Recovery, rehabilitation and reablement
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
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
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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