The key element of the Charity’s treatment strategy, policy and activities is the health and wellbeing of the individual. We seek to achieve positive outcomes in a range of ways.
We offer job-specific and comprehensive physiotherapy, treatment and care programmes to support the return of injured and ill officer’s to full duty as soon as possible; vital for both community safety and officers’ morale.
Each year around 4000 officers attend the Centres for treatment. Many do so to receive physiotherapy while the remainder attend for a variety of reasons such as: to recover from an operation or other treatment e.g. chemotherapy; to seek assistance for stress, anxiety and other such conditions.
Treatment offered at the Centres should be seen as part of an individual’s overall care plan, the Treatment Centres is just one part of the jigsaw in an individual’s recovery plan.
Treatment is provided on both an inpatient and outpatient basis and each patient receives an individually tailored programme of treatment which is delivered in a friendly and welcoming environment.
The Charity’s priority is the treatment of serving police officers to ensure a speedy return to work. Where capacity and demand allows, retired police officers can then be admitted for treatment.
Each year about 3500 officers receive treatment on a residential basis at The Police Treatment Centres. By prioritising applications on the basis of clinical need we seek to offer treatment at the optimum time in a patient’s recovery. Treatment is provided free-of-charge to officers who make a payroll giving voluntary donation to the charity.
An outpatient service may be offered to those officers living or working within an hour’s drive time of each Police Treatment Centre (although treatment decisions are based on individual circumstances).
HOW TO APPLY FOR TREATMENT
Application forms for treatment are available from Occupational Health Units and Police Federation representatives. Alternatively view our application forms below:
Please ensure all parts have been completed and the relevant documentation attached (please see checklist if unsure). Often information is omitted form the form, such as a proper description of the condition requiring treatment, proof of donation and relevant signatures all of which will delay the application process.
Following a number of matters arising in the past it has been necessary to introduce a process to assess, as well as support for, the attendance of patients ‘companions’.
In all such cases the applicant must also submit:
• Application form Companion
(Please not this must be completed for the cottage)