Philippa Feltham-White

Philippa Feltham-White is an experienced Occupational Therapist, having qualified at St Loye’s College in Exeter in 1988. She is registered with the Health Care Professions Council and the Specialist Neurological Section of the College of Occupational Therapy. She has worked in a variety of locations including England and Scotland, Germany, South Africa, as well as in a voluntary capacity in Romania. She has worked within the NHS, private independent, and charitable sectors.

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Michelle Henry

Michelle qualified as an Occupational Therapist from the University of Coventry in 2005, commencing an Occupational Therapy rotation, working in mental health, acute medicine and orthopaedics. During this rotation Michelle developed her assessment and clinical reasoning skills. This enabled Michelle to provide occupation focused assessments and intervention leading to maximising the independence and safety of individuals in their own homes or agreed discharge destination. Michelle worked on establishing and improving the person’s current level of abilities to increase their independence and to ensure that the person receives the appropriate support and or aids required for discharge out of hospital.

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Anita Laidlaw

Anita Laidlaw is a qualified Occupational Therapist with 30 years’ experience.  Anita is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and is a member of the British Association of Occupational Therapists (BAOT). Anita is also a member of the College of Occupational Therapy special interest groups for Independent Practice and Children, Young People and Families.

Anita has undertaken assessments and reports for educational tribunals. She has also had experience in undertaking OT assessments and subsequently preparing reports for solicitors following accidents with respect to complex rehabilitation needs and for employers following accidents at work. During her career Anita has been a proactive member of regional and national OT committees. She has written articles for journals, taught on courses and presented at regional and national conferences.  In addition to her independent work Anita also undertakes case management work.

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Dawn Hales

Dawn Hales is a qualified Occupational Therapist with over 19 years’ experience having qualified from the University of Northampton in 1998.  She is registered to the Health and Care Professions Council and British Association of Occupational Therapists.  Dawn has extensive experience working with adults with a wide range of complex disabilities in the NHS and a social care setting.

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Hilary Whitworth

Hilary Whitworth is an experienced Occupational Therapist who qualified in 2002. She is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and is a member of the British Association of Occupational Therapists (BAOT).

Hilary has a vast amount of experience and expertise of working with adults and children with a wide range of complex disabilities including: brain injury; spinal injury; cerebral palsy; orthopaedic injuries; chronic pain syndrome; amputations; cancer; respiratory conditions; and cerebrovascular accident. She is particularly skilled in assessing and making recommendations for the provision of specialist equipment and housing adaptations. Hilary has also been instrumental in advising on the care requirements to support people with complex physical, cognitive and social needs ranging from domiciliary type packages up to 24 hour support.

Hilary accepts instructions relating to both adults and children.

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Claire Ashton

Claire Ashton qualified as an Occupational Therapist from the University of Salford in 1998, with a BSc (Hons) degree. She is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and is a member of the British Association of Occupational Therapists (BAOT).

Upon qualification, Claire worked with South Manchester University Hospital Trust, where she gained experience in the areas of Neurology and Orthopaedics, in both acute and rehabilitation settings.  In October 1999, Claire gained a promotion into a more senior position, working in the community in an interdisciplinary community rehabilitation team.   Here she gained valuable knowledge and experience in the assessment and rehabilitation of people with complex needs, and was also encouraged to work autonomously as a community practitioner, liaising with the multi-disciplinary team and also with other statutory and charitable bodies where necessary in order to assist her clients to attain their optimal functional level.

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Anna Cawdry

Anna Cawdry is an experienced Occupational Therapist having qualified in 1996. She is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council and is a member of the British Association of Occupational Therapists. Anna is also a member of the College of Occupational Therapists special interests groups for Housing and Practitioners in Independent Practice.

Anna has worked in the NHS, Local Authority and the Independent Sector gaining extensive experience of working with adults and children with complex disabilities. In 1997, Anna worked as an Occupational Therapist in the USA and still maintains her American OTR registration.

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Meryl Glover

Meryl Glover is an experienced Occupational Therapist with a wealth of knowledge and experience in hand and upper limb injuries, having qualified from Liverpool College of Occupational therapy in 1988. She is registered with the Health Professions Council, is a member of the College of Occupational Therapists, the College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Section – Independent Practice (COTISSIP) and is a member of The British Association of Hand Therapists (BAHT). Meryl has worked in a number of geographic locations in England as well as in rural India. She has worked in the NHS, private practice and independent practice. Her first post was in Liverpool, this was a rotational post in Elderly Mentally Ill, acute psychiatry, and orthopaedics. Promotion then led to her working in Elderly Rehabilitation which included neurology, rheumatology, hands and orthopaedics.

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Ana Maria Heseltine

Ana Maria Heseltine, BSc (Hons), is an experienced Occupational Therapist, registered with the Health Professions Council and is a member of the British Association of Occupational Therapists. She qualified in 1983 gaining a degree in Occupational Therapy from the Federal University of Pernambuco in Brazil. She has worked in the NHS, Social Services and in the independent sector gaining extensive experience of working with children and adults with complex disabilities. After graduating in Brazil, Ana Maria worked in a forensic psychiatric prison, where she gained experience in the treatment of a range of psychiatric conditions. She set up individual and group therapy plans for all patients.

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Sarah Broughton

Sarah Broughton qualified as an occupational therapist from St Loyes School of Occupational Therapy, Exeter in 1988. She is state registered, and a member of both the British Association of Occupational Therapists and the specialist section of Neurological Occupational Therapists. She gained a Masters in Clinical Neuroscience in 1995 from the University of Surrey. She has worked in both the National Health Service and the private sector in a number of areas including general medicine, cardiology, orthopaedics, hand injuries and care of the elderly. She has specialised in the area of neurology for the last eighteen years.

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