Self-managing and streamlining heavy workloads

This is a call out to other Therapists and general professionals that work in busy, often chaotic, environments. Demands on healthcare professionals are ever-increasing as we juggle clinical time with accompanying administration, handovers, meetings, planning and input surrounding safeguarding, referring onto other services and more. To those of you that are in roles where you are responsible for managing your time, I wondered what feedback you might have for the things that work and the things that could do with improving when it comes to having a streamlined daily process. For example, how many sets of clinical notes do you write: just in the patient file, or for your own files too? How many referral documents do you require in order to see a patient? How do you manage unforeseen events that happen and need following up within the working day? Please do let me know by commenting below!

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Ellie received her MA in Music Therapy from Roehampton University, and undertook additional training to receive certification as a Neurologic Music Therapist. She is a full-time member of the Chiltern Music Therapy team as well as the Therapy Manager for the organisation, and has experience of working individually and running groups with adults, older adults, children and infants across a number of health and social care sectors, including learning disabilities, ASD, mental health, brain injury and dementia. Alongside her music therapy work Ellie was previously a Trustee for the British Association for Music Therapy.

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