Neuropsychiatry pathway

With over 460 Neuropsychiatry specialist staff we deliver truly tailored care to adults with complex, acquired or progressive neurological conditions, alongside their co-morbid physical needs and mental health disorders.

Our philosophy demands continuous evolution.

Over the past four decades we have pushed the boundaries of what is possible in neurobehavioural treatment and rehabilitation by repeatedly transforming complex behaviour in to user engagement and goal-fulfilment.

We treat the individual, not just the condition, and provide gender-specific units dedicated to those with;

  • Acquired / Traumatic brain injury
  • Complex dementia
  • Huntington’s disease

(including those detained under the Mental Health Act).

A catalyst for change

In partnership with each patient we identify a framework of new skills and encourage the adoption of new habits. We then develop individual models for social dexterity that recognises and adapts to the challenges and frustration that can arise during treatment, and reunite the individual with success as they progress through the pathway.

Across 12 environment options we gradually remove the ‘prosthetic’ neurobehavioural support and test recovery, to ensure a smooth re-integration in to our community pathway, or on to a placement of less restriction closer to home.

We also combine palliation services where appropriate, enabling people to live well with a life-long or deteriorating condition.

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Features of the pathway

  • Level 1 and 2 equivalent specialist rehabilitation services
  • Mental Health Hospital of the Year 2016
  • Specialist environments
  • Medium secure to community transitional living
  • Specialist brain injury, dementia and Huntington's disease units
  • Extensive inter-disciplinary team based full-time on site
  • Access to neuro-imaging and assessments facilities (MRI and CT)
  • CQC rated good
  • Dedicated dysphagia kitchen
  • Winner of 2016 Healthcare Caterer of the Year
  • Two swimming pools and gyms
  • On-site vocational services
  • 140-acre landscaped campus
  • Excellent transport links

Suitable for patients detained under the Mental Health Act 1983 (2007) or on a Deprivation of Liberty Safeguard Order (DoLS).

Our Neuropsychiatry services are all based in Northampton at either our central 140 acre campus, or in the surrounding community.

Our model of care

We manage physical healthcare and the most complex neuropsychiatric needs from our central campus.  With a pathway of over 200 beds, from medium secure through to community-supported transitional living, we can tailor the environment and therapy to each patients' needs.

Our model of care focuses on meeting the complex, highly specialised needs of patients and takes forward our strategy to deliver progressive, world-class and holistic care. Patients benefit from tailored therapies and interventions, delivered by the most extensive neurobehavioural inter-disciplinary team.

In addition each patient has access to extensive social, vocational and voluntary opportunities within the charity which allows them to test their recovery, supplement their cognitive and daily-living skills and support physical improvement. These include:

• A vocational pathway offering supported workshops
• Work placements, including office and retail-based roles at Workbridge
• ‘Outstanding’ rated OFSTED education and learning sets
• Local voluntary work

Internationally recognised assessment tools

Over the past four decades we have developed a range of tools which are now used in neuro-rehabilitation programmes across the UK, and internationally. These include:

SASNOS: St Andrew’s Swansea Neurobehavioural Outcome Scale
SASBA: St Andrew’s Sexual Behaviour Assessment Scale
OAS-MNR: Overt Aggression Scale (modified for neurorehabilitation)
HoNOS Secure: The Health of the Nation Outcome (for secure mental health)
HoNOS ABI: The Health of the Nation Outcome (adapted for brain injury)
FIM+FAM: Functional Independence Measure + Functional Assessment Measure