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Being an Occupational Therapist

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Our Community Health Occupational Therapists (OTs) in Norwich and Social Services Occupational Therapists from Norfolk County Council (NCC) work together to triage OT referrals from a joint SystemOne OT waiting list. OTs from NHC&C and NCC attend joint training and workshops to improve the service we provide.

The benefits of this have been:

  • Reduction in duplicated referrals through a joint triage approach
  • Deployment of the most appropriate OT with the right skill set
  • No more duplication of a social care OT/health OT home visits
  • OTs seek advice from colleagues rather than creating a new referral which has resulted in greater continuity of care
  • Patients only have to tell their story once
  • Staff now have extended skills and a better understanding of health/social care OT roles

Click here to find out more about our Occupational Therapists and view our current vacancies.