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NICE- accredited practice guidelines aim to improve occupational therapy care

Service users and commissioners of health and social care services can now access NICE accredited Occupational Therapy Practice Guidelines. The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has accredited the process used by The College of Occupational Therapists to … Read more → – NICE- accredited practice guidelines aim to improve occupational therapy care

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Occupational therapy in accident and emergency

In January 2012, Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust received 12 months’ temporary funding from NHS Airedale, Bradford and Leeds to pilot a scheme providing occupational therapy (OT) at Bradford Royal Infirmary’s accident and emergency department (A&E). The scheme began … Read more → – Occupational therapy in accident and emergency

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Early Occupational Therapy intervention improves recovery after hip surgery

New guidelines on Total Hip Replacement call for early Occupational Therapy intervention to improve recovery after hip replacement surgery.  Occupational Therapists are key to helping people get back on track following hip surgery, reducing the risk of health complications and … Read more → – Early Occupational Therapy intervention improves recovery after hip surgery

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Setting the benchmark for AHP services

Stepping back and taking stock can often be the best way to evaluate success, identify areas for improvement and implement change. Knowing where to begin can be the hardest part – especially when there is no benchmark for comparison. Where … Read more → – Setting the benchmark for AHP services

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TOMs: supporting learning disability AHPs to show how they improve health and lives

Leads for physiotherapy, dietetics, occupational therapy and speech and language therapy for adults with learning disabilities in Leeds wanted to know how they could demonstrate their clinical interventions were improving the health and lives of their service users. While they … Read more → – TOMs: supporting learning disability AHPs to show how they improve health and lives

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