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Cultural Awareness in Stroke and Neurorehabilitation Care

10.00am - 12.00

Teams Live Event

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Presenters: Khadija Amla, Deepak Agnihotri and Dr Carol Sampson 

Khadija is a Specialist Stroke Speech and Language Therapist at Fairfield General Hospital which covers a catchment area with high demographic diversity including ethnicity and deprivation. Her work involves assessing and treating patients with communication and swallowing problems across the hyper-acute, acute, and inpatient rehab wards. Her experiences training in a profession known to be much less ethnically diverse than average, has encouraged her to advocate and explore options to provide high quality and equitable services to those in minority groups.

Deepak Agnihotri is a Physiotherapist and Advanced Clinical practitioner who currently works as a National Clinical Advisor (Learning Disabilities and / or Autism) & Advance Practice Training Programme Director for Health Education England (HEE). He has been a member of Chief Allied Health Professions Officers BAME strategic advisory group at NHS England and Improvement and chairs the Diversity Alliance Network at an NHS trust in Northwest of England.

Dr Carol Sampson is a consultant clinical neuropsychologist with extensive experience of working in and leading NHS brain injury services. Dr Sampson has worked at different levels of healthcare provision including inpatient rehabilitation, community rehabilitation and tertiary services. After leaving the NHS Dr Sampson worked for the Encephalitis Society, a national brain inflammation charity. Dr Sampson currently works in independent practice providing consultancy services. In 2019 Dr Sampson founded Integrity Neuropsychology Services CIC (INSneuro CIC), to provide neuropsychology services to disadvantaged groups and address issues of equity, diversity and inclusion within  neuropsychology. Through INSneuro CIC, Dr Sampson continues to deliver on her passion to diversify the neuropsychology workforce through the aspiring psychology programme.

Audience: All staff (including the voluntary sector) working within stroke and neurorehabilitation services

The aims of the webinar are:

  • To increase awareness and importance of diverse cultures and values within the work place.
  • To recognise the importance of cultural and value based goal setting
  • To understand how knowledge of these values can shape stroke and  neuro- rehabilitation services and improve patient care.

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