Rachel qualified as an Occupational Therapist from Coventry University in 2000 with a BSc (Hons) in Occupational Therapy.
BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy
Member of the British Association of Occupational Therapists (BAOT)
Member of College of Occupational Therapy Specialist Section in Neurological Practice
Member of College of Occupational Therapy Specialist Section in Independent Practice
Member of Case Management Society UK
Occupational Therapist, ILS Rehabilitation Solutions
Independent Case Manager
Principal Occupational Therapist. Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust, City Hospital, Birmingham - Led the neuro-rehabilitation occupational therapy team in the trust. Worked with adults diagnosed with stroke, acquired or traumatic brain injuries and other neurological and general illnesses. Provided assessments and periods of rehabilitation aiming for community integration.
Senior Occupational Therapist B.I.R.T (Brain Injury Rehab Trust, a private charitable trust), South Birmingham with a case load of clients with acquired and traumatic brain injuries. Carried out generalised and risk assessments, set rehab goals, instigated rehab plans and organised community integration.
Senior Occupational Therapist, Heartland’s Hospital, East Birmingham - working within inpatient and outpatient settings with patients with stroke and acquired/traumatic brain injury.
Senior Occupational Therapist and Basic Grade Occupational Therapist, Good Hope Hospital, Sutton Coldfield - Basic Grade rotation covered areas such as surgery, palliative care and orthopaedics. The senior position was in stroke and neuro rehabilitation and general medicine.