Natalie Meaden - Occupational Therapist Advanced Clinical Practitioner

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Appointment Form

If you have been given an outpatient appointment at the hospitals and are unable to attend for whatever reason you can use the form below.

It is really important that you let us know of any changes as soon as possible. This means we can offer the original appointment to another patient.

Please complete the form below with your contact details and as much information as possible. You can find most of the information we need on your appointment letter.

If you have any problems using this form, please call the number on your appointment letter and we will do our best to help you. You will receive a response from us so you know it has been received and actioned.

If you wish to change the date and time of your appointment you, you can click the re-book option and state any dates that are not suitable for you, or you can contact us using the number on your appointment letter.

Day in the life of an OT ACP

I am an Occupational Therapist Advanced Clinical Practitioner working on the Acute Medical Unit, and supporting across Acute Medical Therapies. My ACP role focuses on the management of the older frail patient, many of whom have varying presentations and multiple co morbidities.

My primary functions involve examination, assessment, diagnosis, and providing meaningful, person centred intervention/treatment with a home first approach. I use a screening process each day to identify my caseload at the earliest opportunity to ensure that they are placed on the correct pathway with appropriate care and intervention.

This means working closely and communicating with the Frailty Assessment Unit and the Rapid response team, enhancing multidisciplinary working. On average, I can see between three to five patients per day, depending on the complexity of the cases, with the aim to facilitate a safe discharge home or put an appropriate management plan in place if NMFFD.

I thoroughly enjoy the challenge of managing the varying presentations and each day identifies a new potential area for development, allowing me to support the multi-disciplinary team and enhance the patient pathway.