Influence service commissioners

Members have access to a range of resources and evidence to enable them to influence service commissioners

Equipping you 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

 
.docBack to health, back to life leaflet
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.
 

Occupational therapists can save money for commissioners of older people's services

Occupational therapists provide cost effective solutions for older people's care and can support older people with reablement, preventing falls, remaining safe and independent at home and public health.

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Occupational therapists enable children to participate in activities at home and in school

Occupational therapists are health and social care professionals who are specifically and uniquely trained to address the relationship between occupation, physical and mental wellbeing. They help children and young people up to 18 years of age to access education and engage in activities at home and in school.

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Occupational therapists provide cost effective solutions for mental health services

Occupational therapists work with service users to help them to regain and maintain a personally satisfying routine of everyday activities – this could include self care, leisure or work activities -  that they need or want to do, in order to help people experiencing mental health problems to live life their way.  By working in this way, occupational therapists can ensure servic

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Occupational therapists support people with long term conditions

Occupational therapists are specifically and uniquely trained to emphasise the relationship between occupation, health and wellbeing. Occupational therapists work with service users to help them to regain and maintain a personally satisfying routine of everyday activities.

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