Derbyshire Police Federation

PTC offering remote services

16 February 2021

The Police Treatment Centres (PTC) are offering officers, who subscribe to the centres, the chance to access a new remote physiotherapy service online.

Sessions will be delivered by video or, for members who don’t have access to a computer or the internet, over the telephone.

Any care or treatment advice will be provided at the appointment or emailed afterwards and any follow-up will be arranged as normal.

The remote service is suitable for members who find it hard to travel or have dependents making a residential stay difficult.

And it has been particularly useful during the Covid-19 pandemic since the two centres are currently closed.

Mark Oxley, PTC head of clinical services, said: “We’ve invested in a video platform called Attend Anywhere, which we believe offers the best clinical experience for remote physiotherapy consultations. Initially, this was a necessity due to the obligation we have to carry out a remote consultation with all patients before we consider a residential admission.

“The platform has been so useful and successful that we’ve expanded its use to include virtual outpatient treatment for all our donors.

“This additional service allows Attend Anywhere technology to provide our donors with access to the usual high standard of expert advice and treatment with the benefit, flexibility and comfort of carrying this out from their own home.”

He added: “The new remote physiotherapy outpatient service will supplement our established residential treatment and I believe it will be hugely beneficial and in time become firmly embedded within the range of clinical services we offer.”

Find out more by visiting the Police Treatment Centres website.

  • It costs £7.80 a month to subscribe to the PTC and access the range of rehabilitation services it offers. Sign up to subscribe.

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