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Single-handed care was the talk of the town at this year’s Occupational Therapy Show, as healthcare professionals UK-wide are being tasked with finding alternative solutions to the widely adopted approach of “doubling-up” on caregiving wherever somebody requires manual handling. The … Continue reading

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We had a great time at the OT Show this year and we know you all enjoyed the Ferrero Rochers. We really felt that we made some new friends and developed our existing relationships. We’ve got some photos from our … Continue reading

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Today, November 19th 2015, is STOP Pressure Ulcer Day across Europe, raising awareness of Pressure Ulcers and how crucial it is that we prevent them. European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel or EPUAP was created in London in December 1996 to … Continue reading

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First launched in 2010, World Occupational Therapy Day was conceived by the World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT), to promote and celebrate Occupational Therapy as a profession internationally. Occupational Therapy, for those who have never heard the term, is “a client-centred … Continue reading

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The older population is increasing every year, with more people expected to need the use of nursing homes at some point in their life. Many of these patients require residential care for short periods, often as the result of a … Continue reading

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A leading NHS official has called for patients with complex care needs to have their conditions managed more effectively. Without making significant changes, the NHS will become overwhelmed by the increasing number of patients with long-term illnesses. This statement by … Continue reading

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All care workers in England will have to complete a new training course and obtain a certificate to show they are competent for the role. From next March, everyone starting in the role will be required to have gained the … Continue reading

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Elderly people who suffer a spinal cord injury generally have a different set of requirements to someone who is younger. Often they will have a range of complex conditions and their care will need adapting to take these into account. … Continue reading

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Not all users who are confined to their beds for large portions of the day necessarily need to be cared for within a hospital or nursing home. Sometimes the best place for them to be is in their own home. … Continue reading

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The National Institute of Care and Health Excellence (NICE) has recently released their latest guidelines on how care-home residents should be treated with regards to the medications they take. Rather than treating them differently than those who live independently, patients … Continue reading

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