Brain Injuries - Community Neuro Rehabilitation Team

This section aims to provide General Practitioners (GPs) and members of Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) with some more detailed information about our services. The information below is updated regularly, but, if you need to find out more detailed information about a specific service or have a very specific question about the service or referral pathway, then please contact the service manager or the key clinician detailed opposite.

Referral Process

How does a GP refer in to this service?

GPs should refer in to the service by writing to us or using our Referral Form. This is available on the right hand side of this page. If writing it would be particularly helpful to include an EMIS summary and copies of any relevant correspondence such as hospital discharge reports or letters from neurologists or other specialists.

If you are a GP wishing to refer to this service please contact:

  • Dr Emma Lawrence, Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist and Acting Manager
    Tel: 01743 453600
    Fax: 01743 453601

You can also view the page that provides information for patients or carers by clicking the link below.

Brain Injuries - Community Neuro Rehabilitation Team (CNRT)

Types of patients regularly seen

There are four main diagnostic groups:

  • Acquired brain injuries such as head injury, anoxic brain injury, encephalitis, carbon monoxide poisoning, brain tumours
  • Strokes including subarachnoid haemorrhages
  • Neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Huntington’s Disease, Motor Neurone Disease
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis with a confirmed diagnosis

Patients not seen by this service

The Community Neuro Rehabilitation Team does not have the remit to see patients with:

  • Congenital conditions such as muscular dystrophy or cerebral palsy
  • Presenting physical problems with no organic cause
  • Dementia
  • Patients who are terminally ill with brain tumours as there are other, more appropriate services

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.