Community Equipment Services: (Clinical and Professional Responsibilities) Newcastle 24th January 2019


January 24th 2019

9.30am to

The Dene Centre, Castles Farm Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE3 1PH


CECOPS is delighted to offer this unique CPD Certified training for Community Equipment Services: Clinical and Professional Responsibilities. This course is applicable for clinical and technical people from all sectors and settings, where community equipment is provided e.g. health, social care, education, housing.

The course content is based on our widely used and recognised publication ‘Code of Practice for Disability Equipment, Wheelchair and Seating Services’. A FREE copy of the Code will be given to all attendees.


Subject areas covered in the training

Please note, training will be based on Part 3 and, where appropriate, this can be supplemented by including some standards from Part 4).


Part 3: Clinical and Professional Responsibilities

Code standard 24 – Assessing the Service User’s Equipment Needs

Code standard 25 – Managing Multiple Assessments

Code standard 26 – Assessing the Home and Environment

Code standard 27 – Training in Equipment Provision and Use

Code standard 28 – Transportation of Equipment

Code standard 29 – Selecting and Purchasing Equipment

Code standard 30 – Demonstrating and Trialling Complex, Specialist and Children’s Equipment

Code standard 31 – Equipment Related Risk Assessments

Code standard 32 – Reviewing Equipment and Equipment Needs

Code standard 33 – Trusted Assessor

Code standard 34 – Self-Assessment for Equipment

Code standard 35 – Managing Equipment Budgets

Who should attend the training?

This module is particularly relevant to anyone involved in the clinical and professional delivery of services including, for example:

Managers (within the relevant sectors)

Therapy staff (e.g. OTs, Physios)

Nursing staff

Care staff



Health and safety staff

All clinical and professional staff working with community equipment

Anyone setting up a new community equipment service

Course Aims

To enable participants to:

identify and analyse those standards which pertain to their individual practice and that of staff for whom they are responsible

understand the obligations placed on them by each standard, and recognise a variety of contextual settings

develop an understanding of the potential risks associated with the issues each standard covers, and the likely consequences

plan documentary evidence to demonstrate adherence with each standard deemed relevant

self and peer audit/assess standards to ensure that they are compliant therewith.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the training participants will:

Have an awareness of the CECOPS standards which should be worked to in practice

Develop an appreciation of working with outcome-based standards

Understand the link between planning, commissioning and providing services

Appreciate the component parts necessary for delivering a successful service

Be aware of personal responsibilities and obligations

Learn how to manage risks and avoid serious potential consequences

Understand the importance of providing services right

You may also be interested in our other community equipment courses: Commissioning and Governance; Service Provision


Samantha Shann

Occupational Therapist

Samantha graduated as an occupational therapist in 1992 and has worked in a wide range of practice and education settings both in the UK and internationally.

Samantha’s clinical background covers mental health, including rehabilitation with veterans and working with older people; her international work is predominantly as a consultant and developing community based rehabilitation services.

Samantha presently works with The OT Service and UK Therapy Services providing a range of occupational therapy consultancy, training and rehabilitation packages.

Samantha is Vice President Finance of the World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT) and has a respected international profile; she frequently speaks at international congresses and meets with government officials to promote the development of occupational therapy globally. Samantha also works with the World Health Organization (WHO) representing occupational therapy and WFOT at the WHO European Regional Committee Meetings and is part of the WHO GATE initiative looking at Global Cooperation on Assistive Technology.

Samantha is also an invited member of the International Society of Wheelchair Professionals (ISWP) working group on training activities.

Samantha is a member of the British Association of Occupational Therapists, and the Royal College of Occupational Therapists Specialist sections – Independent Practice, Mental Health and Older Persons; as well as being registered with the Health Care Professionals Council.


9.30am - 4pm

9am          Registration

9.30am    Welcome and introductions

9.45am    An introduction to CECOPS

10am       An introduction to the Code Standards

10.15am  Group-wide workbook activity

10.30am Break

10.45am Group-wide workbook activity (continued)

12.30pm Lunch-break

1.30pm   Individual and smaller group workbook activity

3pm         Break

3.15pm    Individual and smaller group workbook activity (continued)

3.45pm   Outstanding issues and feedback

4pm        Close


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