News

News

  • Thursday 15th January 2015

     

    The British Journal of Occupational Therapy (BJOT) has moved online, building its reputation as one of the world’s leading academic journals for the profession.  The monthly peer-reviewed journal will be published by SAGE Publications, a leading independent academic and...

  • Wednesday 14th January 2015

    The British Association of Occupational Therapists’ (BAOT) governing Council has renewed its support for NHS strikes as members in England prepare for further industrial action.

    Council members will join picket lines in UNISON’s upcoming strikes on NHS Pay supporting thousands...

  • Monday 12th January 2015

    Occupational therapists and the use of activity as a treatment mode has played a key role in the opening of a temporary ward designed to speed up patients’ recovery and free up beds at the Royal Free Hospital during winter.

  • Thursday 8th January 2015

    Dear AHPF members

    The NHS England Children and Young People’s Rehabilitation Scoping Project aims to establish if there is a case of need for work to improve CYP rehabilitation services.

  • Monday 5th January 2015

    Many congratulations to Jacqui Lunday Johnstone, Chief Health Professions Officer in the Scottish Government who has received a richly-deserved OBE in the New Year’s Honours List.

    Occupational therapist, Jacqui Lunday Johnstone, was awarded for her services to...

  • Thursday 27th November 2014

    A report from the independent Age Charity and Strategic Society has found more than 2 million older people in England are struggling to carry out essential  activities.  These include ‘essential for life’ tasks such as cooking, eating and dressing.

  • Thursday 27th November 2014

    The regional Rheumatology group in Scotland have produced two fantastic documents that will prove to be great tools in helping Occupational Therapists working in Rheumatology to develop and plan appropriate care pathways for their patients.

  • Wednesday 26th November 2014
     
    A second round of industrial action on fair pay in England showed the strength of feeling is far from fading as the British Association of Occupational Therapists and UNISON joined 9 other health unions in a four hour strike on 24 November.
     
  • Wednesday 19th November 2014

    NHS Occupational therapists in England are preparing to strike for a second time on Monday 24 November after the government failed to respond to calls for a 1% pay increase for all NHS staff. 

  • Wednesday 12th November 2014

    A new report published today in partnership with the College of Occupational Therapists has revealed that intermediate care services for frail older people must double in capacity to meet increased demand.