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OZC - Specialist Rehab after Brain Injury

Our mission is to improve the lives of people with brain injury.

Our clinical work is characterised by a focus on an understanding of identity.

We provide high quality outpatient assessment and rehabilitation for individuals recovering from brain injury.

Our holistic and intensive assessment and therapy programme guides individuals toward understanding how their brain injury and its consequences have caused disruption to personal identity and their ability to participate in society in the ways that they want to.

- often clients are asking the question "who am I now?"

We collaborate with individuals and their familieis to address cognitive, social emotional vocational and physical problems caused by brain injury

Our ultimate aim is to promote the maximum level of :

∑ understanding the consequences of brain injury

∑ productive and meaningful activity

In partnership with clients, families and other services and through our links with the University of Cambridge Dept of Psychiatry, Clinical Neurosciences, Medical Research Council and the NHS Research & Development Initiatives such as CLAHRC-East, ABIRA, NIHR-HTC, we seek to continually learn from our clients, apply the latest research findings, evaluate our service and investigate ways to improve neuropsychological rehabilitation.

The Oliver Zangwill Centre for Neuropsychological Rehabilitation (OZC) is part of Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust.


May 2015

OZC will be exhibiting at the Headfirst Conference on Thursday 14th May, if you are attending come by the stand and say hello!

Cambridgeshire brain rehabilitation centre work could be replicated - in Iran
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Another great book from the team at OZC -



April 2015

Congratulations to Barbara Jill and Fi, their book has been shortlisted for the British Psychological Society popular science book award


The new book featuring vignettes from OZC

Life After Brain Injury: Survivors' Stories was published early in 2014.

Congratulations to Barbara, Jill and Fi and all the clients for the work that this represents!

"Presenting practical approaches to help survivors of brain injury achieve functionally relevant and meaningful goals, Life After Brain Injury: Survivorsí Stories will help all those working in rehabilitation understand the principles involved in holistic brain injury rehabilitation and how these principles, combined with theory and models, translate into clinical practice"


Donna Malley and Doreen Rowland (Eds) (2013) Acquired Brain Injury - A guide for occupational therapists. College of Occupational Therapists.

This publication has been developed as a practical resource for occupational therapists working with adults with acquired brain injury. It supports the implementation of two national documents which aim to improve the delivery of acquired brain injury rehabilitation services - the Rehabilitation following acquired brain injury: national clinical guidelines (RCP/BSRM 2003) and the National Service Framework for long-term conditions (DH 2005). By highlighting the key implications for occupational therapists, this publication will guide clinical reasoning and decision-making while supporting safe and effective practice, and enable occupational therapists to critically review their own personal contribution and identify service and individual development needs. It may also be of interest to people with brain injury, their family/carers, commissioners, and other health and social care professionals.

It is available to download now for COT members via:

The publication was officially launched at the national COT Conference Glasgow on 19th June 2013.

It was developed by the College of OT Specialist Section Neurological Practice Brain Injury Forum committee of which Donna is a member.


Our previous book published by Cambridge University Press is

"Theory, Models, Therapy and Outcomes in Neuropsychological Rehabilitation" by Wilson Evans Gracey and Bateman

07 May 2015