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Lynne Merrett

Occupational Therapy for brain injury

BSc Occupational Therapy

About Lynne

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Lynne is a highly experienced Occupational Therapist specialising in SMART based goal-oriented neurological rehabilitation for adults. As the former Clinical Lead OT for Stroke and Brain Injury (Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust), Lynne has advised and managed clinical standards and best practice across the multidisciplinary team of Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, SaLT and Support Staff in the county of Somerset.

Lynne has extensive experience managing a complex neurological caseload of challenging clients in hospital and community settings enabling her clients to achieve their goals and greatly improve their quality of life.

She has a highly professional approach to client-centred multi-disciplinary team working and demonstrable experience formulating comprehensive SMART based goal-oriented multidisciplinary treatment plans in collaboration with other disciplines, whilst being sensitive to a client’s capabilities to participate. Her patient, caring and calm nature builds a natural rapport with patients, families, carers and professionals.

As an independent practitioner Lynne provides a range of services including;

  • Assessment tailored to the needs of the individual;
  • SMART goal-centred treatment programmes;
  • cognitive re-education;
  • fatigue management;
  • advice on home adaptations and equipment provision;
  • specialist seating assessment;
  • cognitive re-education;
  • Multidisciplinary team Training;
  • Risk Assessment;
  • Thermoplastic splinting;

Lynne qualified as an Occupational Therapist in 2001 at the University of Liverpool with a BSc (Hons) in Occupational Therapy. She gained a breadth of clinical expertise in a variety of NHS fields, including mental health, orthopaedics and general medicine, before specialising in neurological rehabilitation, as a senior therapist at the Queen Victoria Memorial Community Hospital in 2003.

Lynne furthered her skills as a Lead OT at the Surrey Community Health NHS Trust, providing holistic assessments in function, cognition and postural needs along with goal planning and treatment programmes for clients with traumatic brain injury, stroke and progressive neurological conditions.

Lynne has also worked in a rehabilitation and research programme for individuals with brain or CNS tumour at the Royal Surrey County Hospital, developing patient pathways providing rapid assessment and intervention including cognitive rehabilitation and education.

Lynne is registered with the Health & Care Professions Council and is a member of the BAOT and College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Sections in Independent and Neurological Practice.

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