The workshop was attended by members of the forum and the following is their feedback.
Location: Manor Green School
Discuss the proposal to have a joint forum to align commissioning of SALT, OT and Physiotherapy in East Berkshire.
Currently there is a Triage service, which the professionals feel is need lead. It is structured in three stages.
It was discussed that regarding EHCP’s; the council can only add professional reports recommendations to an EHCP and these have to be NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) approved.
The workshop recognized that the forum should first concentrate on OT waiting times, and recruitment of OT professionals. More data is needed on this subject.
This is an ongoing discussion and no decisions have been made to date.