Head and Brain Injuries
Our Community Head Injuries Service (CHIS) supports people with acquired head and brain injuries.
We help you, your family or anyone who experiences difficulties following a head injury or an acquired brain injury.
Who we see
We assess, rehabilitate and provide family services to people aged 16 and above with:
- traumatic brain injuries (head injuries)
- cerebral hypoxia
- subarachnoid haemorrhage
- cerebral tumours.
We also see stroke patients.
How to access our service
You can self refer, or a member of your family can refer you at any stage after your injury. This could be after you have been discharged from hospital, during the early months and years of recovery, or if you’re struggling to adjust to the long-term effects of a brain injury.
Our interdisciplinary brain injury team includes a clinical neuropsychologist, nurse specialist, occupational therapist, physiotherapist, rehabilitation medicine specialist and a speech and language therapist. We also have a work placement consultant and a family specialist.
We provide specialist person-centred, goal-directed community brain injury rehabilitation, facilitated by a key worker, across 3 linked services.
We deliver all our services at the Brookside Clinic in Aylesbury (see map and image of building below), at home, and in community locations including the workplace, depending on your individual needs.
Our core operating times are 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday. Our relatives’ educational programme and groups meet on weekday evenings or Saturday mornings.