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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
  • encephalitis
  • meningitis
  • 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 team

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.

Our services

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.

These may include a combination of individual therapy (clinical psychology, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, rehabilitation medicine, nursing, speech and language therapy) and specialist brain injury group programmes, for example educational, cognitive, communication, psychological support and woodwork groups. 

‚ÄėWorking Out‚Äô, helps adults return to work and retain their jobs after all forms of acquired brain injury (including stroke, subarachnoid¬†haemorrhage¬†and cerebral¬†tumours).

The programme provides specialist brain injury vocational assessment, work preparation, trials, supported placements and job retention interventions. This may involve a combination of individual work and specialist group programmes, for example a work preparation group, community vocational rehabilitation activities, job club and a placement support group

Family services include carer counselling, relatives’ brain injury educational programme, follow-up workshops and couple/family counselling.

How to find the Brookside Clinic

Address: Brookside Clinic, Station Way, Aylesbury HP20 2SR  

Brookside Clinic building

Brookside Clinic

Contact

Referrals to our service
Referrals to our service

01296 337760

buc-tr.CHIS@nhs.net