Ms Anna Cawdry is a Senior Occupational Therapist based in North Yorkshire.
She has over 25 years’ experience as an Occupational Therapist working in the field of physical disability across the NHS, local authority and the independent sector.
As a local authority Occupational Therapist, Anna’s work involves the assessment of adults and children with a very wide variety of disabilities within their home environment. This work includes the recommendation for specialised equipment and major housing adaptations; manual handling assessments and training for both families and statutory carers.
As an Occupational Therapist working in the NHS, Anna has worked in rehabilitation settings, Acute Medical/Surgical Wards, Specialist Stroke Units and in intermediate care settings.
Whilst working in intermediate care settings, Anna was responsible for assessing the care needs of clients with acute onset of conditions who were treated at home by a multi-disciplinary team to avoid hospital admission. Anna liaised with the Care Workers and set up care plans to enable the careers to support the clients to remain in their home environments. As an Occupational Therapist, Anna was able to link these care plans to the rehabilitation goals of the client
Since 2014, Anna has undertaken Expert Witness work and has written over 150 medico legal reports dealing with issues of quantum. She has attended numerous case conferences, prepared joint statements and giving oral evidence in Court including the provision of concurrent evidence or “hot tubbing”.
She undertakes both Claimant and Defendant instructions, with a proportion of approximately 80% claimant work to 20% defendant instructions. Anna also undertakes instructions on a joint instruction basis. Anna is an APIL, EWI listed Expert and she is on the UK Register of Expert Witnesses
Anna has attended further training with Professional Solutions on “Court Room Skills” and “Writing Expert Reports - Advanced” and training with Bond Solon on “Experts Meetings”.