News

  • Tuesday 22nd July 2014

    Since 2007 COT has been developing national sets of terms for use by occupational therapists when recording their notes in digital care records.

  • Friday 11th July 2014

    A cross-party committee of MPs and peers has made key recommendations to the government in a major report on the draft care and support bill in England.

    The recommendations take account of key concerns raised by the College of Occupational Therapists in both its consultation response, and...

  • Wednesday 9th July 2014

    The College of Occupational Therapists hosted a special awards ceremony on 3 July to celebrate members’ success in the 2014 COT annual awards and UKOTRF research grants funding rounds, and the 2014 Merit Awards.

  • Wednesday 9th July 2014

    Occupational therapists and other local government workers are set to strike over pay on Thursday 10 July. BAOT members will join colleagues across England, Wales and Northern Ireland to demand that employers get back to the negotiating table and deliver fair pay.

  • Monday 7th July 2014

    Despite an increased prevalence of autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) (Elsabbagh et al 2012) and a better understanding of challenging behaviour itself (Royal College of Psychiatrists et al 2007) there remains a lack of specific evidence-based guidance for occupational therapists in this field...

  • Wednesday 2nd July 2014

    Renewal forms will be sent out to all existing BAOT members by the end of September in time for the renewal process which begins on 1 October 2011. If you pay for your BAOT membership by Direct Debit you don't need to do anything because your membership will be automatically renewed...

  • Friday 27th June 2014

    NHS England has announced the appointment of Suzanne Rastrick as Chief Allied Health Professions Officer. Suzanne, occupational therapist and Council member of the British Association and College of Occupational therapists, will take up her new role from September.

  • Wednesday 25th June 2014

    The Department of Health has asked occupational therapists to get involved in developing the regulations and guidance that will support the Care Act’s implementation in England from April 2015. A new consultation on the draft regulations and guidance for part 1 of the Care Act covers...

  • Friday 20th June 2014

    The College of Occupational Therapists is supporting National Care Homes Open day today (20 June) as part of their ongoing programme to champion meaningful activity in residential care.  Care homes will celebrate by opening their doors to the public, connecting with their local communities...

  • Thursday 19th June 2014

    Occupational therapy has been written into new social care legislation in Wales for the first time. Occupational therapy is included in the Social Services and Wellbeing (Wales) Act as a key intervention to meet individuals’ care and support needs.