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 important to them, but which they find difficult because of their illness, impairment or disability.

    At this Hospital the Occupational Therapist specialises in teaching self-help strategies to enable the person to take part in activities whilst living with fatigue.

    You will be referred into the Occupational Therapy Service by your doctor here at the Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine if they feel it would be beneficial as part of your overall care.

    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 at which you will decide whether you wish to proceed with occupational therapy. Appointments are approximately 40 minutes.
  • What will the sessions include?

    You will be taught a number of self-help strategies to trial at home and which you will then be expected to discuss at follow up. Here are some examples of the types of techniques we can use:

    • Learning to balance activities throughout the week
    • Learning to set relevant and achievable goals
    • Understanding activity analysis and how it can help you engage in a range of activities
    • Understanding the therapeutic value of restful activities.
    • 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 will 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: uclh.enquiry.rlhim.patients@nhs.net (not for referrals)

Service manager - Loretta Chinwokwu
Email: uclh.enquiry.rlhim.patients@nhs.net (not for referrals)