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Jessica Heather

Jessica is a qualified Occupational Therapist with extensive experience of working with adults with a brain injury.

Highlighted Areas of Experience/Specialism

  • Cognitive Assessment
  • Cognitive Rehabilitation

Professional Membership

First Class Bachelor of Health Science Honours Degree in Occupational Therapy, University College of York St John.

Professional Memberships

Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

Member of the British Association of Occupational Therapists (BAOT)

Member of the BAOT Specialist Section in Neurological Practice (SSNP).

Career to Date

Occupational Therapist and Case Manager with Independent Living Solutions (ILS). Jessica works with occupational therapy clients with acquired brain injury and is skilled in carrying out thorough assessments of her client’s functional ability and developing and implementing flexible and creative treatment programmes.

Senior Occupational Therapist for Surrey PCT in the Community Stroke Team based at Milford Hospital near Godalming. This post involved Jessica working with a Physiotherapist colleague to establish a new service to support early transfer of care from inpatient to community settings; this is now a highly successful 10 strong team of therapists and nurses providing a service to around 70 patients per year.

Senior Occupational Therapist for Priory Healthcare at Unsted Park Hospital Brain Injury Unit, Godalming in Surrey; this work included assessment of individuals with cognitive deficits following brain injury and implementation of individual and group treatment programmes. She also took an active role in service development including training and supervision for support workers and therapy assistants.

Newly qualified Basic Grade Occupational Therapist covering a physical medicine rotation within the Royal Surrey County Hospital; this included assessment and treatment of patients as part of multidisciplinary teams within general medical, neurological and cardiac rehabilitation and care of the elderly specialisms.

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