Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
Allows you to check that a health professional is registered. Regulates health professions to ensure health professionals meet national standards.

Private Healthcare UK
Has an email enquiry service for locating centres offering private stroke rehabilitation in your local area.

United Kingdom Acquired Brain Injury Forum (UKABIF)
Seeks to campaign for better services, provide information about and promote understanding of acquired brain injury. Their website has a searchable database of rehabilitation services.


British Acupuncture Council
Website of the largest professional association of qualified acupuncturists. Includes information about research evidence on effectiveness of acupuncture after a stroke.

Occupational therapy

Occupational Therapists in Independent Practice
Useful if you want to consult an independent occupational therapist for advice or private treatment. Their website includes an online search function.


Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP)
Provides information about what physiotherapy is and how to find a therapist.

Physio First
Provides contact details for physiotherapists specialising in neurology.

Speech and language therapy

Association of Speech and Language Therapists in Independent Practice (ASLTIP)
Allows you to search for a local speech and language therapist within the UK. Also offers useful resources, materials and therapeutic ideas for people with aphasia.

Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT)
Represents speech and language therapists and works to promote excellence in practice. Their website provides information about speech and language therapy and how to find a therapist.