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UK Rehabilitation Outcomes Collaborative (UK ROC)

The UK Rehabilitation Outcomes Collaborative (UK ROC) provides the national clinical registry for specialist rehabilitation.

UK ROC systematically collates patient level data from all the specialist (Level 1 and 2) rehabilitation units in England pertaining to:

  • Their needs for rehabilitation
  • The inputs provided to meet those needs, and 
  • The outcomes that result, including
    • Gains in functional independence
    • Cost-efficiency, in terms of savings in the cost of ongoing care to offset the initial costs of rehabilitation

Initially developed through a NIHR-funded programme grant (2008-2015), UK ROC is now commissioned by NHS England to provide its commissioning dataset and information on quality benchmarking and outcomes to inform service planning and delivery.

The programme is directed by Professor Lynne Turner-Stokes.

It is overseen by the UK ROC Oversight Group comprising members of the NHSE Clinical Reference Group and the British Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (BSPRM).

The UK ROC database is hosted by London North-West University Healthcare NHS Trust. 


  • The database now comprises over 70,000 episodes of data.
  • Linkage to other datasets supports the tracking of individual patients in the journey through the care pathway to determine whether they ae able to access the services they require.
  • The programme has been instrumental in demonstrating that specialist inpatient rehabilitation is one of the cost-efficient interventions in healthcare, with average life-time savings in the cost of ongoing care amounting to between £670k - £1m per patient in the course of their lifetime.

Current Reports 

From time to time UK ROC provides reports to assist providers and commissioners with service planning. Find out more for any recent reports.

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