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The challenge of service planning and development without adequate data: The case for orthotic services

EDDISON, Nicola, Scott, David A., Pankhurst, Christian and CHOCKALINGAM, Nachiappan (2022) The challenge of service planning and development without adequate data: The case for orthotic services. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice. ISSN 1356-1294

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The UK National Health Service (NHS) employs a group of 14 separate allied health professions. Prosthetics and orthotics are the smallest of these professions. Although small, orthotics is integral to many clinical care pathways and has shown to provide an essential impact on a range of clinical conditions in the health service priority lists. Previous reports acknowledged the lack of data on the UK prosthetic and orthotic workforce, appointment outcomes and cost and the service users accessing such services and thus the challenges that it poses for effective service delivery. There is still a paucity of relevant data or initiatives to support the service provision. The work within this paper has taken the first step to address this gap, presenting a summary of the information relating to appointments and costs, and provides a discussion on the implications of variations across the NHS orthotic services within England in terms of spend, staffing and skill mix for orthotic services and service users and the need for further data on service users and the UK prosthetic and orthotic workforce.

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Faculty: School of Life Sciences and Education > Sport and Exercise
Depositing User: Nachiappan CHOCKALINGAM
Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2022 16:53
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2023 14:04

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