Health and Social Care Services Must Adapt to Meet Older People’s Urgent Care Needs
Draft Care and Support Bill now open for comment online
The Department of Health is seeking your views on the draft Care and Support Bill. You can explore the Bill and comment online using the new draft Care and Support Bill site.
Occupational Therapy in Social Care in the UK: Future Focus and Potential position statement launched at COT Conference 2012
Government commits to work with OTs in the next stage of NHS reforms
Simon Burns MP, Minister of State for Health has written to Chief executive Julia Scott following the recent meeting at the Department of Health. The minister appreciated the “frank and honest discussion” and the robust points that COT put forward regarding the Health and Social Care Bill.
Carewell launches to help support carers' energy management and the people they care for
Created with input from Carers UK, Bupa and MEND, Carewell encourages carers to make positive changes to their lifestyle so they’re better able to care. It combines tips from health experts and carers themselves in an easy-to-use online hub which used easily as time allows.
Under the overall banner of ‘energy to care’ the site aimes to help carers feel more energetic and better able to care as a result. Content covers four key areas:
COT goes head to head with Simon Burns MP to discuss Health and Social Care Bill
BAOT/COT presses Prime Minister for response to concerns about Health and Social Care Bill
The British Association and College of Occupational Therapists has written to the Prime Minister to reiterate that BAOT/COT does not support the Health and Social Care Bill in its current form. BAOT/COT previously outlined concerns about the Bill in a letter to Secretary of State Andrew Lansley MP (10 February 2012), in particular, drawing attention to the absence of Allied Health Professionals from the Clinical Commissioning Groups.
Allied Health Professions Federation writes to Prime Minister withholding support from the Health and Social Care Bill
The Allied Health Professions Federation, representing the 12 allied health professional bodies*, has been concerned from the outset with some of the reforms to the NHS implicit in the Health and Social Care Bill, and associated implementation plans. Today, the Federation has written to the Prime Minister, stating that it is unable to support the Bill in its current form. The concerns centre on: