The highest recognition for Cumbria’s Occupational Therapists

The Chief Allied Health Professions Officer for NHS England, Suzanne Rastrick, has sent out a Christmas blog within which she sends a message of support to AHPs in Cumbria following the floods.

She said:

“I want to end by sending a message of support to all the AHPs in Cumbria, which I will be visiting in July 2016, who are continuing to work and provide marvellous services despite the massive problems caused by the recent floods and devastation to many, many homes and people lives.”

Her full blog is here

Janet Folland, Professional Lead for OT’s at Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust said:

“We are very touched that Suzanne has given her support for the Allied health professionals in Cumbria who, along with all health professionals, have all worked tirelessly throughout the floods to make sure our patients are safe.

“The visit to which Suzanne refers to is an occupational therapy networking event which is being organised as part of the ‘Occupational therapy cross organisational aligning pathways Collaboration’ which brings together occupational therapist from across all the NHS Trusts in Cumbria and Adult Social Care.

“We are yet to confirm the full programme but we are very pleased that Suzanne has agreed to join us and to deliver a keynote speech.”


The network event will be held at the University of Cumbria, Fusehill Street campus, Carlisle, on Thursday 14th July and Friday 15th July 2016.


For more information about Cumbria’s OTs please click here.

To read about the day in the life of an OT working in the Community Team click here