The Cambridge Centre for Paediatric Neuropsychological Rehabilitation (CCPNR) offers specialist assessment and neuropsychological rehabilitation for children with an acquired, non-progressive brain injury as a result of an accident, injury, illness or other condition.

How this service can help you

We see children and young people with an an acquired brain injury up to the age of 16 (or 19 if they are still in education). They may struggle with memory, concentration, speech, emotion, behaviour, learning, friendships etc.

Our out-patient, community-based specialist team is trained to support children and families, including adjustment to the consequences of brain injury. We:

  • adapt what we do to meet every child's specific needs to help them achieve the goals that are most important to them
  • provide a specialist assessment of learning, communication, social, practical and thinking skills
  • help everyone to understand the often confusing changes that can occur after brain injury
  • are available to school staff and others, to support children and young people in managing specific challenges
  • provide the vital link between hospitals or specialist in-patient rehabilitation centres and community and school support services
  • recommend how to practice specific thinking skills and strategies for managing tasks or activities
  • provide training packages
  • aim to help everyone to make the most of their own skills and resources

Facilities available

Our clinic is based at Brookside Clinic, 18D Trumpington Road, Cambridge, CB2 8AH. There is a free car park on site.

We provide support and treatment any time after discharge from hospital, either at our clinic, at home or at school, wherever most appropriate.

Families can expect to spend an entire day at Brookside Clinic for the initial assessment appointment. Further detailed assessment requires a further three days at Brookside Clinic.

We can refund transport costs for families who receive Family Income Support or Working Families Tax Credit. Interpreters are available if needed.

How do I access this service?

We become involved with children who have sustained an acquired brain injury after a referral from, for example, the doctor or professional at the hospital, a GP or social worker. We accept referrals from NHS organisations and other sources, including GPs, medical professionals, primary care and community teams, case managers and solicitors via personal injury claims.

Referrals from outside NHS Cambridgeshire must secure approval from the relevant exceptional cases panel.

Please contact us about specific needs and circumstances.

Where is it?

Cambridge Centre for Paediatric Neuropsychological Rehabilitation (CCPNR), Brookside Clinic,18D Trumpington Road, Cambridge, CB2 8AH


Contact the service

Service Manager: Carol Toner
Clinical Lead: Dr Aafke Ninteman (clinical psychologist)

T 01223 465212
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Who provides the service?

CCPNR is part of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT) Children's Division and is a unique partnership between CPFT, Cambridgeshire Community Services and the renowned Oliver Zangwill Centre.

Who is this service for?

We accept referrals for children and young people aged between 4-19 years old who have sustained a brain injury after birth. Young people aged between 16 to 19 years old must be in some form of education at the time of referral. This includes an acquired brain injury as a result of disease, stroke, tumour, accident or other cause. 


Further information

The page was last updated on 03 January 2018 by aji.kuriakose.

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
Elizabeth House, Fulbourn Hospital
Cambridge, CB21 5EF

T 01223 219400 (open 8:30am to 5pm)
F 01480 398501

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