Tag: occupational therapy staffing shortages

Government commits to boosting occupational health services

The UK government has shared plans to boost occupational services and add to the workforce.  This move was announced as part of Jeremy Hunt’s spring budget, which highlighted the need for improved occupational health (OH) services.  It is hoped that with this move will come improved employee retention and better support for those returning to …

Staffing shortages in occupational therapy continue to burden frontline staff

Staffing shortages in occupational therapists continues to burden frontline staff, with 11.3% of council occupational therapist posts vacant since September 2022.    This marks a 8.9% increase from the year before, according to data from Skills For Care.   Turnover rate also rose to 14.4% in the year to September 2022, which is 12% higher …

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