New member benefit with access to the American Journal of Occupational Therapy
We are delighted to announce that members can now benefit from even more high quality reading to inform their practice or study, with access to the American Journal of Occupational Therapy (AJOT).
Updated journal list for members
Do you need to access journal articles for work or study? See what is available to BAOT members via our A-Z journal holdings list.
The available journals Include:
‘Supporting Practice – Evidence and Resources’ - more topics now online
SPEaR (Supporting Practice – Evidence and Resources), a new online resource for BAOT members, was launched in January 2012 to aid searching for relevant occupational therapy specific information.
Four more topics have now been added to the web pages and these focus on the following areas of practice:
Keep up to date with the latest research: new service launched for BAOT members
BAOT members now have access, through the COT library document supply service, to over 260,000 journal titles available in the national collection of journals held in the British Library.
Members can request photocopies of articles, including those published outside OT specific journals, helping you keep up to date with the latest research
BAOT member benefits: Mentorship
Are we fit for the future?
At BAOT/COT we represent you, protect your interests and promote the Occupational Therapy profession. We need your help to keep improving, to be fit for the future and a powerful advocate for Occupational Therapy and its service users.
The BAOT/COT member survey will be launched at the end of February, look out for reminders on our website, Twitter and Facebook page.
BAOT member benefits: UNISON membership
In joining BAOT you get two memberships for the price of one, with membership of UNISON also included (with the exception of those overseas or working in private practice) as they provide our industrial relations support.
UNISON membership offers with it a range of services, support and benefits, so keep this in mind and make the most of your membership!
BAOT member benefits: professional enquiries & library searches
A key member benefit is that you have access to our team of dedicated ofﬁcers. They’re available to answer your queries and offer advice, from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday.
Our professional enquiries service is an invaluable helpline – providing a level of professional guidance exclusively for OT staff that you’ll ﬁnd nowhere else and dealing with members’ enquiries relating to all aspects of professional practice in the work place.
BAOT member benefits: Regional groups
By joining BAOT you become part of a community of around 28,000 OTs, and one of the best ways to make the most of this community is through our regional and local groups.
Regional and local groups are essential to BAOT as they are made up of volunteers who put their skills and interest to work in delivering exciting, relevant study days. These groups also share important professional news and information with members, promote occupational therapy as a career and support students and new graduates who are entering this exciting profession.