The Community Neuro Rehabilitation Team (CNRT) is a clinically-led neurorehabilitation service for those with an acquired brain injury, stroke, neurological condition or confirmed diagnosis of chronic fatigue syndrome.
The Community Neuro Rehabilitation Team is a community-based team comprising a mixture of specialist healthcare professionals that offer a specialist neurological rehabilitation service providing advice, support and treatment to the relatives, carers and patients of those who have had an acquired brain injury, stroke or neurological condition. The team also supports those who have a diagnosis of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) which has been confirmed by their GP or other medical specialist.
The Community Neuro Rehabilitation Team provides the following service to patients:
Patients can be referred to the service by their GP, medical consultant, other health professionals, social worker, external agencies or charities. Patients can self-refer unless they have a diagnosis of CFS which requires a medical referral to ensure that the diagnosis has been confirmed.
Patients already known to the service will be regularly reviewed.
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The CNRT is a community based neurorehabilitation team which supports those with an acquired brain injury (ABI) such as a head injury or stroke as well as those with progressive neurological conditions such as multiple sclerosis or Huntington’s Disease. It is provided by a multidisciplinary team made up of Clinical Neuropsychologists, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Speech and Language Therapists and Rehab Assistants . They are all specialists in neurorehabilitation who have undergone specialist training and most of whom have many years of experience. In addition, the team provides a service for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) which consists mainly of a group programme to promote pacing, graded activity, coping and self-management skills.
The service is based at Shropshire Rehabilitation Centre, Lancaster Road, Shrewsbury, SY1 3NJ from which outpatient appointments, group work or home visits are organised. The service aims to help those with an ABI or neurological condition make the best possible recovery, achieve their goals, help them cope both physically and emotionally and to provide relatives and carers with advice, support and information. The rehabilitation provided is individualised and based on the specific needs of the individual and their family. A goal-orientated approach is used in which a key worker acts as a main contact to support and coordinate their care.
The key purpose is to maximise independence and rehabilitation potential and is a specialised service for those over 16years with an acquired brain injury or neurological condition. Activities include individual work, group sessions, functional groups such as baking. We offer ongoing support to patients, carers and family members.
We offer a service for those with acquired brain injury, stroke, neurological conditions or CFS. They receive the same core service as any other service user. We specialise in acquired and neurological disability.
Do we provide support for parents and carers?
We offer support to both families and carers which may take a group format or be individualised, depending on need.
All staff have undergone specialist training and most are specialists in neurological rehabilitation and acquired disability. We work very closely with a number of other services to coordinate care.
Those with ABI, stroke, neurological conditions or CFS.
We do not provide a service for congenital or developmental disabilities, or spinal injuries.
People can self refer or can be referred by Social Worker, GP, or any other health professional. A referral form is available on our service page for GPs and CCGs. Patients are all seen initially within 4 weeks. People with a CFS diagnosis must be referred via GP or Consultant only.
The first point of contact would be a keyworker or named therapist. You can talk to any member of the team if you have any concerns, or the Team Lead at any time. For questions about the service you can contact the Team Lead on 01743 453600 or firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Monday to Friday, 09:00 - 17:00.
Out-patient appointments at Shropshire Rehab Centre, Lancaster Road, Shrewsbury, SY1 3NJ.
Home visits can be arranged as appropriate or in other community settings according to need .
We are based at the Shropshire Rehab Centre. We provide a service across the whole of Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin.
Families can contact the service via phone or email.
We use a patient satisfaction questionnaires, although are happy to receive comments at any time. You will be involved in decisions about your care. We have info leaflets and Speech and Language Therapists to help those with communication difficulties. We arrange interpreters as required. We offer family and carer support throughout and engage them in the rehabilitation. We offer some relative only sessions in our group programmes.
Our service is fully wheelchair accessible, with a modern environment. There are disabled changing and toilet facilities with a hoist. There is a TV in the waiting room, but no dedicated receptionist or refreshments available.