Occupational Therapy case study in FT article

A Primary Care Sheffield service has been included in a case study in a Financial Times article about helping people to stay in work.

The article, by Financial Times columnist, reporter, and associate editor identifies Occupational Therapy as way of addressing the recent trend of people dropping out of the workforce due to ill health.

Occupational therapy helps you live your best life at home, at work – and everywhere else. It’s about being able to do the things you want and have to do. That includes helping people overcome challenges such as going to work, remaining in work, but also more everyday challenges like cooking a meal or going to the shops. It focuses on a person’s wellbeing and their ability to participate in activities. Supporting individuals to live fulfilling and meaningful lives.

Jodie Hall, an Occupational Therapist at Primary Care Sheffield, told the Financial Times “When you look at the bigger picture, the outcomes tend to be better. We’re very goal oriented, we set goals and care plans, and review as we go along. We’re looking at ‘where do you want to be, is it achievable, are we working towards it?’.”

At Primary Care Sheffield we working to make sure more Occupational Therapists, and other allied health professionals are available through people’s GP surgeries so they can reach those who need them much earlier. Read the Financial Times article here (£) https://www.ft.com/content/e2818aaf-6e79-4c12-bfe5-1864d078f8a7