Anna Henshaw

Occupational Therapist | Adults & Young People
within 2 hours travel time

Experience

  • 6 years case management experience
  • Acquired Brain Injury
  • Bariatrics
  • Challenging Behaviour
  • Client Support Through CHC Process
  • Complex Cases
  • Managing Care Teams
  • Moving & Handling
  • Palliative Care
  • Post Birth Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Recruiting & Managing 24 hour care teams
  • Setting up and managing rehabilitation teams
  • Wealth of Experience as a Qualified Occupational Therapist

Key Skills

  • Physical, cognitive and behavioural assessment and rehabilitation.
  • Assessing for and sourcing assistive equipment.
  • Defining clear goals and outcome reporting
  • Strong advocate for clients
  • Providing support and education to families and carers
  • 24-hour posture management including assessment and prescription of postural seating, sleep systems and lateral tilt bed management systems.

Profile

I enjoy problem solving complex situations by applying sound clinical reasoning to maximise my client’s potential. As a dedicated and enthusiastic clinician, I strive to meet the holistic needs of everyone I work with. My excellent communication skills allow me to engage with people with communication difficulties as well as liaising effectively with professionals including healthcare and legal professionals. I have spent the majority of my career working with people with complex and varied needs.

Previous Clinical Experience

2018 to Present Case manager with ILS

Providing case management for adults who have a variety of conditions and complex needs

2015 to Present Somek and Associates – Expert Witness (Care and Occupational Therapy)

Including assessment of claimants and writing reports with opinion and recommendations for past, current and future needs. Reports include immediate needs assessments, liability reports and full quantum reports. Liaison with solicitors and barristers including attending case conferences.

2015 to 2017 Specialist Neurological Occupational Therapist

Assessment and therapy input for adults with complex neurological conditions including acquired brain injury, spina bifida and cerebral palsy.

2014 to Present Independent Occupational Therapist and trainer

Home based assessments, rehabilitation, independent mobility assessments and provision of training.

2013 to 2018 Clinical advisor (NHS)

Supporting caseholding clinicians with the management of complex cases including moving and handling, pressure care, safeguarding, palliative care and management of plus size people. Assessment for and provision of bespoke equipment. Complex risk assessment.

2010 to 2013 Senior Occupational Therapist

Community role including home visits, inpatient rehabilitation and rapid response.

2008 to 2010 Senior Occupational Therapist

Acute setting including accident and emergency and acute medical wards. Team Specialist for rheumatology, oncolocgy and complex cases.

2007 to 2008 Occupational Therapist

Community older persons mental health team working with people with functional and organic mental health diagnoses.

2005 to 2007 Occupational Therapist

Rehabilitation in the private sector for people with acquired brain injuries including physical, cognitive and behavioural rehabilitation.

Professional Qualifications & Affiliations

  • Member of British Association of Occupational Therapists (BAOT)
  • Member of Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC)
  • Registered Practitioner, British Association of Brain Injury and Complex Case Management (BABICM)

Maintaining Excellence

Anna is committed to maintaining her skills and abilities and engages readily in varied training supported by Independent Living Solutions Ltd which includes the following areas:

  • Capacity and Consent
  • Safeguarding Adults 18/09/23
  • Recruitment and Employment
  • Litigation
  • Management of Risk
  • Moving and Handling
  • GDPR