual's competency framework. Includes Day activities, Day Centres, clubs and activity that may be purchased with a personal budget.

VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES

[Code 125]
Patient description
Medically stable. Wanting to engage further with the community, alone or with others.

Sites
All sites

Description of rehabilitation input
Organised activity in the community offering opportunities to develop skills through voluntary work and activity.

CASE MANAGEMENT

[Code 140]
Patient description
Carer support from initial injury, patient support when able to communicate

Sites
All sites

Description of rehabilitation input
Assessment, guidance, management of care and support and rehabilitation needs; involving close liaison/working with the family.

This service is defined by the NMDS (National Minimum Data Set) codes as:

For an explanation of the NMDS, please click here

No Data for NMDS

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