The Injury Care Clinic Service (TICCS) was established in 1996 and is now one of the largest independent organisations providing rehabilitation, triage and treatment services in the UK. It is used frequently by solicitors and lawyers in the UK personal injury claim sector and provides comprehensive advice and treatment for patients, solicitors, employers and the NHS.
What does it do?
The Injury Care Clinic consists of a nationwide panel of physiotherapists, osteopaths, chiropractors and psychologists as well as an in-house team of experienced nurses and occupational therapists. The in-house team coordinates range of diagnostic and surgical procedures and provides a full bio-psychosocial case management service to the mores seriously injured. The organisation provides services for over 50,000 people every year.
“We are committed to the proactive management of interventions and our bespoke case management software enables us to ensure that only clinically-based and appropriate treatment is provided. Our focus on evidence-based treatments and outcome-orientated service delivery ensures the fullest possible patient recovery with the minimum social and financial cost.”
The TICSS offers a range of services including assessment, diagnostic and treatment from something as simple as a telephone triage to a full scale catastrophic case management.
Who uses it?
Patients can be referred to the TICCS by a number of bodies whether it is by their employer, a solicitor or an insurer. The TICCS can in some instances offer swifter, more comprehensive care than the NHS. If an employee is likely to be off work for a long time an employer might pay for them to receive care from the TICCS. If an absence from work is expected to exceed the CBI and AIRMIC two-week intervention guideline it may be deemed more cost-effective and in the interest of the employees welfare to refer them to the TICCS.
A lawyer or solicitor might also refer you to the TICCS but you won’t have to pay anything as a patient. Rather the treatment will be paid through compensation if you make a personal injury claim or receive compensation relating to accident law, or it will be paid by the lawyer or solicitors firm. Normally immediate needs assessment is available for seriously injured patients where a care programme has been agreed under The Rehabilitation Code.To avoid delays on the NHS waiting list all consultations are arranged through the private sector to speed up care management.
The TICSS offers comprehensive care to individuals who have experienced personal injury providing unrivalled rehabilitation and back to work programmes. The organisation works nationwide to provided individually tailored support whether your accident has been relatively minor or you have experienced serious illness or injury. To find out more have a look at the TICCS brochure.