- Complex orthopaedics including fractures.
- Upper and lower limb amputations.
- Spinal injury and paraplegia.
- Cauda Equina.
- Hip and knee replacement.
- Challenging behaviours.
- Neurological conditions including parkinson’s disease, MND and stroke.
- Cancer/ terminal illnesses and palliative care.
- Chronic obstructive airways disease and other respiratory conditions.
- Internal injuries.
Clinical Currency Statement
As at June 2020, I am engaged in the role of Occupational Therapist for South Coast Occupational Therapy Ltd for an average of 80 hours per month.
Specific Injuries Experience
Caroline regularly deals with clients who have experienced lower limb amputations and orthopaedic injuries as a result of accidents or failed surgery. She has experience of working with an ageing population, dealing with the consequences of ageing on chronic long-term disability. She works with clients who are often coming to terms with a new found disability, and dealing with ongoing chronic pain. She also deals with clients who have internal injuries and as a consequence have required a stoma.
Caroline’s general caseload consists of individuals with physical injuries, however, she also has experience of working with individuals who have psychological needs as a result of their injury/disability.
She has a keen interest in palliative care, having dealt with this both within her clinical experience and first hand with family members. She works alongside statutory providers to help with discharging these patients home, and helps to manage their ongoing needs.
Caroline also has worked with clients who have a spinal injury, such as Cauda Equina or low level spinal damage. She helps to deal with the ongoing support that they require in terms of a care package, but also works with them to overcome accommodation issues, adaptations and dealing with suitable equipment purchases.
Throughout her career Caroline has written detailed reports providing information and recommendations on care and equipment needs. As an independent expert witness, Caroline is experienced in attending experts’ meetings and pre-trial conferences. She has also attended court and given evidence.
Since 2008 Caroline has been working as a freelance occupational therapist in the field of physical disability undertaking work for local authorities, charities and private individuals. She completes assessments of an individual’s needs in their home environment and provide recommendations for care and equipment. Caroline also carries out assessments for insurance companies, providing them with detailed reports of an individual’s ability to complete daily living tasks and recommendations to meet their care and equipment needs.
She has significant and ongoing experience of working as a case manager with a complex caseload of all age ranges and disabilities. Caroline has undertaken immediate needs assessments and supported individuals to directly employ carers. She has experience of co-ordinating large care packages, and working with multi-disciplinary teams and overseeing rehabilitation plans. Caroline offers ongoing guidance and support to carers once recruited and also offers supervision to other case managers alongside managing her own caseload.
On qualification as an occupational therapist in 1992 Caroline worked for the NHS in a variety of settings gaining experience in stroke rehabilitation, amputees, oncology, orthopaedics and general medicine. In 1995 she joined social services as a practitioner and a manager. Caroline has many years’ experience in assessing and planning adaptations to properties, alongside making recommendations for care packages. She has also worked with patients recovering from bowel surgery. Caroline has gained extensive knowledge of physical disability, including long term conditions such as multiple sclerosis and motor neurone disease. Whilst working as an independent case manager and as an occupational therapist in Adult Social Care Caroline has experience of assisting individuals with spinal cord injury when planning adaptations and acquiring appropriate equipment. She has a keen interest in palliative care and has worked supporting discharges from a local hospice to enable individuals to be cared for at home.
Qualifications and Membership
- DipCOT, London (1992)
- Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
- Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT).
- The Case Management Society UK (CMSUK).
Jacqueline Webb & Co Ltd
Case Manager/Senior Case Manager
360 Case Management
Independent Occupational Therapist
Consultant Occupational Therapist
Various, including Swiss Re Life and Health, Scottish Widows and Prudential
Occupational Therapist – Practitioner and Manager
Occupational Therapist – rotational post
London Teaching Hospital
- An investigation into occupational therapy referral priorities in Kensington and Chelsea Social Services’, British Journal of Occupational Therapy (2001)