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Kiera Stevenson is a Senior Occupational Therapist and Dance Movement Psychotherapist at Christchurch Group. Kiera has a BSc Hons in Occupational Therapy and a MA in Dance Movement Psychotherapy, as well as being a Clinical Educator for Occupational Therapy. Based at Woodlands in York, Kiera facilitates patient assessments and therapy sessions, supporting individuals with everyday…

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Rehabilitation Assistant Nikki Palmer from Christchurch Group’s Hunters Moor centre has been shortlisted for the West Midlands Great British Care Awards 2016. The Great British Care Awards are a series of regional events throughout England and are a celebration of excellence across the care sector. They pay tribute to those individuals who have demonstrated outstanding excellence…

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Dr Faraz Jeddi has joined the team at Orchard House in Oxfordshire. Since 2011, Dr Jeddi has held the post of Consultant in Neurological Rehabilitation at the Royal Berkshire Hospital NHS Trust. His special interests include long term brain injury, complications for long term management of neurological conditions, multiple sclerosis and rare neurological conditions. Professor Mike Barnes, Group…

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Christchurch Group Behavioural Specialist, Jamie Scott, is presenting at the relaunch event of the West Midlands Acquired Brain Injury Forum (WeMABIF) on Friday 16 September. Jamie will be discussing his years of experience and expertise in his presentation “Challenging behaviour in brain injury; context and treatment.” The presentation will look at how contextual ideas around culture and beliefs shape…

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Christchurch Group has joined forces with the National Neurological Rehabilitation Chambers, a new organisation which brings together medico-legal experts around the country to provide expert witness testimony for injured individuals. When a person suffers a life-changing injury or illness, expert testimony can provide the courts with evidence to better understand the impact of the injury and subsequent…

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The Brain and Spine Foundation’s Life after a Subarachnoid Haemorrhage Conference is taking place on Saturday 5 November 2016. Christchurch Group is happy to be supporting the UK’s first conference dedicated to subarachnoid brain haemorrhage (SAH). The conference, part of the charity’s commitment to improve the quality of life of people affected by neurological problems, brings…

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A new professional network for Speech and Language colleagues across the North of England has recently been launched at Woodlands in York. The Adult Acquired Conditions Clinical Excellence Network (CEN) is accredited by the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists and will offer networking, peer support and continuous professional development opportunities for Speech Therapists interested…

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On Friday 12 August 2016, staff, clients, friends and family took part in a Caribbean Day to celebrate the summer at Hunters Moor in Birmingham. Caribbean food, including jerk chicken, rice, peas and dumplings with an ‘amazing’ sauce was prepared by Chef Andy Hall and Rio Dacres and the centre was decorated and staff and…

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Christchurch Group has successfully obtained planning permission at Woodlands Neurological Rehabilitation Centre in York for a state of the art spinal injury rehabilitation unit. The award-winning centre, off Hull Road in York, currently provides rehabilitation for up to 27 people with severe brain and spinal injuries and neurological conditions including multiple sclerosis and stroke. Lead by expert…

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The Neurological Alliance has launched its second neurological patient experience survey. The survey aims to collect vital information about the experiences of care received by people affected by neurological conditions and help us to understand how much progress has been made in improving neurological services. The survey is open until 30 September 2016 and the Alliance…

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