Made2Aid Newsletter

Made2Aid's monthly newsletters highlight important events and discussions within the healthare world

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September 2015: HCPC and OT CPD Audit

Apologies in advance to anyone who has strayed across this newsletter and isn’t an Occupational Therapist (OT), an Allied Health Professional (AHP), a member of the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) or anyone who engages in Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

You may want to stop reading now, as the abbreviations might have flicked your attention switch to ‘off’ and the rest of the content is unlikely to be the most interesting thing you’ve ever read! But, on the other hand, you may want to continue reading to learn about how good standards of professional practice for a range of disciplines, (including arts therapists, biomedical scientists, hearing aid dispensers, paramedics, practitioner psychologists, radiographers, social workers (in England) and speech and language therapists), are upheld in the UK and who keeps a wary eye on what we’re doing and how we’re doing it.

August 2015: End of Life & Palliative Care

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has issued draft guidelines, open for consultation, on Care of the Dying Adult: New guidelines, (anticipated publication date, December 2015), will replace...

July 2015: Remap Awards 2015

Ingenious aids and inventions, all custom-made by volunteers for the charity Remap, won prizes at a recent awards ceremony. The annual awards are given in recognition of the commitment of the many volunteers who

June 2015: Health and Housing

The Marmot Review, Fair Society, Healthy Lives, published in 2010, provided evidence to show that the conditions into which people are now born, grow, live, work and age has a direct link to health. It highlighted

May 2015: Dementia - Ethical Issues

According to statistics published in a policy paper by the last coalition government, (May 2015), there are approximately 800,000 people in the UK with dementia and this figure is expected to double by...

April 2015: Election Enlightenment

In the lead up to the 2015 General Election, we thought it might be useful to look at the main parties plans for the NHS and social care in this months newsletter. The party manifestos are still to be published, but we hope this topic will stimulate discussion

March 2015: The story behind Made2Aid

The idea of Made2Aid originated when I was working in my previous job as a Healthcare Product Consultant for a company that manufactures postural supports and assistive technology products. I was in this job for a considerable amount of time and, as my experience of assessing and advising on suitable products grew...

February 2015: Message post from designed2enable

Occupational Therapists (OTs) will find the newly launched Made2Aid online directory a great help in sourcing products and training information for themselves and their clients. Here at designed2enable - - we work closely with Occupational Therapists as they...