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Working with NHS trusts

We recognise the pressures that NHS teams are under, our team provide flexible support to NHS trusts to ease this through immediate access to skilled OT professionals.

Find out how we can help

Why use The OT Practice?

We understand the importance of prompt, reliable and high quality care when it comes to choosing occupational therapists to deliver NHS trust services.

  • An office-based account manager who is also an experienced OT, as a single point of contact for our NHS clients
  • A simple, transparent fixed-fee structure with reductions for volume referrals
  • The largest nationwide network of private occupational therapists in the UK, all with at least five years' post-qualification experience covering all clinical specialisms
  • A strict selection, interview and registration process for OT Practice therapists to guarantee only the highest standard of care
  • Specialist adult and paediatric client management and therapy teams
  • Robust timescales for the delivery of our assessment and report services
  • A secure project management system, with client access allowing you to monitor progress and performance
  • Encrypted email systems for secure data exchange
  • Professional, comprehensive but jargon-free reports are thoroughly quality-checked before delivery

Your projects

We appreciate the importance of a bespoke service that fits seamlessly with your other deliverables and work schedules, and so we have no one-size-fits-all packages. All our quotations and Statements of Work are tailored to your individual requirements.

With your approval, our dedicated in-house team will provide management and administrative support to ensure the project is delivered on time and in budget.

OT Practice Kids

OT Practice Kids provides expert children's occupational therapy through a nationwide network of skilled paediatric therapists. We can provide assessments and treatment programmes to children in your clinics, their home or school.

Services

Waiting list clearance

We help local authorities throughout the UK clear both adult and child waiting lists, allowing cost savings without compromising quality of service through a combination of home and clinic-based assessments.

Whether you would be making bulk or batch referrals, we recognise the diversity of local authority requirements and develop an individually tailored package to deliver exactly what you require.

Staff training

Our team can deliver bespoke training courses including adaptations, moving & handing, seating and assistive technology, including appraisals and supervision.

These may range from lunchtime "refresher" sessions to comprehensive courses over several days.

Service outsourcing

If you are looking to outsource a branch of your occupational therapy services - from falls prevention to cardiac rehabilitation - we would be pleased to discuss this in detail with you.

Winter pressure teams

Our large network supports NHS trusts during periods of additional pressure, whether these arise from seasonal variations in demand or staff shortages, providing cover for one-off days or even for weeks or months at a time.

Our approach to working with NHS trusts

We are proud to have worked with the NHS on a variety of projects over the years and have a in-depth understanding of the service and the continual demands made upon it. Through our experience we have a knowledge of likely requirements and are able to easily tailor our service in-line with specific project needs. The foundation of our service is built on three core elements we believe are critical to delivering exceptional service to the NHS, whatever the project.

Our management team

From the point of initial enquiry, you will have an experienced, office based account manager as a single point of contact always available by phone or email, who will manage the project throughout to ensure the quality, consistency and timeliness of our service delivery.

Our processes & systems

NHS projects can involve large numbers of cases so it is imperative we have the systems and processes in place to ensure quality and attention to detail is never sacrificed. We achieve this by having robust processes we have developed and refine, including sophisticated bespoke systems that provide the logistical foundation to The OT Practice's operations.

Our nationwide team of therapists

We have the largest team of private OT’s in the UK and all passed a strict selection, interview & registration process to ensure we only have the best therapists on our team. Clinical skills and experience are essential, but to become an OT Practice therapist our team members must demonstrate a track record of professionalism and the right attitude to customer service, as well as having an energetic and innovative approach.

Can we help?

Call our client managers on 0330 024 9910
Or email [email protected]

Some companies & organisations we have worked with

Bracknell Forest Council
Guildford Borough Council
Leicestershire County Council
Papworth Trust
Runnymede Borough Council
Plymouth City Council
Waverley Borough Council
Mole Valley District Council

Can we help?

Call our client managers on 0330 024 9910
Or email [email protected]

Commonly asked questions by NHS trusts

Can you clear NHS waiting lists?

Yes, waiting list clearance is among the most commonly requested services from our NHS clients. Our project management and clinical teams work together to deliver your projects on time and in budget.

Can you provide full or part-time cover for our own occupational therapy staff?

We often cover for NHS teams during periods when internal staff numbers are depleted or over-stretched, and would be pleased to discuss your circumstances with a view to providing the cover you need.

How do you manage large outsourcing projects?

Each project has a dedicated OT Practice project manager who is responsible for the smooth running and timely delivery. They are office based allowing them to be on the end of the telephone or email for any day to day queries. We have staged project monitoring meetings with the client and provide progress reports at pre agreed intervals. In addition all our projects are managed through our online and bespoke project management software that allowing the client access to monitor real live progress whenever they wish

How many OT's do you allocate to a project?

Depending on the client's timeframes and the volume of work to be delivered we will allocate the number of OT's required to ensure the project is delivered on time.

What on going communication do we have during a project?

Your dedicated project manager is on the end of the telephone and email for any day to day queries that you may have. On larger projects we also set review meetings either weekly or monthly and provide project progress reports. In addition to this our projects are managed via an on line project management system that you will have access to allowing you to review progress in real time.