Janet Schmitt

Queen Elizabeth Foundation Neuro Rehabilitation Service

Janet brings over twenty years of experience and skills to QEF from a career path in rehabilitation encompassing clinical, academic and managerial roles.
As service manager for the Neuro Rehabilitation Service for QEF Janet brings a person-centred, problem solving, collaborative approach to the rehabilitation and treatment provision which takes place here.

Janet is passionate about neuro rehabilitation, and particularly enjoys working in an interdisciplinary manner. She believes strongly in the ethos that ‘the whole is greater than the sum of its parts’, and is proud to be working for QEF, which she feels offers a unique set of services to offer opportunities for people with neurological injury.

Janet’s publications include an article in the International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation (2012) entitled ‘Perceptions of Physiotherapy Students of a Person Centred Approach in Rehabilitation’ She also a contributed in the Neurology section of The Royal Marsden Manual of Clinical Nursing Procedures

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Bridging the gap – a 3 rd sector solution

Transitioning from NHS services can leave people feeling isolated and concerns clinicians faced with discharging patients at the “end of the pathway”. QEF work with local health partners to develop the Surrey Stroke Recovery Programme to bridge the gap for stroke survivors coming to the end of NHS commissioned stroke rehabilitation.  This seminar offers a 3 rd sector
perspective on achieving self-management.


  • Rosanne Tyas: Speaking at the European Neurological Convention

    Rosanne Tyas
    Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability

    Music Therapy has much to offer: An overview of the effects of music therapy across different domains in neuro-disability.

  • Dr Suzanne Balfour-Peers: Speaking at the European Neurological Convention

    Dr Suzanne Balfour-Peers
    King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

    Neuropsychological evaluation and formulation in acute stroke rehabilitation

  • Dr Anita Rose: Speaking at the European Neurological Convention

    Dr Anita Rose
    The Raphael Hospital

    Mental Health and Brain Injury: Promoting mental wellbeing

  • Dr Ines Violante: Speaking at the European Neurological Convention

    Dr Ines Violante
    University of Surrey

    Multimodal brain stimulation in brain injury

  • Ali Gibson: Speaking at the European Neurological Convention

    Ali Gibson
    Stoke Mandeville Spinal Research