Members sought for OT push on the high street
The next stage in BAOT’s partnership with Boots, which will see OTs go instore at flagship stores to promote the profession to members of the public, is looking for more volunteers.
So far 50 BAOT members have already volunteered to offer up one day of their time in Q1 of 2013.
Are you in London on 9 November? Come and join us for A Cuppa Tea with an OT to celebrate OT Week!
Come and visit COT HQ between 11am and 3pm on the 9 November 2012.
We are the professional body for occupational therapists and we would love for you to discover how occupational therapy can help them remain independent, whether they have reduced physical abilities or mental health problems, or if they have children who require further support in their homes or schools.
COT goes head to head with Simon Burns MP to discuss Health and Social Care Bill
Occupational therapists work on groundbreaking CBeebies programme to get children moving
Occupational therapists, Dr Lynda Foulder-Hughes and SallyPayne, are part of the team bringing a unique children’s animation to our screens. Lynda and Sally, who volunteer at The Dyspraxia Foundation, worked as movement consultants on Tree Fu Tom, a fantasy adventure animation aimed at children aged 4-6 years old.
OT Week 2012 - dates and promotional materials
Occupational Therapy Week has a new look, which will help you to brand and promote all your activities, before, during and after Occupational Therapy Week. This year, Occupational Therapy Week is 5-11 November 2012.
During this week, you have the opportunity to share your passion for the profession, as well as engage with your local communities, peer groups and networks. It is also an ideal platform to campaign and influence political representatives and decision-makers to reinforce the value and contribution that occupational therapy makes to health and social care.
Delivering better care, delivering better value - book your free place on Department of Health AHP Conferences
Four forthcoming AHP Conferences organised by the Department of Health will enable OTs to fully understand the coming reforms to the health and care system and the opportunities they bring to maximise the AHP contribution to delivering innovative solutions. 'AHPs – delivering better care, delivering better value' will include workshops on commissioning, Any Qualified Provider and service redesign.
16 March 2012
Paragon Hotel, Birmingham
AHPs – delivering better care, delivering better value
Free networking event about Any Qualified Provider and Choose and Book
COT will be running a free networking event for BAOT members at our London headquarters on 21 March 2012. This event is aimed at those who are strategically placed in their organisations to prepare OT services in England for Any Qualified Provider (AQP) and Choose and Book. Speakers from the Department of Health will explain more about what AQP and Choose and Book mean for OT services. Places will be limited to two per organisation and no lunch will be provided.
Contact your MP to support OT week
Something that everyone can do for Occupational Therapy week is request their local MP supports the aims of OT week: Making a Difference.
An Early Day Motion (2385) has been tabled by Labour MP Nick Smith of Blaenau Gwent supporting OT week. Early day motions (EDMs) are tabled by MPs to publicise a particular event or cause, and to gather support among MPs for that event or cause. MPs demonstrate their support for an EDM by signing the motion.
Share your OT week - 7-13 November
Next week (7-13 November) is OT week, your opportunity to share your passion for Occupational Therapy and promote it to your friends, colleagues, local communities and networks.
We have sent out over 500 OT week packs to members, so are expecting a lot of activity taking place around the country over the course of OT week and beyond!
Occupational Therapists celebrate World OT day with virtual exchange of knowledge
On 26-27 October, occupational therapists across the world will come together as one online community to share 24 hours of knowledge. The Occupational Therapy 24hr virtual exchange will mark World OT day on 27 October, and is led by OT4OT, a group of Occupational Therapists from Canada, New Zealand, America and the UK.