Opcare is the largest provider of prosthetic services to the NHS in the UK and also a major provider of orthotic services. Our services involve the assessment, design, manufacture and fitting of artificial limbs. We also provide the necessary life-long care that is required for the users of these services.
Our Orthotists prescribe orthopaedic devices to over 80,000 NHS patients. In addition to the two services above, Opcare also provides wheelchair and postural mobility services on behalf of the NHS at a number of locations.
Founded in 1989, Opcare now employs over 310 staff and works in partnership with the NHS in over 38 clinic locations.
‘… We focus on the individual needs of the users of our services operate at the forefront of innovation.’
Together with our NHS colleagues, we are fully engaged and focused on meeting and exceeding the needs and expectations of the many people who depend upon our services to maintain and improve their quality of life.
We operate at the forefront of innovation embracing new technologies and delivering greater efficiency which crucially allows us to realise improvements in the quality of care provided. Our highly trained and skilled staff have access to the latest technology including CAD/CAM.
Using the combination of skill and technology we are able to improve the quality and efficacy of the prostheses, orthoses and specialist seating that we provide.
Knowledge is a key element in developing best practice and we have invested substantially in the development of information systems. We are able to harness enormous amounts of data which we can then use to make improvements in how we work by continually developing evidence-based care.