The most common misconception regarding Expert work is that this line of work deals only with Head, Spinal and Birth Injury. A vast proportion of the work we are regularly instructed on focuses on palliative care and loss of services cases. Many of our Experts work in this field, and past experience has shown that knowledge of equipment and focus on the patients’ independence is hugely beneficial when costing future care and rehabilitation needs.
Much of our work in this area is instructed following medical negligence, usually due to a mis-diagnosis or negligence during surgery.
We deal will:
- Long-term neurological conditions – MS, MND, Parkinson’s
- Terminal Illness
- Respiratory conditions
Loss of services refers to a claim that is brought about following a loss of life, sometimes through medical negligance. Here we conduct an evaluation of the services the deceased provided in the past, and the services they would have provided in the future.
There is not a blue-print background when it comes to this work, particularly in dealing with claimants in this field of expertise. However, from our experience we can say that a combination of, or at least experience, in community rehabilitation and acute care is considered important.
Our Experts tend to have a strong intermediate care or community care background, supporting individuals in their own homes with often long term symptoms. You should have a good understanding of how a claimants condition is likely to change with time and how this will affect their daily living, mobility and their family. You should also have a good level of input into the personal care/support package arrangements for your patients/clients; we understand you may be restricted and do not directly implement that care, but is very important you have input into the recommendations.
- Setting rehabilitation goals
- Discharge planning
- Advising on care packages
- Provision of equipment
- Planning of housing adaptation
At Expert Forum, we are focused on providing quality, both of Expert and their reports. In order to achieve that quality we believe our Experts should maintain relevant, complementary clinical work. Our Experts work in both independent and statutory sectors and we find both have strong attributes for this field of work.
Maximising your potential
As a Expert Forum Expert you’re able to provide more creative care packages, equipment aids and housing adaptation because of the reduced statutory restriction placed upon you. Expert Forum offers extensive structured support and knowledge sharing throughout your Expert career. We have a large team of Experts and it is great to have this combined knowledge accessible for all. Because of this you will find your experience filtering back into you day job, making you a stronger all round clinician.
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