Heather Roche

  • Amputations

  • Audiology

  • Birth Injury/Development Injury

  • Brain Injury

  • Burns Management

  • Cancer Care

  • Cardiology

  • Cauda Equina

  • Cerebral Palsy

  • Chronic Pain Management

  • Complex Health Care

  • Continuing Health Care

  • Dementia

  • Deprivation of Liberty (DOLS)

  • Elderly Care

  • End of Life Care

  • Epilepsy

  • Equipment Supply

  • Falls

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Hand and Upper Limb Injury

  • Huntington's Disease

  • Industrial Diseases

  • Long Term/Chronic/Life Limiting Conditions

  • Loss of Service

  • Major Trauma

  • Manual Handling

  • Mental Capacity Act

  • Mental Health

  • Minor Injuries/Walk in Centres

  • Nasogastric Feeding

  • Neuro Medicine

  • Neurosurgical Nursing Care

  • Occupational Therapist

  • Occupational Therapy & Reablement

  • Oncology

  • Orthopaedics

  • Paediatrics

  • Pain Management

  • Palliative Care/End of Life

  • Parkinson's Disease

  • Quantum Reports

  • Rehabilitation

  • Respiratory Disease

  • Rheumatology

  • Safeguarding Adults

  • Spinal Injury

  • Stoma Care

  • Stroke

  • Tissue Viability

Heather qualified as an Occupational Therapist from West Midlands School of Occupational Therapy with a Diploma in 1990 and gaining the BSc (Hons) in Health Sciences in 1991. In 1994 Heather gained a certificate in Supervisory Management and a Diploma in Management in 1997 from the University of Leicester. In 2001 Heather gained an MA in Health Care Law and in 2012 an MSc in Advanced Occupational Therapy practice.

Heather has extensive clinical practice in both Paediatrics and Adult Care. Heather began working in paediatrics in a rotational post in 1991, this was a joint NHS and local authority post for children and young adults with learning difficulties. Thus combining group work and equipment/adaptation provision into one post. Over her career Heather has continued to work and develop her skills in the field of Paediatrics in Social Service posts.

Heather has had more traditional roles in medicine/surgery, orthopaedics and rehabilitation, but also specialist roles in hands, spinal and neurology. Heather has worked on both acute stroke and stroke rehabilitation wards, and on community stroke teams. Heather has also worked on a Rehabilitation ward for brain injury, that covered major trauma for patients from the Midlands and Wales. Heather is adept at cognitive assessment and how this deficit can be managed in the community.

Able to provide opinion on Quantum to recommend specific occupational therapy treatment and/or prepare care/rehabilitation reports following alleged or proven clinical negligence or personal injury.




  • Screening Reports

  • Liability Reports

  • Quantum Reports

  • Loss of Service

Ages Covered

Occupational Therapist
  • Adults 25+

  • Young Adults 18-25

  • Adolescents 12-18

  • Children 5-11

  • Pre School 1-4

  • Babies 0-1

  • Prenatal