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Royal College of Occupational Therapists collaborates with Health Education England on multi-professional work programme

The Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT) and Health Education England (HEE) are joining forces to create an Allied Health Professionals (AHP) Workforce Reform. It is a 12-month project to shape the future of the AHP personnel.

This collaboration will identify ways to increase the number of occupational therapists working in health and social care, with a focus on the following topics:

  • Modernisation and reform
  • HEE Uni-professional programme
  • Return to practice
  • International recruitment
  • Support workers
  • Neonatal
  • Responsible clinicians Multi-Professional Approved Clinician (MPAC)
  • Mental health, learning disability and autism innovation – case studies
  • Primary care network and dataset evaluation
  • Advanced practice/clinical placement development
  • Inclusive engagement

New guides, workshops, virtual events and case studies will be offered over the next 12 months. The aim is to help anyone considering occupational therapy as a career to develop knowledge, skills and attributes. This project will positively impact learning and development at all levels, and see improved equity, diversity and belonging across the workforce.

Interested in participating? Visit the RCOT website for more information and contact details.