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  • Five Myths of Occupational Therapy

    • 23 Jun 2022

    Is Occupational therapy the same as occupational health? Sally Payne and Lauren Walker run through 5 Occupational Therapy myths...

  • Why I Switched Careers To Work in Occupational Therapy

    • 23 Jun 2022

    Lauren Walker, professional adviser, Royal College of Occupational Therapists "Occupational therapy was a second career for me. I had an arts background and my first degree was in drama. I really did think I’d be a famous actor at one time! I did a few jobs after graduating, including working in theatre administration, but I really enjoyed performing and connecting with people."

  • Choosing a Career in Occupational Therapy

    • 16 Jun 2022

    Dr Sally Payne, Children’s Occupational Therapist and Professional Adviser, Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT), answers questions about a career in occupational therapy.

  • Applying For A Mental Health Job Following A Dismissal Or Sanction

    • 28 Apr 2022

    Finding work after being investigated, dismissed or with any kind of fitness to practice sanction is difficult but not impossible.

  • Applying For Mental Health Jobs When You Are Neurodivergent

    • 28 Apr 2022

    There are many neurodivergent people working in the health sector. In the mental health field, their experiences often make them far more empathetic and understanding with patients which can, in turn, help improve services.

  • Career Change Advice: Mental Health Nursing

    • 24 Mar 2022

    Health Education England’s Ellie Gordon answers questions on mental health nursing.

  • How To Progress Your Mental Health Nursing Career

    • 24 Mar 2022

    Health Education England’s Ellie Gordon explains how to take your career to the next level.

  • Why are assessment centres used for NHS recruitment?

    • 2 Mar 2022

    Assessment centres are increasingly common in the NHS particularly when recruiting nurses. They are also used in cases when there are a large number of applicants – such as for graduate roles, overseas recruitment drives or where there has been a specific recruitment campaign for a type of role. It means employers can make multiple job offers on the same day.

  • The Complete Guide to Becoming a Psychiatrist

    • 10 Feb 2022

    A psychiatrists job is to diagnose and treat mental health conditions in persons of all ages. Psychiatry is a branch of medicine that comprises six specialties – child and adolescent psychiatry, forensic psychiatry, general adult psychiatry, medical psychotherapy, old age psychiatry and psychiatry of learning disability. Psychiatry is the fifth largest medical specialty in the UK

  • Guide to NHS pay outside London (Agenda for Change) 2021/2022

    • 10 Feb 2022

    Pay for nurses, occupational therapists, psychologists and most other staff in the NHS is set according to a set pay scale called Agenda for Change (AfC). The basic pay bands apply to all such staff working outside London and the surrounding areas.

  • Guide to London NHS pay (Agenda for Change) 2021/2022

    • 10 Feb 2022

    Agenda for Change, the pay scale for most NHS staff including nurses, occupational therapists and psychologists, includes additional payments, called the high cost area supplement (HCAS), intended to compensate staff for the additional costs of living in London and the surrounding areas.