Reference 2017-654

REF:            2017-654

Subject:        Orthotics staffing

    

 

Request:

Please see below a Freedom of information request regarding prosthetic and orthotic services:

 

ORTHOTICS:

  •       How many Orthotists work within your trust /centre (including those employed directly by the trust or private company), please indicate if full or part time?
  •       How many clinical assistants or limited practitioners work within the orthotics department, please indicate if full or part time?
  •       How many orthotic technicians work within the orthotics department. Please indicate if full or part time?
  •       Do you have a dedicated administration team for your orthotics department, if so how many administrators work within the department, please indicate if full or part time?
  •       Does your orthotics manager have a clinical background? If so what is their background: Orthotist, podiatrist, physiotherapist, occupational therapist, other (please state).
  •       Please give details of the levels of experience each of your Orthotists have (in years) with their job title, e.g. senior Orthotist 7 years.
  •       Do you currently have any vacancies in your orthotic service? If so how many? (Please indicate if full or part time and temporary or permanent and title of job role)
  •       Does your service provide orthotic placements (including work experience), if so how many students have you had in 2017?

 

 

PROSTHETICS:

  •       How many prosthetists work within your trust/centre (including those employed directly by the trust or private company), please indicate if full or part time?
  •       How many clinical assistants or limited practitioners work within the prosthetics department, please indicate if full or part time?
  •       How many prosthetic technicians work within the prosthetics department. Please indicate if full or part time?
  •       Do you have a dedicated administration team for your prosthetics department, if so how many administrators work within  the department, please indicate if full or part time?
  •       Does your prosthetics manager have a clinical background? If so what is their background: prosthetist, podiatrist, physiotherapist, occupational therapist, other (please state).
  •       Please give details of the levels of experience each of your prosthetists have (in years) with their job title, e.g. senior prosthetist 7 years.
  •       Do you currently have any vacancies in your prosthetic service? If so how many? (Please indicate if full or part time and temporary or permanent and title of job role)
  •       Does your service provide prosthetics placements (including work experience), if so how many students have you had in 2017?

 

 

Response:

Please find information attached.

2017-654 Freedom of information request Orthotics staffing [113 kb] PDF