I am writing to request information, under the Freedom of Information Act, around the provision of occupational therapy services within your vanguard site. This is part of an ongoing audit being undertaken across all Vanguard sites in the UK which will be used to identify how and where occupational therapists are being utilised.
I would be very grateful if you, or the relevant individual within the vanguard site, could provide the following information:
1. How have occupational therapists been involved in the design of your vanguard site to date?
Held stakeholder events in community settings for Community staff.
Small number of Occupational Therapists involved in looking at new models re Musculoskeletal (MSK).
2. How many occupational therapists have been involved in the design of your Vanguard site to date?
A wide range of Community staff from Calderdale and Huddersfield Foundation Trust have attended Vanguard events to date. Further information on specific numbers would need to be obtained from the provider Calderdale and Huddersfield Foundation Trust.
3. Where do occupational therapists sit within the new structures of the Vanguard site? For example, do they sit within a multi-disciplinary team?
We have not made any specific plans regarding Occupational Therapists. At present we are developing our multi-disciplinary teams for the new models of care. All partners and providers in the Calderdale Vanguard are involved with this development. In May an event is taking place to engage with staff to design the Integrated Community model.
4. What role will occupational therapists play in your Vanguard site moving forward?
As answer 3 above, but in addition Occupational Therapists will be integral to the model of care and multi-disciplinary ways of working.