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1 CURRICULUM VITAE ANNE COSSAR, DipCOT, DipRSA OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST AND CARE CONSULTANT Profile An experienced care professional with significant clinical and managerial experience of providing services for those affected by catastrophic injury or profound and multiple conditions. Based in North Berwick. Anne has a wide range of experience providing medico legal reports. She has a particular interest and experience in catastrophic cases including cerebral palsy, high level spinal injury and serious head injury. Current Areas of Work ( ) Medico legal reports relating to the needs of those affected by disability or injury, including children and adults with the following conditions: Cerebral palsy. Brain Injury. Traumatic Brain Injury. Profound and Multiple Disabilities (including people with physical and/or learning disabilities and/or ventilation needs). Responsible for clinical supervision of staff at Anne Cossar and Associates Ltd. Occupational Therapy and Case Management -Small caseload of work directly undertaken. Career Summary State Registered Occupational Therapist with 24 years experience working with children and adults with Physical Disabilities, Learning Disabilities and Profound and Multiple Needs. Experience of working for, or providing services to statutory authorities including the NHS, Local Authority Social Work and Education Departments. 10 Years experience as an independent Clinical Case Manager. Founding Director of Phoenix Therapy and Care Ltd. (In 2010 the company was acquired by Care-Tech Holdings PLC). Registered Manager of Phoenix Therapy and Care Ltd Nurse Agency and Care at Home service, regulated by the Care Commission. Competent expert witness with experience of reporting in complex case, engaging in professional consultations, meetings or experts and giving evidence in court in Scotland, England and Northern Ireland. Council Member ( ), Treasurer and Director ( ), Member of the Scottish Sub Group (2011-present) of the British Association of Brain Injury Case Managers; Director of Spinal Injuries Scotland ( ).

2 Career History: Occupational Therapist and Care Consultant present (Following the acquisition of Phoenix Therapy and Care Ltd by Care-Tech Holdings PLC in December 2010) Anne Cossar and Associates Ltd formed in 2012 Main roles: See Current Areas of Work (Page 1) Case Manager, Occupational Therapist and Clinical Director, Phoenix Therapy and Care Ltd Main roles: Clinical Case Management role: Evaluating clients care and rehabilitation needs, developing and implementing care and/or rehabilitation plans and risk assessments. Overseeing recruitment of case managers, therapists, nursing, care at home, support and/or domestic staff as appropriate to clients need. Identifying and implementing care package. Liaising with Health, Social Work, Educational, Vocational and Housing professionals, as required. Liaising with independent multidisciplinary professionals to benefit client care. Assessment and advice regarding provision of equipment/supplies and services to assist provision of care or enhance independence. Providing support to clients, their families and care teams. Manager of Registered Care at Home Service, registered by the Care Commission. Registration number CS First registered 2004; graded as very good following 2009/10 and 2010/11 inspection by the Care Commission in 2010, and, Manager of Registered Nurse Agency registered by the Care Commission. Registration number CS First registered 2004; graded as very good following 2009/10 and 2010/11 inspection by the Care Commission. General Management and development of the organisation, employing approximately 75 staff. Preparing medico legal reports, predominantly in catastrophic injury cases.

3 Occupational Therapist (private practitioner) and proprietor, Phoenix Occupational Therapy Service Providing Case Management and Occupational Therapy Assessment to a clients (children and adults), predominantly diagnosed with Spinal Injury, Head Injury, Cerebral Palsy. Undertaking Service Development Projects for Local Authorities and NHS Trusts. Past experience includes work relating to the inclusion of children with special needs in mainstream school and the transition of young people with special needs from children s services to adult services Head III Clinical Specialist Complex and Special Needs, Lothian University Hospitals NHS Trust. (This post was based at a school for children with profound and multiple disabilities including severe physical disability and challenging behaviour.) To assist the children to access the curriculum. To provide advice on promoting independence and safe care giving at home and in school Consultant with Jacqueline Webb and Company, Rehabilitation Cost Consultants Preparation of Medico Legal reports and associated work predominantly in catastrophic injury cases Associate with Case Management Services Ltd (in addition to NHS employment) Preparation of Medico Legal reports and associated work.

4 Head III Occupational Therapist (Paediatric and Learning Disability Sector), (full-time then part-time from 1996), East and Midlothian NHS Trust. Clinical lead for the Paediatric and Adult Learning Disability Service. Providing a service to clients in their own homes, in schools, hospital out patient facilities and adult day service facilities. Supported the closure of a NHS institution for adults with learning disability who moved to supported living accommodation in the community. Supported the local authority education department to implement their Inclusion Policy (inclusion of children with special needs into mainstream schools) Head IV Occupational Therapist, East and Midlothian NHS Trust. Clinical lead for the Paediatric Team, providing a service to clients in their own homes and in schools Senior I Paediatric Occupational Therapist, East and Midlothian NHS Trust. Community rehabilitation of children following discharge from hospital. Community support to children with physical disabilities, learning disabilities, profound and multiple needs outreaching into homes, special schools and mainstream schools Senior II Paediatric Occupational Therapist, Royal Hospital for Sick Children Assessment and rehabilitation of children following acute neurological trauma, neurosurgery, severe burns or plastic surgery. Outpatient support to children with physical disabilities Basic Grade Paediatric Occupational Therapist, Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Edinburgh Assessment and rehabilitation of children following acute neurological trauma, neurosurgery, severe burns or plastic surgery.

5 Professional Qualification, Registrations and memberships of Professional organisations Diploma in Occupational Therapy from Queens College Glasgow (obtained in 1990). Member of Health Professions Council (Number 18488). Member of the British Association of Occupational Therapist (Number ). OCR NVQ4 in Management Certificate of Completion of a Modern Apprenticeship in Management 2006 Member of the Scottish Sub Group (2011-present) of the British Association of Brain Injury Case Managers. Member of the Scottish Head Injury Forum Member of College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Section on Independent Practice.

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