#OTalk 17th October – CPD and service quality

This weeks #Otalk is on the topic of “The impact of CPD on enhancing service quality” and will be hosted by Adam Ferry and the OT Show (@AdamFerry3 and @TheOTShow).

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#OTalk 10th October – Using social, print or broadcast media to promote the profession.

This weeks #Otalk is on the topic of “promoting the profession” and will be hosted by Mark Whiteman (@mrkwhtmnOT).

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#OTalk 13th June – Occupational Palliative Rehabilitation: Transitioning across services.

This weeks #OTalk is on the topic of “Occupational Palliative Rehabilitation” and will be hosted by Jennifer Woods of the HIV, Oncology and Palliative care RCOT Specialist Section (@Rcotsshopc).

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#Otalk 29th November 2016 -Role emerging Occupational Therapy.

This weeks #Otalk topic is ‘Role emerging OT, friend or foe?’ and will be hosted by #OTalk Team member Kirstie (@Kirstie_OT).

Over recent years there has been an increase in Occupational Therapists working in broader roles such as team managers, honorary consultants, prescribers, discharge facilitators, case managers, care coordinators and within charities.

With OT having such a wide span of knowledge, training and experience it is a profession for the lifespan. This combined with it’s holistic approach means OT has plenty to offer so it is no surprise that OTs are now branching out from the traditional confines of acute and community care.

While these roles are a prime opportunity to show the world what we are capable of, are we doing our protected titles and the profession a disservice by taking on these generic roles?

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