Hand Therapy Service

About the Service

Notice regarding the service during Covid-19:

During the current Covid-19 pandemic, the Hand Therapy Service is still accepting referrals from primary care and consultants.

However in line with current national guidance, at present the service is only able to process urgent and priority referrals. We are reviewing this regularly as NHS guidance is updated.

For reassurance, we continue to screen all referrals received and will retain all current routine referrals until we are in a position to resume this element of the service again. We will be in contact with you as soon as we can and apologise for any inconvenience caused.


The outpatient Hand Therapy Service is delivered by occupational therapists and physiotherapists and available to patients in east and north Hertfordshire.

The aim of this service is to help you resume activity and maintain independence in your daily life at work, home and during leisure. Furthermore, we aim to give you a greater understanding of your condition and to enable you to self-manage your symptoms through professional advice and guidance.

The service provides assessment and treatment for a variety of conditions including rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, osteoarthritis, lupus (SLE) and post-operative care following hand surgery.

Clinic Locations

How the Service is provided

Who is eligible for this Service

What will happen at your appointment

Useful information

Making a referral

Patient Experience