Dr Shai Betteridge, Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist at St George’s Hospital, has received the Practitioner of the Year Award from the Division of Neuropsychology – a division of the British Psychological Society.

Dr Betteridge is ‎Head of Clinical Neuropsychology and Clinical Health Psychology Department, managing adult psychology services across the Trust.

Nominating Dr Betteridge for the award, Professor Barbara Wilson of The Oliver Zangwill Centre in Ely, Cambridgeshire noted that Dr Betteridge’s neuropsychological rehabilitation model (Empowerment Behavioural Management Approach) is “a novel client-centred neurorehabilitation method which has proved to be highly successful in managing complex problems treated in the community.

“Her book chapter on The Empowerment Behavioural Management Approach (EBMA) is one of the sources that [our] staff use when faced with clients presenting with difficult behaviour problems. Dr Betteridge is the person mainly responsible for this creative and eminently practical approach”.

Dr Betteridge commented “It is a huge honour to have received this award, yet I can’t solely take the credit – it is down to the dedicated and committed work of our multidisciplinary teams.

“The Trust has really supported us with our innovative work via the day patient programme delivered as part of the Wolfson Outpatient Cognitive Rehabilitation Service (WOCRS) and listened to our patients’ needs. Our rehabilitation model has both improved the quality of our service, the flow of patients from hospital to recovering at home, as well as improving the whole of the patient experience.”

Congratulations to Dr Betteridge.