Maggie Sargent is a Registered General Nurse and trained at St Thomas’s Hospital, London. She has over 30 years of experience of caring for patients both in hospitals and within the community.
Maggie is Nursing Adviser on the advisory board for Headway National and is a life member. She is also an advanced member of BABICM for clients who have suffered traumatic brain injury and was also a director on the board of CMS UK from 2002 to 2004. She holds a current People Handling and Risk Assessment Trainer’s certificate.
In 2004 Maggie published a paper at The European Brain Injury Symposium at the Vatican on caring for clients in the community with PVS and has published other papers on costs of care in the community. She was an invited speaker on case management at the ‘Fifth World Congress for NeuroRehabilitation’, which took place in Rio de Janeiro in September 2008, and also at the PEOPIL Conference, which took place in Malta in June 2009, and was chosen to contribute a chapter on care and case management in the recently published APIL Guide to Catastrophic Injury Claims. I also presented at the European Neuro-Convention. I was invited to present at The International Brain Injury Association World Congress in New Orleans in March 2017 the largest international conference on the subject of brain injury – and in September 2017 I was asked to be Honorary Chair of the Nursing Section at BIT’s 4th Annual World Congress of Orthopaedics in China.
Maggie is currently a director of a national care consultancy and case management company, which offers case management services for clients with profound disability. In 1997 she established a local nursing service for the community funded by charitable donations, which provides nursing care within a patient’s home. In 2011 she established the Oxford Group of The Silver Lining Charity providing social opportunities and challenges for clients with brain injury, which has a client group of 20-to-30 service users at present. She also lecture’s at seminars across the country on costs of care both in the public and private sectors.