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Ascenti Team
4 Apr

Gender pay gap report 2023

As a progressive organisation, we are committed to promoting a fair and inclusive workplace.
Ascenti Team
25 Mar

Ascenti hosts DEI series, ‘Voices for Change’, for employees for the fourth year

Ascenti are committed to making Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) part of everything that we do – from the services that we deliver to how we build our workforce.

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Ascenti Team
25 Oct

Ascenti extends charity partnership

We are excited to share that we have extended our partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support for another year to help people affected by cancer.
Ascenti Team
21 Aug

Winner of the Princess Royal Training Award 2023

Ascenti is delighted to have been named among the recipients of the 2023 Princess Royal Training Awards.
Ascenti Team
10 Aug

Ascenti acquires My Online Therapy

Ascenti has announced the acquisition of My Online Therapy, a pioneering mental health technology platform.
Ascenti Team
26 Jun

Ascenti hosts first summer event for gold winners

Ascenti gold winners celebrate their achievements as part of the annual ‘ V.I.P (Values in Practice) Employee Awards’ scheme at a special and exclusive summer event in Bristol.
Ascenti Team
22 Jun

Ascenti partners with Bupa

Ascenti has launched a new strategic partnership with leading health insurance provider Bupa.
Ascenti Team
20 Jun

Ascenti retains both HealthInvestor Awards in 2023

We are delighted to have won ‘Primary Care Provider of the Year’ and ‘IT Innovator of the Year’ at the HealthInvestor Awards 2023, for the second year in a row.
Ascenti Team
15 Jun

Ascenti Quality Account 2022/23

A report on the quality of our services during 2022/23 and key areas of accountability.
Ascenti Team
23 May

Providing Simplyhealth with easy access to high quality physiotherapy treatment

Ascenti recently launched a new partnership with nationwide health cash plan provider, Simplyhealth.
Ascenti Team
26 Apr

Launch of new framework to support clinical development within Ascenti

Ascenti has launched a new Knowledge and Skills Framework (KSF) to support our team of directly-employed physiotherapists to develop and demonstrate essential clinical skills.
Ascenti Team
24 Apr

Ascenti’s Debbie Christer achieves e-portfolio Advanced Practice digital badge

Consultant Physiotherapist at Ascenti, Debbie Christer, recently became a Stage 3 accredited Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioner (APP) and has been awarded a digital badge from the Centre for Advancing Practice.
Ascenti Team
19 Apr

Supporting Freddie in the London Marathon

It’s the 43rd annual edition of the world-famous London Marathon this Sunday (23 April 2023) and we have two employees participating. Here our Area Manager, Freddie Hiard talks about his training and how you can support him by donating.
Ascenti Team
21 Mar

Ascenti Reach shortlisted for Best Digital Health App

Ascenti has been featured among the finalists at the inaugural Health Tech World Awards, which were launched to celebrate the brightest stars in health tech.
Ascenti Team
13 Mar

Five years of Ascenti

This March we celebrate five years of being Ascenti and reflect on our achievements as the UK’s leading independent provider of physiotherapy and mental health services.
Ascenti Team
28 Feb

Another year on the HealthInvestor shortlist

Ascenti has been named a finalist in two categories at the HealthInvestor Awards 2023, featuring among the ‘Primary Care Provider of the Year’ and ‘IT Innovator of the Year’ nominees.
Ascenti Team
8 Feb

Ascenti employees prepare to run the London Marathon for Macmillan

Ascenti are proud to have participated in several fundraising activities over the last 6 months, raising over £2,200 for their 2022/23 charity partner, Macmillan.
Ascenti Team
14 Dec

The 2022 Ascenti V.I.P Employee Awards

Over 90 trophies have been awarded to Ascenti employees as part of the annual ‘Ascenti V.I.P (Values in Practice) Employee Awards' scheme.
Ascenti Team
5 Oct

Ascenti shortlisted in the COVER Excellence Awards

Ascenti has been nominated as a finalist in the 2022 Cover Excellence Awards.
Ascenti Team
3 Oct

Two-time finalist in the 2022 Health Tech Awards

Ascenti is excited to have been named a finalist in two categories at the 2022 Health Tech Awards.
Ascenti Team
26 Sep

Ascenti shortlisted for training award by LaingBuisson

Ascenti has been named a finalist in the “Excellence in Training” category at the 2022 LaingBuisson Awards.
Ascenti Team
12 Sep

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Ascenti has joined the nation in mourning the death of HM Queen Elizabeth II, a remarkable woman and our longest reigning monarch.
Ascenti Team
15 Aug

Employees vote for Macmillan as their 2022/23 charity partner

Our employees have been voting and it has been confirmed that Macmillan is our charity partner of the year for 2022/23.
Ascenti Team
8 Aug

Ascenti celebrates the opening of new Bristol office

The UK’s leading provider of musculoskeletal (MSK) physiotherapy and mental health services, Ascenti, has announced the opening of a new office in central Bristol this August, let by Alder King and Cushman & Wakefield.
Ascenti Team
4 Aug

Launch of new Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Strategy

Ascenti is proud to have launched a new Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Strategy for 2022 - 2025.
Ascenti Team
21 Jul

Ascenti roadshow reaches over 150 employees

This summer, members of our Executive Team and Senior Managers visited over 150 of our Ascenti physiotherapists in clinic to thank them for their tremendous efforts over the last year.
Ascenti Team
1 Jul

Pride month at Ascenti

This June Ascenti recognised Pride month by inviting employees to share their stories on a dedicated Pride month hub, promoting recordings from our educational ‘Voices for Change’ talks and encouraging all staff to include pronouns in email signatures.
Ascenti Team
24 Jun

Double win at the HealthInvestor Awards 2022

Ascenti was awarded both ‘Primary Care Provider of the Year’ and ‘IT Innovator of the Year’ at the HealthInvestor Awards in June.
Ascenti Team
23 Jun

Ascenti shortlisted for Outstanding Innovation award

Ascenti has been named a finalist at the COVER Healthcare Innovation Awards 2022, in the category ‘Outstanding Innovation of the Year - Health’.
Ascenti Team
25 Apr

Ascenti physios raise over £1,000 for Samaritans

A team of physios completed the Yorkshire Three Peaks in aid of our charity partner of the year, Samaritans.
Ascenti Team
20 Apr

Unlocking physio-supported self-management through digital advancement

This report explores our newly-developed app-based service, Ascenti Reach, which provides clinically effective, cost-efficient, personalised and preventative care.
Ascenti Team
12 Apr

Ascenti acquires Six Physio to accelerate growth within London and new markets

Leading nationwide physiotherapy and healthcare provider Ascenti has acquired Six Physio, a renowned private physiotherapy business based in London.
Ascenti Team
14 Mar

Third year running on the HealthInvestor shortlist

Ascenti has been named a finalist in the categories ‘IT Innovator of the Year’ and ‘Primary Care Provider of the Year’ at the HealthInvestor Awards 2022.
Ascenti Team
16 Feb

Launch of new APP and FCP progression pathway

Ascenti is launching a new progression pathway, making us the only UK employer to offer everything needed to move through a complete career journey, from graduate to APP or FCP.
Ascenti Team
9 Feb

Ascenti shortlisted for Solent 250 Award

We have been shortlisted in the 'Business Culture' category at the Solent 250 Awards 2021, which celebrates companies who place culture at the core of their business and put their people first.
Ascenti Team
22 Nov

Ascenti announces biggest ever recruitment drive

As the UK’s leading physiotherapy and healthcare provider, we have launched our biggest ever recruitment drive to find 140 physios across the UK over the next 12 months, following a 300% increase in demand for some of our musculoskeletal services over the last year.
Ascenti Team
8 Sep

Double finalists at the LaingBuisson Awards

Ascenti is up for two awards at the LaingBuisson Awards 2021, having been shortlisted for both ‘Innovation in Health Tech’ and ‘Outstanding Response to COVID in Healthcare’.
Ascenti Team
27 Jul

Ascenti wins bronze at the IDXA

Ascenti picked up the bronze award in the category ‘Best Digital Response to the Crisis – Large Company’ at the International Digital Experience Awards 2021.
Ascenti Team
15 Jul

Ascenti shortlisted for patient experience award

Ascenti has been named a finalist in the Patient Experience Network National Awards 2021 in the category ‘Innovative Use of Technology, Social and Digital Media’.
Ascenti Team
12 Jul

Employees vote for Samaritans as their 2021/22 charity partner

The leading provider of physiotherapy and selected clinical outsourcing, Ascenti, partners with Samaritans as their charity of the year for 2021/22, with employees taking part in challenges and fundraising activities in a bid to raise money and awareness for the charity.
Ascenti Team
1 Jul

Pride month at Ascenti

In June Ascenti recognised Pride month by hosting an online educational talk about LGBTQ+ rights, introducing pronouns to our email signatures and hearing from staff about their experiences.
Ascenti Team
18 Jun

Providing physio support at charity football matches

Ascenti has continued their longstanding relationship with Football Aid, an organisation that hosts charity football matches giving football fans the opportunity to play in some of the UK’s most well-known stadiums. 
Ascenti Team
7 Jun

Ascenti up for international digital award

Ascenti has been announced as a finalist in the International Digital Experience Awards in the category ‘Best Digital Response to the Crisis’, alongside companies including Shell, Iceland and Tata Communications.
Ascenti Team
26 May

Expanding virtual physio team

Ascenti are now recruiting permanent full-time virtual and remote physiotherapy roles, offering clinicians the chance to be part of a service on the cutting-edge of modern healthcare. 
Ascenti Team
25 May

Ascenti and Vitality shortlisted for Outstanding Healthcare Collaboration

Ascenti and Vitality have been named as finalists in the COVER Recognising Healthcare Innovation Awards, in the category ‘Outstanding Healthcare Collaboration’. 
Ascenti Team
25 May

2021 Physio Grad Scheme 

The Ascenti Physiotherapy Graduate Scheme is now open and welcoming applications for the 2021 cohort. 
Ascenti Team
17 May

Double award nomination at the HealthInvestor Awards

Ascenti has been shortlisted for two HealthInvestor Awards, in the categories ‘Primary Care Provider of the Year’ and ‘IT Innovator of the Year’, for the second year running. 
Ascenti Team
7 May

Ascenti named a finalist for Best COVID Response award

Ascenti has been shortlisted in the CIPR Excellence Awards 2021 in the category ‘Best COVID Response – In-House’. We are one of eight finalists including AstraZeneca, Lloyds Banking Group, TUI and the University of Oxford. 
Ascenti Team
30 Apr

Ascenti partners with bd-capital 

Ascenti has secured investment and a new partnership with operationally led private equity firm, bd-capital. 
Ascenti Team
25 Jan

Vitality's Best New Supplier of 2020

Ascenti was named New Supplier of the Year at the Vitality Supplier & Partner Awards 2020 and shone in a 360-degree feedback survey conducted by Vitality’s supplier management team.
Ascenti Team
7 Jan

Ascenti’s innovative research published by the CSP

The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) has published Ascenti’s virtual physiotherapy service evaluation in the Innovations in Physiotherapy Database.
Ascenti Team
5 Jan

Ascenti partner with healthcare management app myGP

Ascenti has partnered with myGP to provide users with speedy access to expert physiotherapy services.
Ascenti Team
18 Dec

Continuing to see patients safely

With enhanced safety measures in place, our clinics safely remain open as we continue to welcome patients for in-clinic treatment. 
Ascenti Team
3 Nov

Ascenti further expands Central London network

Ascenti partner with leading London wellbeing business to offer two new physiotherapy clinics in the heart of the city.
Ascenti Team
20 Jul

Ascenti wins big at the UK Digital Experience Awards

Ascenti picked up two gold awards at the UK Digital Experience Awards, having been shortlisted for both the Best App and Digital Change & Transformation awards.
Ascenti Team
6 Jul

Investigating the effectiveness of virtual physiotherapy

This report aims to deliver best practice advice for the industry based on more than 12 months of virtual physiotherapy treatments administered through an award-winning app.
Stephanie Dobrikova
29 Jun

Collateral MSK damage through lockdown

Corporate Adviser have published an article by CEO of Ascenti, Stephanie Dobrikova, that looks into the rise of MSK problems during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ascenti Team
12 Jun

Keeping the home workspace healthy

Personnel Today have published an article from our Chief Governance & Quality Officer, Joel Booth, exploring the role of occupational health during COVID-19 and how employers can keep the home workspace safe and healthy, virtually. 
Ascenti Team
10 Jun

Ascenti shortlisted for two HealthInvestor awards

Ascenti is a finalist in two categories at the HealthInvestor Awards 2020, having been shortlisted for both the ‘IT innovator of the year’ and ‘Primary care provider of the year’.
Ascenti Team
10 Jun

Ascenti wins 'Best Personal Health App'

Ascenti picked up the award for Best Personal Health App at the MedTech Breakthrough Awards 2020, alongside other winners including Nike, Peloton, WebMD and DePuySynthes (Johnson & Johnson).
Ascenti Team
28 May

Our clinic reopening commitment

The future of healthcare may look different, but quality and safety has always been a fundamental part of physiotherapy with Ascenti, and that will never change.
Ascenti Team
16 Apr

Are home workers sitting comfortably?

This report provides a snapshot of the make-up of UK home-working under the shadow of Covid-19, revealing the potential health and business impacts and exploring what can be done to protect health at this challenging time.
Ascenti Team
2 Apr

Free online physio appointments for NHS workers

Ascenti is extending the offer of free online physiotherapy appointments to NHS workers, to help keep them healthy while they work to fight coronavirus.
Ascenti Team
30 Mar

Launching our new home-working health check service  

To help the millions of people adjusting to working from home, we are now offering a new home-working health check service delivered as an online video consultation with a specially trained Ascenti physiotherapist. 
Ascenti Team
30 Mar

Online physio appointments for all and free sessions for the over 65s

We’re expanding our online video physio appointments to all and offering free sessions to the over 65s to help the nation stay healthy as the UK adjusts to life in a lockdown. 
Ascenti Team
25 Mar

Ascenti moves to online physio appointments

We are offering virtual physiotherapy services to allow patients to move forward with their treatment during these challenging times.
Ascenti Team
21 Feb

Coronavirus guidance 

Ascenti has an exhaustive business continuity plan and is well prepared for the possible escalation scenarios relating to COVID-19. 
Ascenti Team
21 Feb

Introducing our 2020 physiotherapy student placements 

Ascenti launch musculoskeletal (MSK) physiotherapy placements for students looking to build on the MSK experience they have already gained from their university directed MSK placement.
Ascenti Team
31 Jan

New partnership with Healix Health Services 

We have launched a new partnership with private healthcare claims administrators Healix Health Services (Healix) that will see their customers benefit from access to our extensive UK-wide network of physiotherapists and digital MSK services. 
Ascenti Team
17 Dec

Providing Vitality with revolutionary digital physio

Leading independent physiotherapy provider Ascenti and leading health insurance provider Vitality have today launched their new partnership which means Vitality members are now benefiting from a revolutionary new digital musculoskeletal (MSK) physiotherapy service.
Ascenti Team
2 Dec

Ascenti shortlisted for two UK Complaint Handling Awards

Ascenti has been selected as a finalist in two categories at the UK Complaint Handling Awards: Most Improved Complaint Handling and Complaint Handling Professional of the Year.
Ascenti Team
22 Nov

We’ve won the Skills for Health Our Health Heroes award

Ascenti won this prestigious award on account of our outstanding training and development programme for physiotherapists and commitment to delivering the highest standards of care.
Ascenti Team
13 Nov

Ascenti wins the LaingBuisson Excellence in Training award 

On Wednesday 13 November our Managing Director Kevin Doyle attended the LaingBuisson awards and took home the trophy for Excellence in Training on behalf of the Ascenti team. 
Ascenti Team
24 Oct

Expanding our network with five new central London clinics

Ascenti now has a network of more than 70 directly employed physiotherapists working from 35 clinics across Greater London, many of which are conveniently located within gyms and office buildings.
Ascenti Team
22 Oct

Sky's the limit

Ascenti physios raise over £1,600 in aid of charity partner of the year Mind, by taking part in a skydive and the Great Birmingham Run this autumn.
Ascenti Team
21 Oct

Ascenti Service Lead passes prestigious CSP training

MSK Community Physiotherapy Service Lead Will Osborne has recently passed the Leadership Development Programme (LDP) run by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP).
Ascenti Team
4 Oct

Our employee newsletter InSight wins industry award

On Friday 27 September Ascenti attended the Institute of Internal Communications (IoIC) Awards in London and took home the trophy for Best New Publication.
Ascenti Team
17 Sep

Ascenti a LaingBuisson Awards 2019 finalist

Ascenti has been selected as a finalist in the Excellence in Training category at the prestigious LaingBuisson Awards 2019.
Ascenti Team
11 Sep

From football pitch to boardroom - meet our Chief Commercial Officer

We are proud of our strong clinical leadership and boast some of the best talent in the business. Our Chief Commercial Officer, Kevin Doyle, is a qualified physiotherapist and brings a wealth of experience to his role. He also has a background as a professional footballer, which was ultimately the catalyst for his career in physiotherapy.
Ascenti Team
4 Sep

Launching online appointment booking

Our pay as you go customers can now book themselves into a clinic of their choice in a few easy clicks, making booking a physiotherapy appointment more convenient than ever before.
Ascenti Team
16 Aug

Summer sports events and fundraising

Ascenti employees have been braving a range of challenges and activities across the country this summer in aid of our charity partner of the year, Mind UK. 
Ascenti Team
9 Aug

Staff newsletter shortlisted for prestigious awards

Our staff newsletter has been awarded a Certificate of Excellence and shortlisted for the Best New Publication and the Best Employee Newsletter at the Institute of Internal Communications (IoIC) Awards 2019.
Ascenti Team
7 Aug

Launching our revolutionary exercise and rehab app

This month we launch the Ascenti Physio app, a new market leading exercise and rehabilitation app which will revolutionise how musculoskeletal injury is treated, by providing patients with physiotherapy services at the touch of a button.
Ascenti Team
31 Jul

Launch of student placements

In June 2019 we launched our first clinical placement for university students studying physiotherapy.
Ascenti Team
26 Jul

Ascenti finalist at the UK Customer Experience Awards

Following a period of significant positive change in the business, Ascenti has been shortlisted for the Business Change and Transformation award at the UK Customer Experience Awards (CXA) 2019. 
Ascenti Team
19 Jul

Introducing our new flagship clinic

After opening our first physiotherapy clinic in Birmingham 11 years ago, we are now revisiting our roots, making the new Edgbaston base the heart of our operation.
Ascenti Team
18 Jul

Ascenti partners with Bannatyne Gyms

We are excited to announce a partnership with national health club operator The Bannatyne Group, that sees Ascenti become their physiotherapy provider of choice. 
Ascenti Team
14 Jan

New NHS service improving lives in Lancashire

Ascenti partner with Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust to deliver brand new 'Central Lancashire Moving Well' service.
Ascenti Team
8 Aug

Ascenti teams up with GB paraclimbers

High hopes for GB Paraclimbing athlete at World Championships following specialist physio treatment.
Ascenti Team
19 Jun

Ascenti employees raise money for MS Society

Ascenti employees raise more than £700 for charity partner the MS Society and sign up to do the Three Peaks
Ascenti Team
14 Mar

Introducing Ascenti

The largest independent provider of physiotherapy in the UK rebrands from TICCS to Ascenti.