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5 tips to sharpen your CV as an occupational therapist

Looking to get your foot in the door as an occupational therapist? Check out our tips below and discover how to make your CV shine in an ever-competitive industry.      1.Formatting matters   Let’s start with some savvy formatting tips that will help your CV stand out to recruiters.  Firstly, as a OT your …

The vital role of occupational therapy in social care

Did you know that occupational therapists are responsible for 35– 45% of local authority referrals despite only comprising of 2% of the workforce? In this blog, we take time to recognise and celebrate the significant role occupational therapists play in social care settings.  Enhancing independence Occupational therapists help individuals regain and maintain their ability to …

Delayed discharge data: highlighting the importance of rehabilitation

New data reveals the reasons behind the backlog of patients occupying NHS beds. The NHS figures show that an average of 1,791 patients, all of whom had been in hospital for at least 14 days, were waiting for rehabilitation services so they could be safely discharged during June. This was primarily due to a lack …

Rehabilitation services to receive government funding

The UK government shared plans to provide additional funding to rehabilitation, in a statement last week.    More than £200m will be spent on healthcare services in each local area to speed up hospital discharge and free up NHS beds.    Currently, an estimated 13,000 patients are unable to leave hospital each day due to …

3 tips for your first occupational therapy rotation

Congratulations! You’ve finished what felt like an eternity of studying and you’re gearing up to start your first role as a qualified occupational therapist. As the big day draws closer and closer; you’re starting to panic – what should you expect? Are you prepared for the first week? In this blog, Amaré Health discusses 3 …

How occupational therapists help support those with sensory processing disorders

From children to adults, occupational therapists help support a range of people with varying conditions to lead more independent and enjoyable lives. But what does this look like? And could occupational therapy be the next step in your career? Today we discuss how occupational therapists help those with sensory processing disorders to better respond to …

5 must-have qualities of an occupational therapist

Thinking of starting a career in occupational therapy? If you possess these 5 qualities then it could be the perfect role for you. Carry on reading to find out the must-haves for occupational therapists.  Interpersonal skills In order to be constructive in helping patients, occupational therapists must possess interpersonal skills such as active listening, communication, …

RCOT Membership – Everything Occupational Therapists should know

Did you know if you’re an occupational therapist you can get a Royal College of Occupational Therapists Membership? It is an easy joining process and has many benefits for your career and personal development. Keep reading to find out more information about it.

Are you promoting equality, diversity and inclusion as a healthcare professional?

Have you recently experienced a form of discrimination in the workplace, know a colleague who has, or witnessed something you want to challenge? We know it can often feel like you don’t know where to start and may need some guidance on how to make your workplace a better place for everyone, so keep reading …

Interview questions you may be asked as a healthcare professional

So you have read through our interview tips blog post and now need to take some time to think about how you will answer possible interview questions? We have put together a list of potential questions below:  

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