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JEANETTE GIBSON

Occupational Therapist

     Jeanette is a Registered Occupational Therapist with extensive clinical and management experience within the NHS, Local Authority and Independent Sectors. Jeanette qualified in 1985 and started her career at Pinderfields Hospital. In 1986 she moved to the Peterborough area and undertook a wide range of roles giving her 13 years of experience in the NHS. She progressed to holding senior posts and set up a new department at the Edith Cavell Hospital, along with her clinical work she managed the day-to-day management of the department. In 1998 she moved to Local Authority work carrying out assessments of people with complex needs in the community, before embarking on an eight year secondment to the Housing Needs Team as Medical Adviser.

She has a particular knowledge and wide experience in Housing she also has interest in Motor Neurone Disease and was the allocated link person in the therapy team for three years. In 2016 she set up Stamford Occupational Services Ltd, establishing herself as an independent practitioner and in addition to this continues to undertake contracts within the NHS and Local Authority which keeps her practice up to date.  She has presented at National conference on lymphoedema and was author of second paper on the subject of elective orthopaedics.   

ABOUT JEANETTE

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Registered Occupational Therapist.     

  • Diploma College of Occupational Therapists;

  • Expert Witness Training Programme.

RELEVANT SKILLS

  • Expert Witness;

  • Compliant with CPR Part 35 legal training;

  • Needs Assessment of people with physical conditions, orthopaedic, spinal, neurological, medical & surgical conditions.

  • Housing issues, needs assessments and design.

  • Assistive Technology.

  • Rehabilitation.

  • Advanced communication skills.

  • Report Writing.

  • Specialist equipment needs.

  • Care needs assessment.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • Occupational Therapy.

  • Assessment of adults/children with illness and physical disability including head, spine, orthopaedic and pain problems, Amputees, Palliative care, medical, age related conditions and neurological conditions.

  • Jeanette is experienced in assessing the needs of individuals whose condition is likely to deteriorate as a result of their injury and subsequent disability and identifying the appropriate equipment and care requirements in the future.

  • Care.

  • Rehabilitation.

  • Aids and Equipment.