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General enquiries:
+44 (0)207 935 4444
Book an appointment:
+44 (0)207 616 7693
Self-pay enquiry:
+44 (0)203 219 3315


Occupational therapy is the way in which people with a range of different abilities are supported to be able to live independently and get the most out of their life and the activities they enjoy.

Occupational therapists provide practical support to people who:

  • have been unwell, either physically or mentally
  • those who are living with a disability or a long-term condition
  • people who are experiencing the effects of ageing.

Patient with her occupational therapist

This support is designed to enable people to continue to carry out day-to-day tasks such as washing, dressing, cooking and shopping as well as the activities that are unique to each of us: our job, our hobbies, our leisure activities and our time with friends and family.

The support provided by occupational therapists includes how to use special equipment or techniques, adapting your home or working environment or simply finding solutions to everyday problems.

It is all about what is important to you.


Occupational therapists support patients to maximise independence as they move between hospital, specialist care and home, aiming to prevent hospital re-admission wherever possible.


The therapist will assess the patient’s individual needs and then offer information, a treatment plan and recommendations about how to carry out specific activities independently.

Occupational therapists are able to offer a range of different approaches to support re-engagement into meaningful activities and safe discharge home, including:

  • Setting individual goals
  • Assessing functionality on the ward in advance of going home
  • Assessing potential risks in your home to avoid falls
  • Devising an individual treatment programme
  • Referring on for assistive devices and home adaptations
  • Carrying out cognitive assessments if memory or concentration have been affected
  • Devising new meaningful activities
  • Referring on to community based services and supporting discharge from hospital
  • Providing training and support for carers/families
  • Symptom management such as energy conservation and relaxation techniques.


A member of the health professional team can refer you to be seen by an occupational therapist, however if you are aware that you are having difficulties managing every day activities then talk to your consultant or nurse directly.


It is recommended that patients contact their insurance provider to check whether occupational therapy is covered. If not, self-pay is an available option.

Find out more about arranging private treatment at The London Clinic.

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Facilitating acute admissions into The London Clinic whilst maintaining the highest levels of safety and care, supported by a consultant on-call rota.

Concierge service

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We can support our patients with travel, hotel accommodation, London tours, plus theatre and restaurant reservations.

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Main numbers

General enquiries: 020 7935 4444 Appointments: 020 7616 7693 Self-Pay: 020 3219 3315

Other numbers

Concierge service: 020 3219 3323International office: 020 3 219 3266Invoice and payment enquiries: 020 7616 7708

Your call may be recorded for training and monitoring purposes.

Medical service numbers

Breast services appointments: 020 7616 7653 Diagnostics appointments: 020 7616 7653 Endoscopy appointments: 020 7616 7760 Eye centre appointments: 020 7616 7768 Haematology appointments: 020 7535 5503 Kidney services appointments: 020 7224 5234 Liver services appointments: 020 7616 7719 Physiotherapy appointments: 020 7616 7651 Radiology appointments: 020 7616 7653

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