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Currently OT services in Perth and Kinross have been provided separately by the NHS and Local Authority. The NHS provides a service to adults, primarily in hospital and clinical settings which focuses on the rehabilitation of patients. It employs around 27 full-time equivalent staff. Perth and Kinross Council’s Community OT service employs around 21 full-time equivalent staff within four locality based teams. It provides a community based service to adults and children which generally focuses on adapting the environment for clients.
The preferred model for integration in P and K is the creation of four locality based teams (linked to the emerging P and K Social Work structure), with and acute hospital based service remaining at Perth Royal Infirmary. All community based OTs would provide a generic service and have access to hospital based specialisms as required.
As the telecare service developed in Aberdeen City it soon become apparent that training was required for professionals to raise their awareness around telecare, inform them of the functions of telecare equipment and the importance of considering telecare in assessment.
The service had delivered many awareness sessions in telecare events and to individual teams, but it was felt we needed staff across all sectors trained to an enhanced level so they could act as a point of reference for their colleagues.