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Meet Liz Drummy

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Liz Drummy is a Senior Case Manager and has been with Tania Brown Ltd for eleven years! She is mum to son who is 20 and who is off to university, she enjoys spending time with friends & family whens she is not working. We asked Liz why she enjoys working at Tania Brown Ltd and she loves the variety and complexity of a case management role and helping clients set goals on their path after their injuries.

What’s your favourite food?

Crisps,crackers and cheese, anything that is not good for you.

What’s your favourite Film/Tv Show?

Killing Eve

Name your claim to fame?

Sitting opposite Holly from Hollyoaks.

What’s your favourite thing to do in the world?

Dancing and out with my friends.

If you could be anything in the world, what would it be?

I have always wanted to be a nurse which I have succeeded, so doing what I have always wanted to do daily.

What’s the most interesting piece of art that you have seen?

Kiss by Klimt.

Where would you spend all your time if you could?

Downpatrick in Ireland.

 

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World Alzeheimer’s Day

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Every year September 21st we recognise those who suffers Alzheimer around the world by joining in and spreading the word about World Alzheimers Day. This is an international campaign aimed at raising awareness for Alzheimers related to dementia.

Alzheimers is a progressive disease that impairs memory and other mental capacity. It is the most common form of dementia that spreads memory loss and loss of other essential abilities that are serious enough to disrupt an individuals daily lifestyle.

This year marks the 7th worlds Alzheimers month since the campaign was launched way back in 2012. From previous research an average of 2 out of 3 people globally have little or no understanding of Alzheimers or the symptoms associated in their countries.

Since World Alzheimers Day the impact is increasing, however the lack of information is disappointing and remains to be a huge problem that calls for action, most people think the disease is a part of ageing, though this may not be true a great risk factor of Alzheimers disease Is increasing age. This is evidently patients over the age of 65 or older, this doesn’t classify the disease as elderly as researches show that approximately 200,000 Americans suffer from the disease under the age of 65.

For this years event, we ask that organisations and interested individuals can get involved by supporting awareness through contacting their Alzheimers association in their specific country.

 

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Case Management Career in North West.

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Due to continued success we are expanding in the North West region and are looking for a part time Case Manager with an Occupational Therapist background.

Would you like to join a dynamic, well established and expanding nationwide company? This is a permanent, part time position. We are offering a competitive salary and flexibility on employment options/self employed option and are specifically looking for Occupation Therapist’s.

Consider a career in Case Management. Case Management in a process devoted to the coordination,rehabilitation, care and support of people with complex clinical needs. It aims to facilitate their independence and improve their quality of life, this is usually conducted as part of the medico legal process.

You must be an experienced Occupational Therapist, case managers should have acquired knowledge and experience of working with clients either in a hospital or community environment. We are looking to recruit suitable candidates with experience of working with clients suffering from spinal injuries or traumatic and acquired brain injuries or children with complex needs.

To apply: Fill in the details required on our career page under ” apply now”.

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Meet Nicky Radford

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Nicola Radford is one of our Senior Administrators and is our Expert Witness Coordinator. She has worked at Tania Brown Ltd for six years, she enjoys working at Tania Brown because it is very interesting and it is varied each day. She is mum to Darcey aged 2, she enjoys spending time with family at the weekends and meeting up with friends for a coffee. For expert enquiries and queries regarding costs and availability please contact nicolaradford@taniabrown.com.

We asked Nicky a couple of questions below:

What’s your favourite food?

If out for a meal I will always pick a fish dish however I will sometimes pick a steak, I also really like a homemade curry.

Name your claim to fame?

I have met Julia Roberts in America when  I was 16 years old.

What’s your favourite thing to do in the world?

Spend time with family and friends.

What was the last book you read?

Martina Cole – Faces.

Where was the last place you went on holiday?

Turkey.

if you could be anything in the world what would you be?

A lawyer.

What’s your favourite cake?

Lemon Drizzle.

 

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Introducing Pauline Hurst

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We are thrilled to announce the arrival of Pauline Hurst as our new Senior Case Manager.

Pauline joins our team with  a wealth of experience both clinically and within case management.

Welcome on board on Pauline!

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Introducing Rachel Treanor – Clinical Case Manager

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Rachel has recently joined Tania Brown Ltd as a Clinical Case Manager. Rachel graduated as a Registered General Nurse in 2000 at Walsgrave Hospital, Coventry, with a Diploma in Higher Education. She began her nursing career as a staff nurse working in acute respiratory medicine in Yorkshire.

In 2014 Rachel began working as an independent consultant and currently is a bank Specialist Advisor for the Care Quality Commission (CQC). She also advised on palliative care and best practice for the patient.

In 2017 Rachel joined a legal team offering support and assistance towards people who have been subjected to medical negligence, i.e pressure ulcers.

We are extremely thrilled to have Rachel as part of our team.

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Introducing Diane Lazzarano – Clinical Case Manager

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Diane has recently joined Tania Brown Ltd as a Clinical Case Manager. Diane has over 18 years of experience working in social care both in the Statutory, Voluntary and Third Sector in the UK. Diane qualified from Leeds University in 2003 with a Diploma in Social Work.

Diane’s philosophy is to be open, honest, and approachable and to be flexible and innovative in meeting the needs of any injured person and their families. Her particular strengths lie in knowledge and negotiation of the social care statutory and voluntary sector both adults and children, completing assessment based on the individual client needs, formulating client-focussed support plans, resourcing and securing services, equipment, and funding to meet the assessed needs.

We are extremely thrilled to have Diane as part of our team.

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Acquired Brain Injury: The lived experience of relatives and friends.

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BABICM carried out a survey entitled  Acquired Brain Injury: The lived experience of relatives & friends.  This has been paraphrased as below:-

Family members are themselves affected by the impact of Acquired Brain Injury
(ABI) upon their relatives and they play an important role in the rehabilitation and
long term support required. The study aimed to understand how families are
impacted and their views on the formal and informal support received directly or
indirectly as a consequence of the ABI. To date there has been very little research
undertaken by social workers in relation to ABI and/or the experience of family
members.

A mixed methods research design was employed to capture the lived experience of
family members of people with ABI. The results of the quantitative and qualitative
data were triangulated against the literature. An online survey was completed by 110
relatives of people with an ABI, seeking their experience of the condition, its impact
upon their lives and their views of services. The results of the survey were collated
and organised in SPSS (version 24). Non-¬‐parametric Spearman’s Rho Correlations
(non-¬‐parametric test) were performed upon the results.

The research identified that family members’ experience is complex and enduring,
encompassing most aspects of life, and is affected by the context in which it occurs
as well as by formal and informal support structures. The particular nature of the
grief and loss experienced by families is ambiguous and develops over time.

Quantitative data identified that Brain Injury Case Managers were the most
positively reported upon service, followed by Neuropsychologists and the charity
Headway. The least positively reported upon service was Social Work. Greater
understanding of the complex lived experience of family members may support
more effective responses to both them and the individual with ABI, integrating
services and families to improve quality-¬of-¬life. As ABI is a process with changes to
functioning developing over time, the information and knowledge required by
loving and supportive relatives needs to be created with them, being person, family,
injury and context-specific.

To read the full article please follow the link

BABICM Article

 

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Osseo-integration, prosthetics, orthotics and rehabilitation

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The TBL staff received a training session on osseo-integration, prosthetics, orthotics and rehabilitation from the team at Mint Rehab. The team take a very functional approach setting tasks in context of the client’s day to day life, rather than doing “therapy” tasks. They detailed the approach to osseo-integration, latest research and any contra-indications.

See document here.

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Retirement Joy

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In March 2017, our esteemed colleague, Lynn Farrimond retired after working for Tania Brown for 12 years. We at Tania Brown Ltd surprised Lynn with a gift of a night in a hotel in the Lake District for her and her husband.

Lynn has now stayed at the hotel and has sent us this lovely message and photos:-

“Just to let you know that I had a lovely time this weekend in the Lakes. The hotel was great and they made my stay special too. All the meals including afternoon tea were fantastic. We had a boat trip on Windermere and on the Gondola on Coniston. Please convey my thanks to everyone again who contributed to my retirement gift. It was a lovely idea and one I’ll never forget. John enjoyed it too. “

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