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The SCOPe Directorate comprises of Speech and Language Therapy, Clinical Nutrition, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy Services and Medical Social Work.

A brief summary of what we do across SCOPe services:

  • All SCOPe therapists and medical social workers are CORU registered
  • SCOPe therapists and social workers work as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • SCOPe clinicians play a key role in inpatient, care of the elderly and ambulatory services
  • We provide a quality, holistic, evidence-based service and are involved with the patient from their earliest contact with the hospital right through to the time of their discharge.
  • We have close links with community services to ensure a seamless transition from hospital to home.
  • SCOPe clinicians assess, diagnose and treat patients:
    • to maximise health status
    • to improve quality of life
    • to improve mobility and overall function
    • to manage nutritional issues
    • to improve communication and swallow problems
    • to assist with emotional and practical difficulties
    • to enhance the patient’s outcome
    • to manage their condition or treatment.

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  • See individual SCOPe departments linked below for referral information:

    Speech and Language Therapy,

    Medical Social Work.

    Clinical Nutrition

    Occupational Therapy

    Physiotherapy Services

  • Across the SCOPe Directorate there are basic, senior, clinical tutor, team leader, clinical specialist, deputy and manager grades along with assistant and clerical support.

    Basic or entry staff rotate into different specialties to gain experience and help them select the speciality they wish to pursue their careers in.

    Professional support for staff

    All staff members take part in clinical supervision or professional development planning sessions. Internal and external training is encouraged; this can be professional specific training, multidisciplinary or interdisciplinary.

    Many of our staff are involved in hospital, community and national groups representing both their profession and also the wider health and social care professions.

  • SCOPe departments host open mornings, usually in April and/ or October. These open mornings are aimed at 4th, 5th and 6th year secondary level students interested in pursuing a career in one or more of the five professions within the SCOPe Directorate. Notification and further information on how to enroll prior to these events will be posted on this page and on the hospital’s social media platforms.

  • SCOPe has developed a culture of audit and research over many years. The need for progression and development of research among the therapy professions is now well recognised across the health service and has been addressed in many publications:

    • Evidence-based practice
    • Outcome measurement
    • Meeting of accredited standards
    • Value for money
    • Development of specialist knowledge and skill
    • Capacity building in therapy research
    • Facilitation of best practice across the continuum of health and social care in the therapy professions
    • Promotion and development of a culture of lifelong learning
    • Enabling therapy staff to reach their full potential

    With 26 clinical specialists working across SCOPe services and close teamwork, SCOPe is ideally placed to undertake research.

Contact Details

Monday to Friday, 8am to 4pm

How to find us

SCOPe Office, Occupational Therapy building

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