Influence service commissioners
Members have access to a range of resources and evidence to enable them to influence service commissioners
Service commissioners are the key budget holders who allocate health and social care spend. By influencing their decisions you can ensure service users have increased access to occupational therapy services. You can also ensure increased allocation of resources to occupational therapy and more job opportunities for the profession.
Influence service commissioners in your local area
You are best placed to influence service commissioners. BAOT/COT provides resources and support to help you shape service commissioning in your local area. We can help you respond to local needs and agendas in a way which will benefit the profession locally and ultimately nationally.
Saving money for service commissioners
Service commissioners are the budget holders who allocate funds for health and social care. It's important to demonstrate the value for money of OT services in order to encourage commissioners to purchase OT services to ensure OT continues to play a vital role in health and social care delivery.
Materials available for targeting commissioners
This leaflet can be personalised for your service. Simply insert your organisation details and your own case studies in the spaces available and use this material when promoting your occupational therapy service to commissioners, influencers and your senior management.
The occupational therapy evidence fact sheets provide key facts, examples of cost benefits and related reference points across a range of key service areas in which occupational therapy interventions are being delivered. These can be accessed via the occupational therapy evidence fact sheets web page.
Influencing supports your continuing professional development
Taking responsibility for the promotion of the profession is an excellent way to build evidence for your CPD portfolio.