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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.
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.
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Ascenti acquires My Online Therapy
Ascenti has announced the acquisition of My Online Therapy, a pioneering mental health technology platform.
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 partners with Bupa
Ascenti has launched a new strategic partnership with leading health insurance provider Bupa.
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 Quality Account 2022/23
A report on the quality of our services during 2022/23 and key areas of accountability.
Providing Simplyhealth with easy access to high quality physiotherapy treatment
Ascenti recently launched a new partnership with nationwide health cash plan provider, Simplyhealth.
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’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.
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.
Gender pay gap report 2022
As a progressive organisation, we are committed to promoting a fair and inclusive workplace.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 shortlisted in the COVER Excellence Awards
Ascenti has been nominated as a finalist in the 2022 Cover Excellence Awards.
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 shortlisted for training award by LaingBuisson
Ascenti has been named a finalist in the “Excellence in Training” category at the 2022 LaingBuisson Awards.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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 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 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.
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 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.
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.
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 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 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.
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 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 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’.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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’.
2021 Physio Grad Scheme
The Ascenti Physiotherapy Graduate Scheme is now open and welcoming applications for the 2021 cohort.
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 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 partners with bd-capital
Ascenti has secured investment and a new partnership with operationally led private equity firm, bd-capital.
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’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 partner with healthcare management app myGP
Ascenti has partnered with myGP to provide users with speedy access to expert physiotherapy services.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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 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 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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 has an exhaustive business continuity plan and is well prepared for the possible escalation scenarios relating to COVID-19.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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 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).
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 a LaingBuisson Awards 2019 finalist
Ascenti has been selected as a finalist in the Excellence in Training category at the prestigious LaingBuisson Awards 2019.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Launch of student placements
In June 2019 we launched our first clinical placement for university students studying physiotherapy.
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.
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 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.
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 teams up with GB paraclimbers
High hopes for GB Paraclimbing athlete at World Championships following specialist physio treatment.
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