With the recently published NHS Long Term Plan advocating that personalised care is a key development required to modernise services, occupational therapists are ideally placed to advise on how to articulate the shift urgently required from a medicalised model to one based on personalised care.
This report, published by the Royal College of Occupational Therapists, illustrates how occupational therapists across health and care enable a personalised approach to care by:
- focusing on people’s strengths and balancing choice and risk,
- enabling people to take part in daily activities that are important to them,
- ensuring that people stay connected to family, friends and communities