Alison Conway is registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council as both a Registered General Nurse and an Independent Nurse Prescriber. She has over 30 years’ clinical experience in both the NHS acute sector and the community, caring for adults and children. She is an experienced expert witness having completed a number of liability and quantum reports for both Claimant and Defendant. Her expertise is wide ranging and covers both medical and nursing negligence alongside assessment and care reports required for all disability, injury or illness as a result of road traffic accidents, accidents at home and at work. These disabilities include paraplegia, tetraplegia, catastrophic injury, cerebral palsy and neuromuscular disease. Alison has particular expertise in respiratory and thoracic care and management, including tracheostomy, ventilation and occupational lung disease.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sue Williams is a Registered General Nurse with over 30 year experience in Clinical Practice, ranging from;
- Acute & chronic health conditions
- Orthopaedic, amputee and general rehabilitation
- Neurological rehabilitation – including stroke and spinal cord injury
In 1997, Sue became a practice development nurse within a large University Hospital Trust. Within her role (which covered two hospitals), she was responsible for educational provision for registered nurses and healthcare assistants. Her responsibilities also included clinical audit, i.e. monitoring practice; and supporting staff to develop their clinical practice.
Linda Morris is a State Registered Occupational Therapist, having qualified in 1979 with the Diploma of the College of Occupational Therapists. She is a member of the British Association of Occupational Therapists and the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists.
Lisa Green is an Occupational Therapist with over 23 years of experience having qualified from the University of Derby in 1993. She is registered with the Health & Care Professions Council and is a member of the British Association of Occupational Therapists. Lisa has worked in the NHS and within a Local Authority setting gaining extensive experience of working with adults and children with highly complex disabilities.
Penny Wright qualified as a paediatric nurse at the Royal Liverpool Children’s Hospital in 1972, and then went on to do her general nurse training at the Radcliffe Infirmary in Oxford qualifying in 1974.
Mrs Wright also has a Diploma in Obstetric Nursing and a Diploma in Asthma Care. She has been trained as a trainer of First Aid by the Red Cross. She has an interest in sports injuries and has attended many courses.
Sally Plumb is a Registered Nurse with 22 years experience. She has sound general nursing skills which span critical, acute, rehabilitation, palliative and community care.
Sally completed a Masters in Professional and Policy Studies, with a dissertation focusing on the unmet rehabilitation needs of stroke patients, and consolidated this by clinical practice within a medical and orthopaedic rehabilitation ward, and then a Stroke Unit. Sally completed a period of research at the Nottingham Stroke Research Unit undertaking patient assessments to better understand the experience of disability and interface with statutory health provision, and gained a number of publications to her name.