Find a Case Manager

To work with this professional, please contact ILS on 01722 742 442.

  Print this profile

Kate Burrell




  Suffolk | within 2 hours travel time.


  • Acquired Brain Injury
  • Spinal Injury
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • 9 years case management experience
  • Coordinating critical care and complex nursing care
  • Care of tracheostomies and ventilation of adults and children
  • Setting up and management of rehabilitation teams
  • 27 Years Nursing Experience

Key Skills

  • Clear concise reports
  • Providing support and education to families and carers
  • Complex respiratory needs management
  • Nursing needs assessments and training for staff
  • Compassionate and empathetic
  • Strong advocate for clients


Kate has over 25 years’ experience as a Registered general nurse, with particular expertise and post registration qualification in critical care. She has worked as a Case Manager for the last 8 years and has worked previously in both acute and community settings, including orthopaedics, critical care and as a clinical coordinator of complex care packages for children and adults requiring long term ventilation as a result of spinal and / or traumatic brain injury. Kate has extensive experience of setting up and continued management of complex ventilator dependent care packages for children and young adult / older adults with neurological injuries. Kate can offer training to support staff on many aspects of complex respiratory management and also buccal midazolam training for those clients with epilepsy, their families and support workers.

Kate is an effective communicator who is conscientious and dedicated to her clients and their families. Helping them to identify goals and achieve optimum outcomes whilst liaising and managing multidisciplinary input. Kate is a compassionate professional who advocates strongly on behalf of her client to ensure best interest decisions are reached.

Previous Clinical Experience

Present Case manager with ILS working with children and adults with complex needs. Within this role Kate’s key responsibilities are to provide comprehensive needs assessment, make and carry out recommendations to maximize her client’s rehabilitation potential utilising the skills and experience gained from her extensive nursing career.

2017 - 2020  Nursing Service Coordinator at ILS Rehabilitation Solutions

2012 to 2017 Case Manager with Anglia Case Management - providing case management support to adults, children and their families, recruiting and managing care teams, taking a specialist interest in nursing issues.

2008 to 2012 Nursing Coordinator - Invent Health - managing support packages for ventilator dependent adults and children in the community.

2002 to 2008 NHS Direct - Nurse Advisor.

1996 to 2002 Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust - Critical Care.

1995 to 1996 - Staff Nurse Critical Care - Norfolk and Norwich NHS Trust.

1994 to 1995 - Staff Nurse Orthopaedics - Norfolk and Norwich NHS Trust.

Professional Qualifications and Affiliations

  • Registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)
  • Member of the Royal College of Nursing (RCN)
  • Registered Practitioner, British Association of Brain Injury and Complex Case Management (BABICM)
  • Member of Case Management Society United Kingdom (CMSUK)

Areas of Special Knowledge and Interest

Complex care and long-term ventilation

Maintaining Excellence

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

  • Litigation training
  • Recruiting, employing and managing support workers
  • Safeguarding - Training Sessions: Safeguarding Adults 02.05.2021, Safeguarding Children 26.02.2021
  • Mental Capacity Act
  • Moving and Handling
  • Managing risk
  • Goal setting
  • Person-centred practice