Community of Practice

  • 24 August 2020 - 1:23PM
    All of us will have experienced the scale and pace at which we’ve had to make changes in our own practice and to service delivery models over the past few months and will continue to do so as we move into the restoration and recovery phases of the pandemic. An issue that has cropped up... View Article
  • 16 July 2020 - 12:22PM
    I’m excited to be part of a webinar on Thursday 16 July at 5pm, which offers an opportunity to hear about examples of innovation and service change across the whole stroke pathway during the Covid-19 pandemic. The webinar will feature recommendations from practical guidance which has been created through a collaboration between the Oxford AHSN... View Article
  • 15 July 2020 - 3:55PM
    Our brilliant new band 5 AHP workforce are emerging from training into an altered clinical landscape. In the light of this, what resources will you be directing your new staff towards, to support their development in community rehabilitation? What virtual or remote rehabilitation tools, or tools to support blended delivery, would be most helpful to... View Article
  • 11 June 2020 - 2:58PM
    This week marks the 8th national community stroke call, in which regions across England discuss provision of community rehabilitation to stroke survivors during the pandemic. I feel very honoured to chair the call each week and have been impressed by the commitment and tenacity shown by staff across the country. Peer support has been strong,... View Article
  • 11 June 2020 - 2:34PM


    In light of the COVID-19 pandemic there was increased pressure on inpatient teams to discharge patients as soon as safety allowed. This coupled with community teams limiting face to face therapy sessions led to significant uncertainty regarding rehabilitation for stroke patients leaving hospital. To help alleviate this, inpatient teams provided increased documented advice, including home exercise programmes and positioning charts for patients being discharged from hyperacute and acute wards.

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  • 11 June 2020 - 2:15PM
    The ongoing pandemic poses unprecedented challenges in the provision of rehabilitation for stroke survivors and continued pressure on rehabilitation professionals in the delivery of rehabilitation and longer-term support across acute and community sectors. Face-to-face delivery of rehabilitation has been limited. For many of us, this has meant rehabilitation is now being delivered differently (e.g. videocalls,... View Article
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