Ginny Appleton-Hendley

  • HCPC Registered OT 35812

Ginny qualified as an Occupational Therapist in 2002, completing a Postgraduate Diploma in Occupational Therapy / MSc in Health through Occupation at the University of Brighton. This followed a previous degree and subsequent careers in teaching English as a foreign language, corporate fundraising for a major national charity and work in mental health.

Ginny commenced a rotational post at University Hospitals Birmingham in 2003. This included Orthopaedics, Elderly Care, Renal Medicine and Cardiology. This often fast-paced environment gave her the opportunity to consolidate her core OT skills in assessment, equipment provision and clinical reasoning.

In 2004 Ginny moved to a rotational post in neurology within South Birmingham PCT completing rotations at Moor Green Outpatient Brain Injury Rehabilitation Unit, Inpatient Neuro Rehabilitation Unit (INRU) and Birmingham Neuro Rehab Team (BNRT).
Ginny gained experience, knowledge and skills in: cognitive / perceptual and neurodevelopmental assessment and treatment; goal-setting; outcome measures; equipment provision; interdisciplinary working and group work – all with clients with often complex needs.

In 2009 Ginny took up a Band 7 role within BNRT as a Specialist Neuro Occupational Therapist. This role involved community rehabilitation with clients with complex neurological disabilities. She maintains a strong client-centred and functional focus in her work, striving to work as part of an interdisciplinary team to support clients’ independence in activities of daily living wherever possible. She also leads on Service Development for the OT service, co-leads on overall Service Development for BNRT, is a designated Duty Therapist – triaging and screening new referrals and is responsible for the line management and clinical supervision of Band 6 staff.

Ginny began working as an Associate Occupational Therapist for CJOT in 2019, alongside her NHS role. She provides Occupational Therapy assessment and intervention to clients with catastrophic neurological diagnoses within the community.