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How AHPs have adapted new ways of working during COVID-19

Section: The ALLIANCEType: News Item Date Published: 22nd July 2020

In a series of podcasts, AHPs from NHS Ayrshire and Arran describe how services have adapted and continue providing care and support.

ALLIANCE Live podcasts continues its look into how health professionals are adapting their services to the COVID-19 pandemic with a three-part miniseries interviewing AHPs from NHS Ayrshire and Arran.

Three AHPs took part in the interviews: Christina Starrs, an Advanced Practice Physiotherapist working within Primary Care Musculoskeletal services; Gemma Murray, an Occupational Therapist working in localities of North Ayrshire; and Gemma O’Neill, an Occupational Therapist based in a Ayrshire prison.

The interviews ask how each individual and the teams they work within have pulled their knowledge and resources together and continued providing care and support despite the difficult circumstances. What stands out is the levels of innovation and ingenuity that has taken place by staff teams, be it through simple, small changes that help provide that feeling of compassionate care or creating new processes through the need to use digital technology and remote working.

Listeners will be set to gain an understanding of the immense levels of safety measures that have been implemented for staff and those receiving care. Listeners will also get a sense of the teamwork and effort that takes place in the background to allow AHPs and other health professionals to do their jobs to the best of their abilities.

All three of the podcasts are now available on Anchor.FM:

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