Therapies on Thames works with a number of health care providers including private hospitals, GP practices, care agencies and care homes. We can provide one-off assessments and short or long-term treatment plans for patients in different settings. We also provide advice on training on how to improve quality of care and service delivery for our partners.
GPs & Local Commissioners
We provide a fast route access for assessment & therapy for your patients, with a focus on quality, assurance and accountability. We offer competitive services that can be bought in and we also compete for tenders. We have no waiting lists and provide evidence-based therapy approaches working as a multidisciplinary team.
We accept private referrals from GPs for patients who can ill afford to wait on lengthy NHS waiting lists for community therapy. Early intervention can help prevent your patients from being admitted to hospital.
Residential & Nursing Homes
We assess and treat patients residing at nursing or residential homes. We also provide training to management and staff to improve the quality of care for your residents. This training includes: falls prevention, posture and seating management, manual handling training, specialised equipment recommendation and communication and dysphagia (swallowing) management. We strive to help your home reach high standards set by Quality Commission Care (QCC) regulation.
We provide contracted Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech Therapy to private hospitals such as Circle Reading and Spire Dunedin. The benefits are:
For hospitals – we reduce the length of stay at hospitals making sure patients meet their target length of stay. This helps minimise the number of delayed discharges which cost the hospital money in blocked beds.
-Other benefits include: increased patient quality of care and satisfaction as we help plan their discharge home from hospital, reduced risk of post operative complications as we continue to support patients in the community.
We ensure your patients receive early intervention to help them make a fast and safe discharge home from hospital and a full recovery.
Delays in implementing therapy can lead to muscle deconditioning, joint stiffness and reducing confidence in mobilising that can lead to a higher risk of falls, chest infection and readmission to hospital. The supplementary input our team offers can promote independence and builds confidence.
The benefits for your patients include:
Physio and occupational therapy delivered in a patient’s own home – at their convenience
Fast discharge home- no need to wait for lengthy social support procedures
Early intervention- providing support and encouragement to optimise recovery
Monitoring- We are able to identify developing problems at an early stage minimising complications
No long waiting lists – We can see your patients at hospital and immediately after they are discharged home.
Lower risk of readmissions. We ensure your patients are safe and keep active at home during their recovery, minimising complications.
Case Managers and Solicitors
We have trained therapists to provide detailed assessments for claims and insurance purposes. Based on these results we provide a tailored therapy programme for a certain number of weeks including a review to monitor the client’s progress. We use a range of standardised outcome measures to evaluate progress and provide a report. We can communicate with local NHS service and GP as required.
Medico-legal reports We have therapists trained on medico-legal aspects and are registered member of Medico-Legal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists. We can provide medico-legal reports.
We provide assessments and treatment programmes for adults who are receiving regular care through private care agencies. We complete manual handling assessments, functional assessments, assessments for appropriate equipment and establish best fitted care plans for both patient and their carers. We also team up with care agencies to provide ongoing rehab at the clients’ home.