Health Professionals Council (HPC)
Allows you to check that a health professional is registered. Regulates health professions to ensure health professionals meet national standards.
Institute for Complementary and Natural Medicine (ICNM)
Provides advice on how to choose a complementary therapist. You can search the charity’s database to find a professional specialising in a specific therapy in your area.
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 for, 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 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.
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.