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The Community Brain Injury Team




Location and Contact details


Abbey Block
Isebrook Hospital
Wellingborough
Northamptonshire
NN8 1LP

Telephone: 01536 494144

http://www.nht.nhs.uk

Type of organisation

  • NHS Service

Descripton of organisation

  • Out patient

miles (straight line)
miles (approximate road distance)

Entry last updated

Oct 20, 2012

Further Details

We provide rehabilitation services for individuals aged 16 and over who have experienced a traumatic brain injury. We provide assessment and rehabilitation for patients alongside support for families and carers. Our specialist team consists of clinical psychologists, specialist occupational therapists, a head injury co-ordinator and a consultant in rehabilitation medicine. The head injury co-ordinator helps review your specific needs, provides information on choices available and will co-ordinate your care.

Services available

ABI Specialist National Regional Local
Community support yes no no yes
Counselling yes no no yes
Information yes no no yes
Neuropsychology yes no no yes
Nursing yes no no yes
Physiotherapy yes no no yes
Psychology yes no no yes
Rehabilitation Consultant yes no no yes
Speech & Language Therapy yes no no yes
Support Workers 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:



Referrals can be made by

GP yes
Consultant yes
Healthcare Professional yes
Self/Advocate/Family no
Other professional eg Social Care/Case Manager yes

How are services paid for?

yes Publicly funded - free at point of access
Regularly Sometimes Never
NHS yesnono
Social Care Services ???
Jointly funded by NHS & Social Care Services ???

Typical duration that a service is offered

Services are provided for as long as necessary for the individual.

This Service was mapped by Northamptonshire 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

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.

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

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

For an explanation of the NMDS, please click here

Level 2 (local specialist rehabilitation services): Treat patients with Category B needs (and some Category A needs) and is led/supported by a consultant trained and accredited in rehabilitation medicine

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