From Patient to Practitioner

From Patient to Practitioner

During my first year of practice I’ve been trying to make the transition from student to practitioner, as well as making the transition from care receiver to care giver. Doing both at once is not easy. Part of the problem I’ve had is that throughout my life, the...
Looking out at a sea of navy.

Looking out at a sea of navy.

Have you ever attended training, development or started a preceptorship programme and wondered what colour uniform you were actually wearing? I have, as a Band 6 occupational therapist in an acute physical setting supervising newly qualified staff, with resources that...
We Are Seeking Critical Friends

We Are Seeking Critical Friends

The Year One Thriving Not Surviving project is focused on creating a self-coaching resource to support the wellbeing of newly qualified occupational therapists. The project is funded by the Elizabeth Casson Trust and you can find out more about how they can support...
A Blog About Blogs

A Blog About Blogs

I am a former child. It gives me empathy. Whenever I see a boy get a bagful of homework, I recognise that sigh. I am an ex-patient. Though the trauma happened a long time ago, the memory is still raw. If I hear the whirr of a dentist’s drill, BANG, I’m back in the...
The River

The River

The River had a fountain Of sparkling water Gushing at speed Glistening in the bright sunlight Brilliant I could hardly believe it Going from an occupational therapy helper to a finally qualified therapist With a Degree It was a spurt of energy never experienced...