WHO ARE HARRISON ASSOCIATES
Founded by Jan Harrison in 1985, Harrison Associates works predominantly with people who have had life-changing injuries. With more than four decades of expertise in the statutory, voluntary and independent sectors, we’re widely acknowledged as one of the leading rehabilitation consultancies. We are the company of choice for associates, customers and service-users.
We aim to be the first choice of solicitors, insurance companies and individuals requiring high-quality expert witness, case management and rehabilitation services and to be the company of choice for those wishing to work in these services.
Based at our London office are clinical and support staff with a wide range of skills, who work with more than 50 associates in various roles across the UK. In 2015, the company celebrated its 30th anniversary with an office move and new branding.
What we do for our clients
Our team includes occupational therapists, nurses, social workers, speech and language therapists and physiotherapists with experience of complex orthopaedic injury, brain injury, spinal cord injury, and children, in acute and community settings.
We specialise in expert witness, case management, home care and rehabilitation services. We provide cost-effective assessments and recommendations, and proactively support an individual’s recovery and quality of life.
We believe strongly in communicating effectively with all relevant parties. We work to develop positive therapeutic relationships with our clients, enabling them to be involved in decisions about their own programmes and to be as independent as their situation allows.
We ensure that we comply with all agreed standards and timeframes, and that the work we undertake reaches the highest standard.
We achieve positive outcomes by continual quality reviews, careful recruitment and intensive, industry-leading training. Our associates and staff feel valued as part of a team, and we actively develop their expertise. We also help create and maintain standards throughout our industry.
In 2016, Harrison Associates were delighted to be re accredited by the Commission for Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) for a further three years until May 2019. CARF is an internationally recognised organisation that assesses the robustness of both a business's structure and its clinical services with the client at the heart of its processes.
Jan Harrison worked for many years as an occupational therapist in the NHS and abroad, particularly at the National Hospital for Neurology, ending her tenure as lead professional adviser. She is director and owner of Harrison Associates. Jan has served as a nationally elected member of the council of the College of Occupational Therapists and founded the National Association of Neurological Occupational Therapists (NANOT). She is a past chair of OTs in Independent Practice (now COTSSIP) and founded their Medico-legal Forum. A past director of the Case Management Society UK (CMSUK), she chaired their Standards, Research and Education committee for 13 years and founded and co-ordinated a joint working party with CMSUK, BABICM and VRA to achieve accreditation for case managers. She has been preparing reports as an expert witness since 1985 and still maintains her own caseload as a case manager.