Thanks to Jane Stapleton for asking me to attend and giving me this opportunity to speak to you.Find out more about BAOT membership. Not using BAOT as a resource. 1st Profession wide meeting for a while. Understanding the website. Keeping up with new developments.
1932 The Scottish Association of Occupational Therapists (SAOT) Also in 1932 BBC World Service begins broadcasting as the BBC Empire service, Mars bars are produced for the first time.1936 The Association of Occupational Therapists (AOT) is founded for England, Wales, Northern Ireland. The NHS is established and AOT and SAOT appoint representatives to the Whitley Council to negotiate national pay and conditions for NHS occupational therapists. 1974 BAOT formed from a merger of AOT and SAOT. The British Journal of Occupational Therapy is launched. 1978 BAOT becomes a registered trade union in line with members’ wishes and sets up the College of Occupational Therapists (COT), a registered charity, to deal with the professional, educational and research business of the organisation. 1993 BOAT members vote to contract with Unison for trade union services.CPSM 1960 NHS 1948 HPC 2002 WFOT 1952 SAOT and AOT founder members WFOT A Preparatory Commission was held in Liverpool, England in 1952, founded by associations from the USA, United Kingdom (England and Scotland), South Africa, Sweden, New Zealand, Australia, Israel, India and Denmark. The first elected officers were – President, Ms Margaret B Fulton of Scotland; First Vice-President, Ms Gillian Crawford of Canada; Second Vice-President, Ms Ingrid Pahlsson of Denmark; Secretary-Treasurer, Ms Clare S Spackman of USA; Assistant Secretary-Treasurer Mrs Glyn Owens of England.In 1959 WFOT was admitted into official relations with the World Health Organisation (WHO) and in 1963 it was recognised as a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) by the United Nations (UN).
32000 OT registrants in the UK HPC 24000 BAOT professional members8000 target for 100% roughly £1, 600 000 a year additional funds for OT profession More research funding, more publications, more online resources, more support in the workplace, more lobbying
ProfessionalEnquiries@cot.co.uk 020 7450 2330Aon help line on 0116 280 7036 Indemnity limit: £5,000,000 any one claim and in the aggregate per member. Run off: Policy extends to provide cover in respect of previously insured retired and/or non-practising members subject to them maintaining membership of BAOT Full UNISON membership is automatic for BAOT Professional associate and student members. Exclusions are Overseas members, retired members and self employed members.HPC referrals. Support is provided by UNISON regional officers after referral from your UNISON branch.
All downloadable COT publications
http://www.cot.org.uk/Homepage/Regional_Groups/Join_or_start_a_BAOT_local_group/ To register or find your BAOT local group contact: Juliette.email@example.com Telephone 020 7450 2343All BAOT events are listed on the BAOT website and/or promoted on twitter and facebook or in BJOT or OtnewsEncourage BAOT members to become BAOT/UNISON representative (steward) in their workplace or elect one. Contact Lee Roach for more details. They can also find out about becoming a Health and Safety rep, Learning rep of workplace contact if can’t make the step to become a representative. Stress the importance of representatives in ensuring the OT professions voice is heard during consultations with employers as well as raising the profile within the branch among other professions within UNISON and also BMA, CSP, RCN.
Continuation from last slideList of member benefits-give practical examples or highlight latest publications/briefings available to membersMention any themes or articles from recent OTnews/BJOT which may be of interest to the group
WFOT includes information on the professional associations, schools and licensing bodies overseasBAOT members eligible for membership (£20/yr)-forms available or contact BAOT membership on firstname.lastname@example.orgInterested in profession around the world but not necessarily moving overseas: COTEC-Council of Occupational Therapists for the European Countries represents the profession in Europe www.cotec-europe.orgWFOT accreditation means graduates OT qualification is recognised by other WFOT member associations
Exclusive practice guidanceNews and information, newsletters and e-newsNetworkingCPD /Professional development/HPC requirementsLearning eventsSpecialist Forums/Clinical Forums/ Regional GroupsFacilitate knowledge transferBuild capacity and knowledgeShare knowledge, information and best practiceInfluence, develop and support national policy
career break membership for one year discount if on maternity leave/caring for a family member/travel etc and tax relief on membershipDD monthly cost Professional Member £20.94Discounted Professional Member £15.70Associate Member £12.29Discounted Associate Member £9.20Self-employed Member £10.77Overseas* £9.12Retired Member £5.19Career Break membership £14.30Subscription fees for a professional member are £234.60. You are entitled to claim tax relief on 75% of this - £234.60 x 75% = £175.95 Your tax code will increase by 176 – meaning that you can earn another £176 before payingtax In other words, you will now no longer pay tax on £176 – at 20% tax, this saves you over £35per year (and, at 40%, it saves you over £70 per year).HPC The cost of registering via the UK approved course route is a one-off £53 scrutiny fee and £76 per year for the cost of registration. New graduates from approved courses currently receive a 50% discount on the cost of registration for the first two full professional years.
Numerous films about OT and aspects of the profession including films on mental health and HPC audit
Sign to Highlight and find out what other email bulletins are available via the BAOT. These make things easier for you to find out what is going on in your profession instead of having to search it comes to you.
Working with HPC to provide information about the audit process. If you are chosen BAOT will support members.
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Making the most of BAOT membership<br />Lee Roach<br />Membership Development Manager <br />
British Association/College of Occupational Therapists<br /><ul><li>Traces its roots to 1932
This same year the BBC launched the world service
NHS not established until 1948</li></li></ul><li>What do the numbers say?<br />Currently 76% of UK OT s are BAOT members<br />The profession will be stronger with more members. Sign up a member today!<br />
Why be a member of BAOT?<br />BAOT is the sole professional body for Occupational Therapists and OT staff<br />Indemnity insurance<br />CPD, Research and Development<br />Monthly Journal and Magazine<br />Full UNISON membership<br />Members only Jobs Board<br />Networking and events<br />Policy and Practice Documents<br />Professional Enquiries phone line<br />Library<br />And more...<br />
BAOT Website<br />www.baot.org.uk <br />The BAOT website contains information developed specifically for new graduates on; finding your first OT job, working overseas, local groups and regional committees, networking, CPD and career development, research and promoting the profession, all COT publications free to download <br />
How you can link into your BAOT community<br />BAOT Regional and local groups<br />BAOT networking events<br />Study days, conferences, events and exhibitions<br />Your UNISON branch<br />OT career promotion at a local school and OT week<br />
COT Library and information service<br />OTnews and BJOT<br />Dedicated Professional Enquiries line<br />Free Publications for members only<br />BAOT/Unison Stewards<br />Lobby your MP and local government<br />
WFOT and Affiliations<br />All UK OT programmes are recognised by the World Federation of Occupational Therapists<br />www.wfot.org/countries.asp<br />BAOT affiliations with other international bodies<br />International awards and bursaries<br />International OT Conferences<br />Volunteer opportunities<br /> www.vso.org.uk<br />
Specialist Sections are BAOT member groups of Occupational Therapists and support staff with a common practice interest. <br /> They are known as a Specialist Section, a Branch of the College of Occupational Therapists<br />
Helping you make the most of your membership<br />BAOT discount- 25% off annual fee for first time joiners<br />HPC discount- 50% off registration fees first two years after graduation<br />
Connect with your online Community<br />Visit the website at: www.baot.org.uk<br />Follow BAOT/COT on Twitter at: www.twitter.com/baotcot<br />Become a fan of BAOT/COT on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/baotcot<br />See our promotional films on YouTube at:<br />http://www.youtube.com/baotcot<br />
E-Bulletins<br />To ensure you keep up to date with BAOT news and relevant information just for you. Why not sign up to one of our e-bulletins, Highlight for general information, OTTAS for support workers and New Graduate e-bulletins provide news, events and much more, straight to your inbox every month. <br />To register contact:<br /> Olivia Lokko<br /> Membership Development<br /> Team Secretary<br />email@example.com<br />
HPC Audithttp://www.hpc-uk.tv/cpd/flash.htmlSupport from your membership <br />Zoe Parker Education Manager-Lifelong Learning <br />
Answering questions after today?<br />Membership admin<br />firstname.lastname@example.org<br />Professional Enquiries<br />Professional.email@example.com<br />Membership Development Team<br />Lee.firstname.lastname@example.org<br />