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Wandsworth Community Neuro Team




Location and Contact details


St John's Therapy Centre
162 St John's Hill
Battersea, London
Buckinghamshire
SW11 1SW

Telephone: 020 8812 4060

Email: stgh-tr.wandsworthcnt@nhs.net

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Type of organisation

  • NHS Service

Descripton of organisation

  • Community Based Service

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Entry last updated

May 3, 2013

Further Details

The Wandsworth Community Neurological Team (WCNT) provide specialist, community based, multi-disciplinary, neuro-rehabilitation and long-term disability management service to people with a Wandsworth GP, aged over 16 with a newly acquired or long-term neurological condition.
The service includes an Early Supported Discharge (ESD) service which aims to enable eligible patients who have had a stroke to receive rehabilitation in their own home at the same intensity as inpatient care.

Services available

ABI Specialist National Regional Local
Advice yes no no yes
Assistive technology yes no no yes
Case Management yes no no yes
Equipment yes no no yes
Information yes no no yes
Neuropsychology yes no no yes
Occupational Therapy yes no no yes
Physiotherapy yes no no yes
Speech & Language Therapy 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
Transitional rehabilitation 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 yes
Other professional eg Social Care/Case Manager yes

- Referrals are accepted from any source £ including the patients themselves, their relative, GPs, community nurses, . Referrals can be received by Fax, email or post. Alternatively the team can accept a verbal referral over the telephone.
. Referrals to the service can also be made via the single point of contact (SPOC) phone number run by Harmoni and the WCNT is also registered with 111.
social workers or any other health or social care professional.

How are services paid for?

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

Typical duration that a service is offered

The duration intervention in the team is dependent on individual patient needs and is linked to the goals patients have set. A typical length of input is approx 2-3 months, but can range from one off sessions of advice to several years of on/off intervention.

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.

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.

EQUIPMENT

[Code 135]
Patient description
Blank

Sites
All sites

Description of rehabilitation input
Providing practical/ technological solutions to challenges and limitations imposed by cognitive, behavioural and physical disability.

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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