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Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Please find information on our services and visiting restrictions in our COVID-19 section.

Patients and visitors must wear a face covering in our hospitals.

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Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy enables patients to make the greatest use of their skills, in order to regain their independence and enhance their quality of life.

An important part of rehabilitation after illness is the teaching of new or adapted skills to patients to prepare them for discharge from hospital

Working within OUH

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

Occupational Therapy rotation schemes

There are currently two well-developed and popular rotation schemes: Band 5 rotation for junior staff and a Band 6 scheme. The rotation schemes cover all the Trust sites and NHS Oxfordshire facilities in the community.

Undergraduate education

Occupational Therapy 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.

Work experience

Please visit our 'Work experience' page for information about applying for work experience. For clinical work placement requests please email

Find us and contact us

John Radcliffe Hospital

Churchill Hospital

  • Main Department
    Tel: 01865 235406 (answerphone)

Horton General Hospital

  • Main Department
    Tel: 01295 229129 (answerphone only)