Support for Occupational Therapy

Here’s just a selection of the rich resources to support Occupational Therapy. Explore our full range via our website:

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Australian Occupational Therapy Journal (Kent, Surrey, Sussex NHS OpenAthens password required)







jnl britBritish Journal of Occupational Therapy (BSUH OpenAthens password required)







jnl hong.gifHong Kong Journal of Occupational Therapy (Kent, Surrey, Sussex NHS OpenAthens password required)







Evidence searches carried out on Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy/therapists and sensory integration

Occupational therapy/therapists and group work

Occupational therapy and hand therapy interventions for patients with joint hypermobility

Occupational therapy interventions/treatment for patients with arthritis and other rheumatology conditions

What is the impact of occupational therapy access/home visits?

Occupational therapy in CAMHS

Benefits of occupational therapy provision on intensive care units

Staffing templates for trauma and orthopaedic occupational therapy services

Journal articles

AMED – Allied and Complementary Medicine (NHS OpenAthens password required).

The AMED database of journal articles covers professions allied to medicine, including physiotherapy, occupational therapy, rehabilitation, speech and language therapy, and podiatry; complementary medicine; and palliative care.

AMED contains references to articles from over 600 journals, many not indexed by other biomedical sources. Coverage is mainly European with the majority of titles in English. In addition to the specialist journals on AMED’s subjects, a range of key general journals are checked for relevant articles.

Most articles published from 1995 onwards have abstracts. Full text is available for journals held by Library & Knowledge Service.

Web and other resources

Allied Health Professions

NHS England website exploring the potential and role of AHPs within the health, social and wider care system.  Discover and learn which professions make up the 14 varied AHP roles, including a brief summary of each.

Allied health professions

HEE website with links to networks and Allied Health Professionals tool.

Royal College of Occupational Therapists

The British Association of Occupational Therapists is the professional body representing the diverse and thriving community of occupational therapy staff across the UK.

The Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT) is a registered charity and wholly owned subsidiary of the Association, which acts on behalf of all members of the Association. They set the professional and educational standards for the occupational therapy profession and represent the profession at national and international levels. RCOT plays a crucial role in promoting the profession and meeting the professional needs of occupational therapy staff in the UK.