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Making the case for a career change



Having worked as a neurosciences occupational therapist in the NHS for more than 15 years, it felt somewhat surreal leaving behind my team and service, which had become deeply embedded in my daily routine.

The opportunity to undertake an exciting new challenge in my career, despite the anxieties of the unknown and a loyalty to a service of which I was extremely fond and proud, paved the way for a move that in the end proved difficult to decline.

Before I could hesitate, I was driving to Cornwall to complete an immediate needs assessment and I was delighted to complete my report within the 21-day deadline. Phew! I reflect on my first year in case management noting the increased consumption of coffee but more significantly with immense pride of my achievements.

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