Elizabeth Edwards

DipCOT, MRCOT, HCPC Reg

Occupational Therapy & Care Consultant

Liz qualified as an Occupational Therapist in 1986 and has over 34 years of experience as an Occupational Therapist assessing functional skills, disability and care needs arising from disability and loss of function as well as leading teams of Occupational Therapists in various health and care setting including one of the largest teaching hospitals in the UK. She has received training as an expert witness.at the Bond Solon Trainings.

Liz has experience of working in the areas of general and elderly rehabilitation, medical and surgical rehabilitation including amputee rehabilitation. In these roles she had experience of working with multiple agencies including health and social care, local authorities, and independent providers of care as well as aids and equipment.

Liz has worked with children with disability, working closely with parents and educators in special schools to promote sensory-motor development and overall developmental milestones.

Liz’s roles have had several years of experience in providing clinical services, supervising Occupational Therapists and support workers in Falls clinics, doing risk assessments, preventing and managing falls risks, moving and handling assessments. She has done Cardiac rehabilitation and provided and supervised services in day-hospital setting for rehabilitation of persons with neurological conditions such as stroke, parkinson’s disease.

Liz has approximately 20 years’ experience of managing integrated therapy teams, which included NHS Band 8a positions. She has led services within large Teaching Hospitals, working collaboratively with colleagues in Primary and Social Care. She has several years of experience of recruitment and retention of staffs including clinicians and support workers, undertaking annual appraisals, supervisions, ensuring key-performance and clinical outcomes are met at all times and health and safety, moving and handling procedures are in place. She has experience of managing complains.

As a Lead Therapist she has had the responsibility of care and rehabilitation include delivering a high-quality therapy service across medical wards and the Macmillan Palliative Care Unit, with diverse clinical needs with many complex patients requiring creative solutions for discharge and family / carer support.

Outside of work, Liz has been a member of the Scout association for 40 years and has co-ordinated many large volunteer events.

In her spare time, Liz enjoys walking in Derbyshire with family and friends and dog training with her two black Labradors, Ava & Fern.
Liz also enjoys working with flowers and designing flowers for the weddings of family and friends.

She is a member of the local NAFAS flower club.

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