Head and Brain Injuries
Our Community Head Injury 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 a brain injury. This may include:
- traumatic brain injuries (head injuries)
- cerebral hypoxia
- subarachnoid haemorrhage
- some other forms of stroke (in specific circumstances)
- cerebral tumours.
How to access our service
If you are registered with a GP in Buckinghamshire your GP or other health professional can refer you to our service via our email address:
You can also 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 clinical neuropsychologists, occupational therapists, a brain injury practitioner, a physiotherapist, a physiotherapist, a speech and language therapist, a work placement consultant and rehabilitation assistants. We also have access to rehabilitation medicine specialist clinics outside of our team.
We provide specialist person-centred, goal-directed community brain injury rehabilitation, facilitated by a key worker, across 3 linked services – Rehabilitation Team, Working Out Team (specialist Vocational Rehabilitation) and Family Services.
We deliver our services at the Brookside Clinic in Aylesbury (see map and image of building below), as well as at your home, and in community locations including the workplace, depending on your individual needs.
Our core operating times are 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.