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Working with Solicitors

Our extensive nationwide team provide assessments and reports for both adults and children. Whether you are looking for a tribunal report or advice on your clients rehabilitation needs our professional, clinical team can help.

Find out how we can help

Why use The OT Practice?

We understand the importance of convenience, reliability and quality when sourcing occupational therapists for your clients. We deliver this through:

  • An office-based client manager who is also an experienced OT, as a single point of contact to manage your referrals and ongoing cases
  • Simple, transparent, fixed fees which are inclusive of travel costs
  • A timely service, with no waiting lists
  • A straightforward online quotation and referral system
  • The largest nationwide network of private occupational therapists in the UK, ensuring we are able to provide expert therapists covering all clinical specialisms who are also local to your clients
  • A strict selection, interview and registration process for OT Practice therapists to guarantee only the highest standard of care
  • Clear timescales for delivery of assessment and report services, allowing us to see clients within seven days of referral
  • Monthly progress reports for ongoing interventions at no additional cost
  • Specialist adult and paediatric client management and therapy teams
  • Reports that are always quality-assured by our client manager before delivery

OT Practice Kids

OT Practice Kids provides expert children's occupational therapy through a nationwide network of skilled paediatric therapists. We provide assessments and treatment to children at home or school, working with parents, schools, local education authorities and case managers to deliver tailored services to each child. Your call will be answered by our in-house paediatric client manager, who has more than two decades' experience working with children as a senior OT and will support you throughout your involvement with us.

Services

Tribunal assessments & reports

Assessments and reports for educational tribunals, either scheduled or at short-notice, are a key service that we provide to LEAs throughout the UK. Our reports are independent, comprehensive and jargon-free, with the the educational needs of the individual child at their centre.

Rehabilitation assessments

Covering all areas of occupational therapy, we provide rehabilitation assessments and reports detailing the clinical needs of a client in order to secure access to treatment programmes.

Treatment packages

We deliver one-to-one treatment sessions into your client's own home, normally in packages of eight sessions designed to achieve realistic, practical milestones towards restoring independence.

Our approach to working with solicitors

Through working with solicitors for many years we have gained a thorough knowledge of their specific needs and have tailored our services to match. There are three core elements we believe are critical to delivering exceptional service to solicitors.

Our client managers

From your initial enquiry to discharge you will have an experienced, office based OT as your point of contact to manage your cases and ensure quality, consistency and timeliness. Firstly they will aim to fully understand the needs for each referral and recommend how to proceed base on sound clinical knowledge, working with you to select the most appropriate OT in our team to provide an assessment and care.

Our processes & systems

We manage many cases at any one time and have hundreds of OTs working in the community so ensuring every case runs smoothly requires dependable processes and systems. We have refined our processes and invested in bespoke systems to provide the foundation to The OT Practice operations, always ensuring the experience for our clients is enhanced not encumbered by any processes or systems we use.

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

HCML
Bush & Company Rehabilitation
CCMS
Proclaim Care
Family Focused Case Management
Viavi
Tania Brown
Papworth Trust

Next steps

Initial consultation

The referrals we receive from solicitors vary widely, especially in respect of the specialist area of occupational therapy required and the complexity of input they demand. If you would like to make a referral or enquiry then one of our client managers, who will be an experienced therapist themselves, can discuss the circumstances with you, to establish the right therapist from our team based on your client’s clinical needs and geographical location.

Quote

Once your client manager has established the needs of your client they will send you a detailed written quote by email, explaining what action is required and a quoting a fixed fee inclusive of travel costs. Rates for ongoing work that may be recommended in the future will also be included to provide you with a full picture of likely costs going forward.

Referral

Once you have had time to consider the options and costs, and if you would like to proceed, the next step would be our online referral form. Of course, if you would like guidance on completing the form, or if you have any other questions at that time, our client manager will always be available to assist.

Assessment

Completed in your client's own home, we would arrange to visit on a day and time that suits them to complete our collaborative assessment process. The aim is to identify areas of difficulty, provide immediate initial advice where possible, and gather the information needed to highlight risks and inform our recommendations. You would then receive a detailed written report, reviewed and delivered by our client manager.

Report & recommendations

Our reports are professional, concise and jargon-free. We provide a clinical analysis of our observations and any professional judgements made, highlighting risks and making clear recommendations for addressing them in the context of the client's individual goals. Where additional intervention is recommended, this is clearly costed and followed up with a detailed quotation to ensure you are able to come to an informed decision.

Treatment & interventions

Our treatment packages are typically delivered in blocks of eight, which allows for a review or rest period between treatments if needed. We set initial goals which are reviewed towards the end of the sessions, allowing us to revise our plan and goals if necessary. We only recommend treatment for as long as we feel clinically necessary, our aim being to make your client independent of us rather than dependent upon us. If ongoing professional support is needed for more complex recommendations then these will be fully quoted in advance for you to approve, and monthly progress reports provided at no extra cost.

Supplier agreements

If your team are likely to make multiple referrals then we would be happy to discuss how you might benefit from a more structured Service Level Agreement and to establish if there is any scope for volume discounts.

Can we help?

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

Commonly asked questions by solicitors

How do you recruit and vet your team?

All our OTs are subject to a rigorous interview and selection process prior to joining us. We require a minimum of five years post-qualifying experience as well as membership of The College of Occupational Therapists. We hold copies of all relevant documentation, including DBS, HCPC and professional body registration certificates.

Find out more about our therapists and how we maintain the quality of our team.

Which geographical areas do you cover?

We have a large team of therapists covering the whole of the UK. In the unlikely event that we cannot source the right OT for your client from our own pool of professionals, we offer a free Therapist Finding Service that will use our extensive professional network to locate one for you.

Find out more about the locations we cover and how our OT’s can help.

What quality assurance procedures do you have in place?

We have invested heavily in ensuring that a quality service is delivered to clients throughout our involvement with them. Our office-based client managers are themselves experienced OTs and are there to ensure consistency across the range of the services we provide, include quality-checking of every report we deliver.

Find out more about our therapists and how we maintain the quality of our team.

Do you provide tribunal assessments and reports?

Yes, we regularly provide tribunal reports at short notice and can attend hearings as needed.

Find out more about our paediatric service and how our OT’s can help.