Reducing Pressures on Hospitals: Exploring the Potential Impact of Occupational Therapists (BBC News / COT / BAOT)

Summary

A report from the College of Occupational Therapists demonstrates the role(s) which occupational therapists (and physiotherapists) can play in helping to reduce avoidable admissions / re-admissions to hospitals and subsequent delayed discharges of care in transitioning patients back into the community. This report is based on the “Reducing the Pressure on Hospitals” study at Cardiff’s University Hospital of Wales.

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Occupational therapists call to cut hospital admissions. London: BBC Health News / BBC Wales News, November 8th 2016.

See the COT press release for further details:

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Occupational therapy proves crucial for reducing hospital admission in Wales. Press release. London: College of Occupational Therapists (COT), November 8th 2016.

This relates to:

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Reducing the pressure on hospitals: a report on the value of occupational therapy in Wales. London: College of Occupational Therapists (COT), November 2016.

There is a Welsh language version too.

Occupational Therapy: Improving Lives, Saving Money Campaign

There is a national “Occupational Therapy: Improving Lives, Saving Money” campaign taking place during November 2016.

Winter Pressures in the NHS

Timely UK-wide contextual analysis:

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Pym, H. (2016). How will the NHS cope this winter? London: BBC Health News, November 8th 2016.

Advice from experts on the critical state of social care in the Autumn Statement:

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The Autumn Statement: joint statement on health and social care. London: King’s Fund, Health Foundation [and] Nuffield Trust, November 2016.

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