NRS Healthcare visited A-level students at a college in Doncaster to talk about the role of an Occupational Therapy.

Emma Newton, Regional Clinical Lead and Occupational Therapist and Anita Hitchin, an Occupational Therapy Assistant from NRS in Doncaster met with and talked to 40 Year 12 and 13 students from New College Doncaster, who are learning about healthcare professionals for an upcoming exam.

During a presentation Emma and Anita discussed how to become an OT, the qualifications needed, how varied occupational therapy is and what their roles involve. They also demonstrated how to use a Molift, raiser, transfer board, dressing sticks and furniture raisers before the students had the opportunity to try themselves.

Sophie Norris, Community Engagement Lead for NRS Healthcare in Doncaster, said:

“We were delighted to be able to visit students at New College and Emma gave a great presentation to students."

This is the first time NRS has been into the college, but the Head of Faculty for Health and Social Care, Kim Knowlson, said she was looking forward to working with NRS again. She said:

“Our Health and Social Care students attended the talk and had the opportunity to ask questions and get involved in a practical activity where NRS staff showed them some of the equipment they use day-to-day. It was a really beneficial session, particularly in relation to information needed for the students to sit an external exam.”

The visit was organised as part of Careers Week, which took place from 4-9th March.

Sophie is looking forward to revisiting the campus in April to talk to students at a Year 12 careers evening, where they can learn more about different employers in their areas as well as the different career paths available.