Costs C o n t a c t D e t a i l s Specialist Disability Service Oxford Centre for Enablement Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre NHS Trust Windmill Rd Headington Oxford OX3 7LD Phone: 01865 227447 Fax: 01865 227317 www.noc.nhs.uk The costs of the assessment and involvement of staff are met, if the client’s local Primary Care Trust has a service level agreement with the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre NHS Trust. This will be checked before an appointment is made. If there is no service level agreement an application will be made to the client’s Primary Care Trust. Prior to completing an assessment for mobile arm supports, funding for this equipment must be identified and agreed. This is to ensure that , if on assessment the mobile arm supports are appropriate, they can be provided without any delay for funding. Please contact the centre for up-to-date pricing for mobile arm supports. JR May 2009 Version 3 © 2007 Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre Mobile Arm Support Service A leaflet for professionals This leaflet describes Mobile Arm Supports which are provided by Specialist Disability Service as part of the Oxford Centre for Enablement at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre NHS Trust Introduction We are an experienced team of people who offer a specialist service for the management of people with complex disabilities and offer a service for the assessment and provision of Mobile Arm Supports. We see people from all parts of the country. Appointments are usually carried out in the clients own home but can also be done at the centre. A Mobile Arm Support can be used to assist with functional activities such as eating, turning pages, using a computer, and depressing buttons on a telephone or remote control. The team comprises: Occupational therapists, physiotherapists and rehabilitation engineers. MAS are designed to: Support weak arms in a functional position. Increase horizontal work area available to the hand. Provide some vertical movement of the forearm. Provide supination of the forearm. To use successfully a person needs: Minimal active movement of the shoulder girdle & pain free passive range. Some residual function in the hands, or substitute customised equipment such as T bar with swivel spoon. The assessment and provision Once funding has been agreed for the provision of the equipment, the team will complete an assessment to determine how appropriate the Mobile Arm Support will be. If it is deemed to be appropriate a kit will be made up which may include customised parts. Instruction on its use and maintenance is provided. A review of the MAS can be completed as required. How to access the service. Referrals can be made by Social or Health Care professionals. Referral forms can be obtained by phoning 01865 227447 or from our web site: www.noc.nhs.uk More detailed information on the service is available on request.