Name: Rachel Trett, BSc (Hons)
Job Title: Adult Team Leader/Case Manager/Occupational Therapist
Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy; University of Liverpool – 2005
Professional Memberships & Affiliations
British Association of Brain Injury Case Managers (BABICM) Advanced Member
College of Occupational Therapists – Neurological Practice Specialist Section
Rachel became a Case Manager with N-Able Services in August 2009, since then she has worked with adult and adolescent clients with acquired brain injury as both a Case Manager and an Occupational Therapist. She took on the role of Adult Team Leader in April 2013.
Rachel has gained valuable experience of working with clients with dysexecutive syndrome, cerebral vascular accident (CVA/Stroke), family issues, dual diagnosis, insight difficulties, limited capacity, mental health issues and complex behavioural and social presentations.
Rachel takes a client centred approach and acts as advocate for her clients to ensure their needs and wishes are considered in their best interest at all times. Rachel works closely with vulnerable clients under the Court of Protection and Mental Capacity Act alongside their financial deputies.
Rachel is experienced in working as a Case Manager within the medico legal process and post settlement of claims with clients, families, solicitors and financial deputies. She is familiar with attending conference with Counsel, producing witness statements, accompanying clients to expert medical appointments.
Rachel is skilled in providing clear and comprehensive assessment of client needs and in coordination, implementation, monitoring and review of multidisciplinary team rehabilitation programmes within the community. This includes sourcing of appropriately skilled rehabilitation professionals and support staff, coordination of regular team meetings and clinical supervision of support staff.
As an Occupational Therapist Rachel has experience of working with clients with a wide range of cognitive, psychological, behavioural, social and physical difficulties associated with acquired brain injury, other catastrophic injuries and long term conditions.
Rachel works closely with clients and the rehabilitation team to identify needs, set clear SMART goals and deliver rehabilitation programmes which are client centred and holistic.
Rachel has experience of completing Immediate Needs Assessments under the Rehabilitation Code.
Rachel qualified as an Occupational Therapist in 2005 when she took up a position on a mixed physical and mental health rotation in Nobles Hospital, Isle of Man. This gave her experience of working in acute medicine, trauma and orthopaedics, rehabilitation, adult and elderly mental health. Rachel took on a temporary senior post in elderly mental health before taking a year out to travel.
On her return Rachel took up an Occupational Therapy position in Wirral Hospitals Stroke Service where she developed valuable skills in assessment and treatment of a wide range of physical and cognitive neurological presentations both on the acute and rehabilitation wards and in the community.
Rachel has also previously worked for the Stroke Association as a Dysphasia Support Volunteer.
- Irwin Mitchell Essential Update for Case Managers – September 2016
- Sexual Activity and the Mental Capacity Act, St Thomas Training – August 2016
- CQC and Employment Law – April 2016
- Witness Familiarisation – Bond Solon – October 2015
- Braintree Training Insight workshop – April 2015
- St Andrew’s Healthcare Conference ‘Switch off Resistance, Switch on Recovery’ – March 2015
- Care Plus Conference ‘How can Neuroscience better inform Neurorehabilitation’- Oct 2014
- Field Fisher Conference ‘Rebuilding Lives Through Litigation’- July 2014
- BABICM Conference – 2011, 2012, 2013
- Bond Solon Expert’s meeting training – February 2013
- COT Specialist Section Neurological Practice Conference ‘Challenges and opportunities for Occupational Therapists working in brain injury’ September 2012
- Braintree Training Cognitive Rehabilitation workshop – July 2012
- Irwin Mitchell Mock Trial – May 2012
- Motivational Interviewing – June 2010