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Occupational Therapists Glossary Term

Professionals whose specialist training equips them to work with people with a physical disability, learning disability/difficulty or mental health needs. They help people learn new skills or recover lost skills, and may arrange for special equipment or adaptations to accommodation.
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Older people Glossary Term

Usually defined as people aged 65 and over (although definitions vary)
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Out of Hours Service Glossary Term

A specific service to operate outside regular office hours to provide either a direct service where necessary, or offer advice, guidance or re-routing to more appropriate services.
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Outcomes Glossary Term

In social care, the term 'outcome' is often used to refer to the positive results of the social care a person has received. They represent changes or improvements that have taken place during the time someone has been receiving support.
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Ocular pemphigoid Glossary Term

An autoimmune condition which affects the eyes by causing inflammation of the conjunctiva which is the thin layer covering both the white part of the eye (the sclera) and the inner surface of the eyelids. The inflammation causes redness, discomfort, grittiness and dryness of the eyes.
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Optic atrophy Glossary Term

Damage to the optic nerve.
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OHMCI - Office of Her Majesty's Chief Inspector Glossary Term

A non-ministerial government department established under the Education (Schools) Act 1992 to take responsibility for the inspection of all schools in Wales. (The English equivalent is Ofsted). Their professional arm is formed by Her Majesty's Inspectors (HMI).
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Optical character recognition (OCR) software Glossary Term

OCR software is used in conjunction with a PC and camera or scanner to copy printed text to the computer and hold it electronically so it can be read by a screen reader or magnified with software.
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Optometry Wales Glossary Term

Optometry Wales is the professional umbrella organisation for all community optometrists, opticians and dispensing opticians in Wales. It represents the profession in lobbying and negotiation with Welsh Government, responding to consultations and ensuring the profession is represented at all levels in Wales
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