Audit, Research & Clinical Outcomes in Occupational Therapy

The Occupational Therapy department is committed to research, audit and clinical outcomes.

We recognise the importance of research for developing the evidence base required to provide a quality and cost-effective service. We are also committed to quality improvement within our service.

Audit

The occupational therapy team are currently conducting an audit of the therapy service offered to children and young people undergoing leg-lengthening procedures. The aim of the audit is to identify current therapeutic Occupational Therapy service provision within the limb lengthening service and to ascertain whether this service is equitable.

In June 2017 the Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy Teams completed an audit in the Sturge-Weber and Neurocutaneous clinic. The aim of the audit was to understand more about the presentation of transient hemiplegia in children with Sturge-Weber Syndrome. The outcomes of this audit have been useful to improve documentation and clinical recognition of this symptom. The data will be used as a base for future projects exploring appropriate therapeutic interventions.

Clinical Outcomes

The plastics team completed a patient-reported outcome measure in 2016–2017 to look at outcomes of thumb reconstructive surgery. You can find more information on our Clinical Outcomes webpages.