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Recovery, rehabilitation and reablement

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Working in partnership with Col John Etherington, National Clinical Director for Rehabilitation and Recovery in the Community and Shelagh Morris, Acting Chief Allied Health Professions Officer, NHS Improving Quality has supported NHS England in developing its programme of work to improve rehabilitation services.   

This builds on an earlier review of adult rehabilitation services by NHS England which found that, while there are areas of good practice, there is variation in service provision and a lack of understanding amongst referrers, clinicians and people using the services of what is actually available to them.  

NHS Improving Quality undertook a scoping exercise of rehabilitation services, which included:

  • Identification of the different practice models illustrated through case studies looking at integrated models of adult rehabilitation service provision 
  • A high level baseline mapping exercise of the current availability of adult rehabilitation services across England.

NHS Improving Quality also assisted in capturing the views from key stakeholders by supporting and facilitating a series of stakeholder engagement events hosted by NHS England.These events aimed to develop and agree principles and expectations to underpin high quality rehabilitation services.

The work undertaken by NHS Improving Quality will inform NHS England's ongoing work programme to improve rehabilitation services across England. 

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