Published on 30th October 2017
Occupational therapy should be utilised to enable people with learning disabilities and challenging behaviour to live at home, according to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.
Published on 16th October 2017
Over half of local authorities expect to overspend on their adult social care budget by almost £21 million each, a survey has revealed.
Published on 18th September 2017
Function Management with Pain
3rd and 26th October, The Holiday Inn, Stratford City, London
2nd and 21st of November, The Macdonald Hotel and Spa, Manchester
Published on 5th September 2017
As locum occupational therapists are being asked to re-register with The Health and Care Professions Council, some of you will be chosen for an audit of Continued Professional Development. As part of the re-registration process, 2.5 per cent of OTs will be selected at random to have your CPD profiles audited. Here are exclusive tips from the HCPC for completing your CPD profile in case you are one of the selected OT’s.
Published on 21st August 2017
The government’s Mental Health Workforce Plan has been criticised for failing to include allied health professionals and social workers.
Published on 4th August 2017
The mental health workforce is set to expand by 21,000 new posts, the government has announced.
Published on 14th July 2017
The current social care system is having a ‘dehumanising and isolating effect’ on older and vulnerable people, the Royal College of Occupational Therapists has warned.
Published on 21st June 2017
Occupational therapists are being urged to join a campaign to highlight the value of occupational therapy in social care.
Published on 7th June 2017
Occupation-focused occupational therapy for adults in secure hospitals can literally transform a patient’s experience of their detention, the Royal College of Occupational Therapists has stated.
Published on 21st April 2017
Sarah Piercey is a Locum Occupational Therapist (OT) currently on a contract with a local authority social services department in North London. Sarah is from Perth in Western Australia and found that locuming enabled her to travel around the UK since moving here three years ago.
Published on 3rd April 2017
Guidance on patient group direction (PGD) which allows occupational therapists to supply and administer specified medicines in specific circumstances has been produced by the College of Occupational Therapists.