Improving Rehabilitation Services: a community of practice
This webpage is a resource for readers who wish to (1) harness a diversity of expertise and advice to support improvement of rehabilitation; (2) ensure that the impact, value and contribution of rehabilitation informs strategic planning including Sustainable transformation Plans
The resources contained or linked to in this page include what has been learned, achieved and produced by the ‘Improving Rehabilitation* Services Community of Practice’ (IRSCOP) plus resources that participants have found useful. It is hoped that interested readers will take these forward and build upon them.
The NHS Clinical Soft Intelligence Service (NHSCSI) was commissioned by the Chief Allied Health Professions Officer, NHS England to support the IRSCOP over four years up to the end of July 2016. This multi-sector, multi professional group was used to share intelligence and learning concerning the opportunities and challenges of providing and commissioning good rehabilitation. NHSCSI wishes to thank everyone who contributed to the commissioned project.
This web-based resource remains open to anyone with an interest in improving rehabilitation services and it is hoped that both the body of work built by the IRSCOP and that the connections made will be built upon as those passionate about rehabilitation continue to exercise their potential to make a difference.
A final report produced by NHSCSI describing the breadth, contribution and detail of the original project and detailing the resources available can be found here: [link to] Improving Rehabilitation Service Community of Practice: Networking for sustainable improvement in rehabilitation
In order to communicate and share documents, the Community of Practice also used an open forum on NHS Networks, which anyone can still view and use. Please note, from 1 August 2016, NHSCSI are no longer moderating or adding products to this webpage or forum.
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* ‘Rehabilitation is a personalised, interactive and collaborative process, reflecting the whole person. It enables an individual to maximise their potential to live a full and active life within their family, social networks, education/training and the workplace where appropriate.