Annie joins ACM with more than 15 years’ experience working with adults as an Occupational Therapist in the NHS in acute, outpatient and community settings. In her most recent role she has been working in Adult Social Care as a Moving and Handling Reviewing Officer. Annie has extensive experience of working with clients who have neurological conditions including brain injury, and also those with complex orthopaedic presentations. As an Occupational Therapist she is passionate about facilitating clients to regain independence and reach their potential through well-coordinated rehabilitation.
Annie’s expertise is used to provide Case Management to clients with acquired brain injury, cerebral palsy, or other complex disabilities, who require care, support and rehabilitation. She works with clients both pre and post settlement of personal injury and medical negligence awards and has developed a sound knowledge of the litigation process. Annie is able to work flexibly to meet the needs of her clients, she has good communication skills and works well within the multi-disciplinary team. Annie has excellent observational skills which she uses to assess the wide diversity of client situations; she has attention to detail and works hard to resolve complex problems to enable clients to progress their independence.
Annie is an experienced report writer; she prepares immediate needs assessments and regular update reports for her clients. Realistic goal setting and regular goal review forms an important part of case management input and Annie is able to work alongside clients to identify their own personal goals and to monitor progress.
Annie developed research and leadership skills when undertaking her MSc in Stroke Recovery; her dissertation was a literature review on the provision of information to stroke survivors and their families. She has compassion and empathy for the client and their family as they undertake what is often a difficult journey following a traumatic event.