Jane Schofield

Research AHP

Email: Jane.Schofield@bthft.nhs.uk 
Twitter: @JaneSchof 

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Jane joined the YQSR team in May 2021 as a Research AHP. She had previously worked for Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust from 2003 until March 2023, as a Children’s Physiotherapist and also job-sharing as Service Co-ordinator during most of that time. Jane’s main areas of clinical interest have been children and young people with complex disabilities and health needs, SEND (special educational needs and disabilities) and children’s safeguarding.

Jane completed an MSc in Leadership, Management and Change in Health and Social Care at the University of Bradford in 2014, and a PG Cert in Health Research at the University of Leeds in 2018. Jane has previously worked as a clinician in the NHS in Sheffield and Rotherham, and with development organisations in India and Nepal. Jane was a resource trainer on the Disability in Development course for Voluntary Service Overseas from 2003 – 2007. Jane is HCPC registered, and a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy. She has presented posters / papers at CSP conferences, and also at the World Congress of Physiotherapy in 2003.

Research interests

Jane has worked as a Research AHP on the PACT study about the transition home from hospital of patients aged over 75. She recently contributed towards a literature scoping review about the benefits for health care staff of taking part in applied health research. She is involved with information gathering for the Supporting Safer Care at Home theme, and is also part of the team recruiting patients in the NG-Sure study.

Recent Publications

Moore,S and Schofield,J  Transitions of care: helping older people to return home from hospital. Transitions of care: helping older people to return home from hospital [Internet]. Nursing Times. 2022. Available from: https://www.nursingtimes.net/clinical-archive/patient-safety/transitions-of-care-helping-older-people-to-return-home-from-hospital-05-09-2022/

Schofield J. Education, Health and Care Plans – the Context, Progress and Practicalities. APCP Journal. [online] 2015; 6 no.2.

Schofield J.  Education, Health and Care Plans – practical guidelines and recommendations. Association of Paediatric Chartered Physiotherapists (APCP) website article. 2014

Schofield J. Education, Health and Care Plans: A Strategy for Implementation for Children and Young People with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.  MSc Dissertation, University of Bradford. 2014

Schofield J.  ‘WCPT Barcelona – some reflections.’ ADAPT (Chartered Physiotherapists in International Health and Development) newsletter. 2003 September 2003 no. 5, p3.

Schofield J.  An overview of the current status and future trends of Community Based Rehabilitation in Nepal.  Asia Pacific Disability Rehabilitation Journal. [online]. 1999 10

Schofield J. The In-patient Physiotherapy Service at Western Regional Hospital Pokhara, Related to Health Care in Nepal. Physiotherapy. 1992 78, 582-588


‘Working as a Research AHP’ Bradford District and Craven Allied Health Professions Conference, 2023

‘The implementation of physiotherapy programmes in a secondary special school – a service evaluation’ Poster at Chartered Society of Physiotherapy National Congress, 2019

‘Working in Nepal, and some ‘before and after ‘kuraharu’’. Presentation to Northern Network of International Rehabilitation, Leeds, UK, 2018

‘Implementing the new system of Education, Health and Care Plans by Paediatric Physiotherapists: an ongoing change process.’ Poster at Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Congress, 2015

‘Using the internet to help people with disability, and those working with them – a case study’,2003

‘‘The mutated physiotherapist’ – experiences of working in a developing country.’

‘Community Approaches to Handicap in Development (CAHD) – a new strategy for meeting the needs of disabled people and their carers.’

All presented (orally) at the World Congress of Physical Therapy (WCPT), Barcelona, Spain, and developed as poster presentations for the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Congress, Birmingham, UK.

‘Let’s work together.’ presented at International Special Education Congress (ISEC), Manchester, UK, 2000