Occupational therapy (RLHIM) 

  • What is an Occupational Therapist?

    Occupational therapists work with people to help them find ways to do the activities (occupations) that are meaningful to them, but which they find difficult because of their illness or disability. At this Hospital the Occupational Therapist sees people with long-term conditions. She teaches a range of self-help strategies with the intention of helping the patient to take part in activity that is important to them.

    You may be referred into the Occupational Therapy Service by your doctor here at the Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine as part of your overall care.

    The service does not accept referrals from other sources.

    Occupational Therapists are registered healthcare professionals and are accountable to the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

  • What should I expect when I come to the Occupational Therapist?

    The Occupational Therapist will see you for an assessment appointment and, if appropriate, you will be offered a number of follow up appointments. Appointments are approximately 40 minutes.
  • What will the sessions include?

    During these sessions you will be taught a number of self-help techniques which you will use at home and discuss at follow up. Depending on your needs and choices, they may include the following:

    • Learning to balance activity and rest to manage limited energy levels
    • Learning to set relevant and achievable goals
    • Understanding how activity analysis can help you engage in
      a range of activities
    • Learning a range of relaxation skills
    • Learning to cope with setbacks
  • Your appointment

    If you are unable to attend your appointment please let us know at least 48 hours beforehand so we can offer your appointment to someone else. If you do not attend your appointment without telling us we may refer you back to your GP.

    Following your treatment you will be referred back to your GP.
  • Professional education and training

    The RLHIM is also a teaching hospital and from time to time other healthcare professionals may observe in outpatient clinics as part of a training course. We will always ask your permission for students to sit in during your consultation. You do not have to have students present if you would prefer not to.

 Contact details

Occupational therapy (RLHIM)
Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine
60 Great Ormond Street
London, WC1N 3HR

Patient enquiries
Telephone: 020 3448 2000

GP enquiries
Telephone: 020 3448 2000
Fax: 020 3448 2004
Email: rlhimpatients@uclh.nhs.uk (not for referrals)

Service manager - Loretta Chinwokwu
Email: rlhimpatients@uclh.nhs.uk (not for referrals)


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