Nottingham Traumatic Brain Injury Service
The Nottingham Traumatic Brain Injury Service is based at City Hospital. It provides a specialist case management and rehabilitation service to people in the Nottingham area who have sustained a moderate or severe traumatic brain injury.
The Brain Injury team provide services including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Outreach Occupational Therapy.
Outreach Occupational Therapy
Patients may be referred to the Outreach Occupational Therapist when they have specific goals in the following areas:
- Vocational rehabilitation (returning to work)
- Increasing independence in the community (e.g. community transport, use of leisure time)
- Increasing independence in daily living
Treatment is carried out in the community using whatever is needed and available, for example at home, in local leisure centres, at college or in a person’s work place. There is a strong emphasis on helping people retain their previous job or educational role or preparing and supporting people to find new employment.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Survivors of a traumatic brain injury, their family and carers are often affected by problems such as depression, anxiety, anger, irritability, adjustment problems and trauma reactions.
Our Cognitive Behavioural Therapist provides a specialist psychotherapy service to help with these issues, taking referrals from case managers within the team.
They also provide advice, support, training and consultation to professionals, family members and carers of patients who show signs of emotional disorders or challenging behaviour after a brain injury.
We can only accept referrals from health professionals and patients must meet all the following criteria:
- Are registered with a Nottingham area GP (the areas covered by the Nottingham City, Rushcliffe, Nottingham West and Nottingham North and East Clinical Commissioning Groups)
- Have been admitted to hospital as an inpatient for more than 24 hours and have a documented Glasgow Coma Scale Score of 12 or less for at least 30 minutes
- Have a definite, documented traumatic brain injury recorded in their medical notes
- Aged 16 years and over