Occupational Therapists poised to play greater role in Blue Badge Assessments

College of Occupational Therapists, 13 January 2015

Blue Badge assessments will move from GPs to ‘independent mobility assessors’ following government reforms of the Blue Badge scheme. The change represents an ideal opportunity for OTs to take on additional responsibility particularly those working in local authorities as budgets begin to transfer from the NHS to social care…

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People need more support when choosing a care home, says College of Occupational Therapists

College of Occupational Therapists, 7 October 2014

The College of Occupational Therapists has called for more support when choosing care for an elderly relative after it was found 8 in 10 people find it more stressful than getting divorced or moving house.  The survey of Gransnet and Mumsnet users, commissioned by a Care Quality Commission (CQC), also revealed that many people in residential care are not having their likes and dislikes taken into account.

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Focus On: Allied Health Professionals

The Nuffield Trust, 30 September 2014

This QualityWatch report, published in partnership with the Health Foundation, explores how best the quality of care delivered by allied health professionals can be measured, and presents the key findings from the available data.

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College of Occupational Therapists’ response to Commission on Residential Care’s Report

College of Occupational Therapy, September 2014

The College of Occupational Therapy responds to the Commission on Residential Care’s final report following a year- long investigation into the housing with care sector in England.

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