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Brain Injuries - Community Neuro Rehabilitation Team

This part of the website is being designed specifically for GPs, Clinical Commissioning groups, care homes and other care professionals who need the service referral information or access to Trust policies and care leaflets.

How to refer to this service?

Healthcare professionals should refer to the service using our dedicated Referral Form. It is also helpful, where possible, to include an EMIS summary and/or copies of any relevant correspondence e.g. hospital discharge reports, scan results, clinic letters.

Types of patients regularly seen

The Community Neuro Rehab Team (CNRT) is a community-based, specialist multidisciplinary team comprising Clinical Psychologists, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Speech and Language Therapists, Rehabilitation Assistants and administrative support workers.

We provide rehabilitation for any person aged 16 or over with either a Shropshire or Telford and Wrekin CCG GP and a confirmed diagnosis of acquired neurological disability. This could be progressive or non-progressive and may include acquired brain injury, Huntington’s disease, motor neurone disease, multiple sclerosis, multiple systems atrophy, Parkinson’s disease, progressive supranuclear palsy, and/or stroke.

In addition to 1:1 therapy, the CNRT offers a range of therapy groups and we also aim to work with clients and their carers to ensure that rehabilitation is carried over into everyday activities at home.

Patients not seen by this service

The Service will not normally see clients with:

  • Congenital conditions
  • No clear diagnosis
  • Functional neurological conditions (somatoform disorders)
  • Epilepsy as a primary diagnosis
  • Spinal conditions, including Guillain-Barre Syndrome
  • Dementia

We are unfortunately unable to accept referrals for chronic fatigue syndrome at this time. Individuals who are referred to us with this condition will be provided with self-management information and we will list them for input as and when this service resumes.

The Service does not usually accept referrals for clients in nursing homes except when it is temporary and they are going to be discharged home, or when there has been a change of state and the nursing home is seeking advice. In this instance the CNRT would act as a consultative service to support the delivery of continuing treatment.

Frequently asked questions

Do you see patients at home?

Yes we do when it is absolutely necessary or appropriate to do so because we need to assess them in their home environment. We can see more patients if they can attend our clinics.

How often will patients be seen?

This will depend on the needs of the patient. At the most, they may be seen by one or two therapists once a week or fortnight initially but this is usually gradually reduced.

How long will they be seen for – is the service time-limited?

The service is not time-limited and patients will continue to be seen whilst they are still making rehabilitation gains. This varies from patient to patient and all treatment is individualised to their needs.

Service contacts information

Community Neuro Rehab Team
Shropshire Rehabilitation Centre
Lancaster Road
Harlescott
Shrewsbury
Shropshire
SY1 3NJ

Tel: 01743 453600
Email the team

Next review due: 1 September 2020