Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Physiotherapy

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Physiotherapy is a healthcare profession that works with people to identify and maximise their ability to move and function. Functional movement is a key part of what it means to be healthy. This means that physiotherapy plays a key role in enabling people to improve their health, wellbeing and quality of life.

We provide services across the majority of Oxford University Hospital departments. We also provide outpatient musculoskeletal services for patients referred by GPs on behalf of NHS Oxfordshire. These are found at East Oxford Health Centre, Horton General and Brackley Cottage Hospitals.

The OUH is fortunate in having specialist physiotherapists in a wide number of fields working at the leading edge of development. We have close links with the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and are actively involved with teaching both undergraduate and postgraduate students.

e-Referral

You cannot currently use e-Referral to make routine and urgent outpatient appointments for Physiotherapy Services at Oxford University Hospitals.

Please speak to your GP if you require a referral for outpatient Physiotherapy.

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Working within the OUH

The Physiotherapy team works in an integrated therapy service with colleagues in Occupational Therapy.

Physiotherapy rotation schemes

There are currently four well-developed and popular rotation schemes: Band 5 rotation for junior staff and three Band 6 schemes, covering musculoskeletal, neurological and respiratory / acute specialties. The rotation schemes cover all the Trust sites and NHS Oxfordshire facilities in the community.

Undergraduate education

Physiotherapy undergraduate education is provided locally by Oxford Brookes University within the School of Health Care studies. Clinical placements are provided across all sites and specialties, both for Brookes' students and those from Coventry University. Future plans at Oxford Brookes include a range of postgraduate opportunities at all levels.

Work experience

Please visit our 'Work experience' page for information about applying for work experience. For clinical work placement requests please email recruitmentandcareers@ouh.nhs.uk

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Staff

Find us and contact us

John Radcliffe Hospital

  • Main Department
    Tel: 01865 221540
    Fax: 01865 221353
    Email: Physiotherapy-JR@ouh.nhs.uk
  • Women's and Men's Health Team
    Tel: 01865 235383
    Fax: 01865 235905
    Email: Physiotherapy-WomensHealth@ouh.nhs.uk
  • Children’s Hospital Physiotherapy
    Tel : 01865 231977
  • Hand Therapy
    Tel : 01865 231181
  • Neuroscience and Vestibular Rehabilitation (answerphone)
    Tel : 01865 234583
  • Physiotherapy Trauma Outpatients
    Tel : 01865 221540

Churchill Hospital

  • Main Department
    Tel: 01865 235391 (answerphone only)
    Fax: 01865 235905

Horton General Hospital

  • Outpatient Department
    Tel: 01295 229432
    Fax: 01295 229437
  • Rowan Ward Physiotherapy
    Tel: 01295 229583

East Oxford

  • East Oxford Health Centre
    Outpatient Physiotherapy Department
    Tel: 01865 264970

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Resources

Links

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