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Community Brain Injury Team (Medway and Swale)

Location and Contact details

Disablement Services Centre Medway Maritime Hospital
Windmill Rd

Telephone: 01634 833937

Type of organisation

  • NHS Service

Descripton of organisation

  • Out patient
  • Community Based Service

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Entry last updated

Mar 9, 2015

Further Details




The Community Brain Injury Team (CBIT) is an interdisciplinary team which provides neuro-rehabilitation for clients who have sustained a brain injury and are now living in a community setting in Medway and Swale. We do not provide an inpatient service.

Most of our referrals are for clients who have sustained a traumatic brain injury.

We also work with people who have had encephalitis, meningitis, anoxia or other brain injuries and people in low awareness states.

The CBIT works closely with the acute services and Social Services.


We provide rehabilitation for adults who in this episode of care:

> Are aged 16 and over
> Have a single incident, non deteriorating acquired brain injury - See referrals section for examples (excluding strokes and progressive brain injuries)
> Require therapy from at least two or more disciplines in the team and demonstrate potential for improvement
> Are living in a community setting in the Sittingbourne, Isle of Sheppey or Medway area
> We also provide intervention for people who, following brain injury are in a vegetative/low awareness state and are being cared for in the community

Services available

ABI Specialist National Regional Local
Advice yes no no yes
Case Management yes no no yes
Information yes no no yes
Physiotherapy yes no no yes
Psychology yes no no yes
Rehabilitation Consultant no no no yes
Speech & Language Therapy 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:

NHS Service
CQC Registered

Referrals can be made by

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

- Referrals

The Community Brain Injury Team referral form can be requested from the Team Secretary on 01634 833937 or downloaded from our website.

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


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


[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

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.

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

For an explanation of the NMDS, please click here

Level 3B (local non-specialist rehabilitation services): Treat patients with Category D needs and can be led by non-medical staff

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