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A new learning and development framework for occupational therapists working in Welsh social care has been announced today. 'Occupational Therapists in Social Care – A Learning and Development Framework' is being launched at an event this morning at the GreenMeadow Golf & Country Club in Cwmbran and is the first…
Schizophrenics and patients with bipolar disorder are being treated with dogs, rabbits and rats by using "animal magic" for therapy at a Manchester hospital. The seven-week course of animal-assisted therapy at North Manchester General Hospital sees them visiting men with long-term and severe mental health conditions, where patients begin to…
A new large-scale clinical trial is testing the effectiveness of NHS home assessment strategies in preventing elderly people from falling unnecessarily Falling in elderly people is a common problem, with almost 50% of those over the age of 80 experiencing a fall each year. People fall for a variety of…
Occupational therapists are calling for an end to a "high volume, low cost" approach to social care, which they say leaves many older people missing out on vital services. A new report from the Royal College of Occupational Therapists said providing the right care initially can prevent the need for…
Stroke patients are benefiting from an idea two Essex occupational therapy students came up with during a placement at Colchester General Hospital. A Cognitive Stimulation Room has been established on the Stroke Unit where stroke patients go for cognitive assessment and rehabilitation. It is the idea of Lisa Allsop and…
This series of toolkits has been designed to equip care homes with ideas and materials in order for them to provide a service focused on residents’ needs, preferences and activity choices. Throughout the toolkits, where it is recommended that specialist occupational therapy advice is required, this text will be highlighted…
Brunel University London are hosting an online webinar on Thursday 21 April 5.30-6.30pm for students interested in Occupational Thearpy BSc, one of the longest-established in the UK and highly rated for its excellence in teaching. You’ll experience the following: Dr Gail Eva will give you more details about the programme,…
Occupational therapist John Valmoria was struck off the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) Register because of a conviction for theft from a service user while working as a care home manager. A panel of the HCPC Conduct and Competence Committee heard that Mr Valmoria stole from a service user,…
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