Amputations, Brain Injury Musculoskeletal Orthopaedics Spinal Injury
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS
MSc (Health through Occupation) Post-graduate Diploma (2007)
Registered with the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC)
Member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT)
Committee member of RCOT specialist section – Trauma and Orthopaedics
Wheelchair Prescriber (Queen Mary’s Roehampton)
British Association of Hand Therapy Level 1
I am a qualified occupational therapist with over ten years post-qualification experience.
My current clinical post is Principal Occupational Therapist in Trauma and Orthopaedics at St George’s University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, one of the UK’s leading trauma centres. I have worked at St George’s since qualifying, working within a range of surgical, medical, and neurological disciplines in both ward-based and outpatient settings.
In addition to my clinical role I prepare medico-legal occupational therapy reports on aids and equipment and liability. I have undergone training in the medico-legal process and understand my role and responsibilities as an expert witness under The Civil Procedure Rules. My areas of expertise in medical conditions and traumatic injuries include:
* Complex musculoskeletal injuries
* Multi-limb injuries
* Complex upper and lower limb fractures
* Complex pelvic injuries
* Spinal injuries including central cord syndrome
* Mild traumatic brain injury
* Peripheral nerve injuries and hand therapy
* Specialist wheelchair and seating assessment and provision
I am currently operational lead for teams of occupational therapists, physiotherapists, and technicians working with patients admitted under Major Trauma and Elective Orthopaedic Pathways and Plastics. I am also the clinical lead for occupational therapists working in Trauma and Orthopaedics, Surgery and Vascular, with additional cover for Intensive Care.
I have developed expert skills in the management and occupational therapy for patients with a range of traumatic injuries. My experience includes activity analysis and functional rehabilitation prescription for patients with a range of orthopaedic, cognitive, and medical presentations. I am also a wheelchair prescriber experienced in the assessment and provision of wheelchairs.
I attend regular training events to maintain my professional development. In addition to my current clinical and management responsibilities I lead staff and student development initiatives within the hospital and at St George’s University of London. I lecture on both physiotherapy and occupational therapy programmes.
I am a committee member of the specialist section Trauma and Orthopaedics at the Royal College of Occupational Therapists. This involves leading local and national conferences and study events as well as reviewing and developing practice guidelines for occupational therapy.
What our clients say...
Dear Kathy … I just wanted to say thank you so much for your patience and assistance over the past few days. Your evidence was excellent
Sinead Swan – Ivor Fitzpatrick
Thanks for your support on this. You may like to note that the case settled for a value that reflected the evidence Mr Webb gave being accepted in full by the court
Simon Harrington, Irwin Mitchell
Dear Jodie, I would like to extend my sincere thanks to you for the ‘work’ which you put into my case and endeavoured to help the case come to a successful conclusion. it is wonderful that my two daughters and rest of my family now have some Justice for Bryan’s untimely death. Somewhat difficult to believe what has just happened after five years. Very many thanks, kind regards and good wishes for Christmas
PS Client Feedback
Hi Sue, you were first class. Also regards to Maggie Sargent and her premier quality team!
Philip Smith – Beauchamps
Maggie Sargent is a star – not just a leader in her field but a legend – her experience is unmatched, her knowledge impressive and her application sophisticated.
Paul Paxton – Stewarts
Can I take this opportunity in thanking you on behalf of our client and his parents. You did a tremendous job. We could not have achieved such a high settlement without your skill, expertise, and input. The family are very grateful to you
Paul McNeil – Fieldfisher
I have worked with Maggie Sargent for more that 25 years. She is the best expert I have ever instructed. She is exceptional in court and brilliant with clients. I cannot recommend her highly enough.
Partner, Field Fisher
‘The Claimant’s evidence as to the value of the nursing care she provided to Mr Grant was given by Ms Jodie Brookes. She is a registered nurse. The majority of her career has been spent managing care facilities in the private sector. She specialises in palliative care and has considerable experience nursing patients with mesothelioma. Ms Brookes gave careful and impressive oral evidence. She made concessions where appropriate, yet demonstrated that her conclusions were based on a careful review both of the medical notes and of what the Claimant had told her when she visited’.
Judgement of Martin Chamberlain QC
On Friday 28th June 2019 I was visited by one of your colleagues, Mrs Sue Tomkinson. I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you, and how both my wife and I were very pleased with Mrs Tomkinson. We have never been in this situation before, and the thought of a stranger asking questions, some of them very personal questions, and poking around in our private lives was a thought that quite frankly filled us with dread. Our fears were soon quelled, and we were put at ease by the empathic way in which she asked her questions. We feel that all the aspects of our needs were thoroughly assessed in a very professional and friendly manner. She is a credit to your company, and I would like her permanent record to reflect our comments, thanking you
DWG Client Feedback
Dear Kathy – This is just to let you know that my client has accepted a significant seven figure sum to conclude his case. Both he and I wanted to thank you for your invaluable contribution towards his case because he could not have achieved such a good result without your skilful clinical assessment and attention to detail. Kind regards
Dickinson Solicitors Ltd