OT Week 2017

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OT Week is an annual event that takes place each November. The event was created by the Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT) and this year is running between 6 – 12 November. Each year the RCOT calls on occupational therapists (OTs) to promote the contribution they make to improving the lives of patients and how this good work makes the health and care system more efficient.

It’s easy to see why the role of an occupational therapist should be promoted. Here's just a few ways that OTs help patients:

  • They help people to live with dementia
  • They allow patients to get the most from life
  • They assist service users to remain in or return to work
  • They help people to remain active as they get older

Is there a theme?

Yes, this year’s theme is ‘I am an Occupational Therapist’. The aim is for OTs to be loud and proud of what they do.

What you can do to promote OT Week

We’re proud of the compassionate care our OTs deliver to patients every day and you should be too. Show your love for occupational therapy by capturing a photo of yourself with one of our speech bubble cut outs.

Cut it. Download one of our speech bubbles and cut it out.

Snap it. Take a photo of yourself with the speech bubble.

Share it. Tag us in the photo and we'll share a selection of the best.

What’s the hashtag for social media?

#otweek2017 is the hashtag promoted by the RCOT. We'll be sharing OT Week related information on social media throughout the week so make sure you follow us.

Inspired to take on a new OT challenge?

View our range of temporary and permanent OT jobs here.

Considering a career in occupational therapy?

Watch this video to see why being an occupational therapist is so rewarding.

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