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Community Neurological Rehabilitation Service – a guide for patients and their families

Read our guide below about our services for adults with long-term neurological conditions.

You can also download a PDF version of this patient information by following the link on the right.

What is the Community Neurological Rehabilitation Service?

We’re a team of highly skilled healthcare professionals who provide outpatient and community services for adults with long term neurological conditions in Buckinghamshire.

We provide specialist advice, assessment and rehabilitation to improve the quality of life for clients with a long-term condition.

Who we see

We see people with conditions including:

Who’s in our team

Our team includes a clinical psychologist, as well as:

  • occupational therapists
  • physiotherapists
  • speech and language therapists
  • a therapy assistant.

We also have access to:

  • a consultant in neurorehabilitation
  • specialist practitioners for MS and MND
  • specialist parkinson’s nurses
  • stroke co-ordinators.

How to access our service

You can be referred to the service by your GP, consultant or other professionals involved in your care.

Once a referral has been made you, we’ll invite you for an initial assessment.

At the assessment, we may give you advice on self managing your condition or ask you to join our goals and rehabilitation programme.

About our rehabilitation programmes

We work with you to identify your priorities and goals. Then we set action plans to achieve your goal.

We work with you in the most appropriate setting which may include at home, your workplace or in the community.

Some of the goals our clients have achieved include:

  • returning to weekly swimming trips with a friend
  • going out with friends one evening a week
  • being able to run and catch a bus
  • walking with improved confidence
  • returning to work part time
  • taking part in activities with less anxiety
  • talking more with family to reduce stress.

Around 8 out of 10 clients fully or partly achieve their goals.

What our clients and families say

“Very professional and compassionate team who always put the patient first.”


“I felt that I was getting the help that I badly needed and from someone who understood my needs.”


“From my first visit to my last I was welcomed, treated nwith respect, and felt comfortable throughout.”


“Sufficient time was given to discuss all the points we raised.”

Clients and families rated service satisfaction as 95%

How can I help reduce healthcare associated infections?

Infection prevention and control is important to the wellbeing of our patients so we have procedures in place. Keeping your hands clean is an effective way of preventing the spread of infections.

You, and anyone visiting you, must use the hand sanitiser available at the entrance to every ward before coming in and after you leave. You may need to wash your hands at the sink using soap and water. Hand sanitisers are not suitable for dealing with patients who have symptoms of diarrhoea.

More help or advice

Contact our patient advice and liaison service (PALS) on 01296 316042 or

About our patient information

This patient advice is intended as general information only. We aim to make the information as up to date and accurate as possible, but please note that it’s subject to change.

Always check specific advice on any concerns you may have with your doctor.