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Date announced for the 2014 OT Practice Conference

16th August 2013

This news article is from Handicare UK. Articles that appear on this website are for information purposes only.

The Occupational Therapy Practice has announced the date of its annual conference for 2014. The highly anticipated event will be held at the Hilton Hotel, Gatwick, on 21st March 2014 and hundreds of people are sure to turn up to be updated on the developments of the occupational therapy sector.

The event is one of the biggest of the year for occupational therapists, who will be able to meet with suppliers of products that can be used to adapt the home environment, from the latest new stairlifts to fresh ideas on how to make sure those who spend prolonged periods in bed are in comfort. Having worked with providers such as Handicare before, the OT Practice Conference is sure to help therapists get up to date with aids that can help make the home environment both safe and comfortable.

On top of this, professionals from the occupational therapy sector will be able to meet with fellow members of the industry and talk about how to improve their services to continue to deliver high quality treatment in the future. A number of key figures, including solicitors and members of the Suzy Lamplugh Trust, have been scheduled to speak at the conference, and these people will be offering their advice and leading discussions of the key issues affecting the provision of occupational therapy in the homes of patients.

One session will focus on the difficulties that therapists face when working alone to treat and assess people in their own homes, and will also provide advice on how to make sure that both the patients and therapists feel safe. Occupational therapists will also be updated regarding their legal duties and responsibilities when writing reports and case notes in a session led by a solicitor.

As well as providing industry updates on useful independent-living technology such as new riser recliner chairs, wet-floor shower areas and wheelchairs, the OT Practice Conference offers practitioners the opportunity to tackle important issues they all face, helping them to further their development and offer useful services to even more people in the future. Although the conference is not open to members of the public, it provides further evidence to those who use occupational therapy that professionals are keeping up to date with the latest independent-living aid technology and are ensuring that patients continue to receive the best standards of care possible.

More information about the annual OT Practice Conference can be found by emailing Kate Sheehan, director of the OT Practice, on kate@theotpractice.co.uk. Alternatively, speak to Kate by calling 01628 857144.

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