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CONFERENCE 2019: The Business of Independent Occupational Therapy

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The Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT) HQ

106 - 114 Borough High Street

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SE1 1LB

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CONFERENCE 2019
Mon 30Sept19 and Tues 1Oct19
The Royal College of Occupational Therapists, London, SE1 1LB

  • Look Before You Leap (Day 1) - tickets on sale NOW
  • Medico-Legal Event (Day 1) - tickets on sale May19
  • The Business of Independent Occupational Therapy (Day 2) - tickets on sale May19
  • Exhibition & Networking (Day 1+2)


DAY ONE

  • Look Before You Leap (Business Start-Up Training Course)
    OR
  • Medico-Legal Conference (Courtroom Skills + Networking)


Look Before You Leap
Delivered by Awele Odeh, Trainer, Independent Occupational Therapist, Director, The Work Stress Buster

This one-day TRAINING COURSE is endorsed by the Royal College of Occupational Therapists. It is aimed at occupational therapists who are either contemplating the ‘leap’ or who have already ventured into independent practice and need to ensure that they understand the essentials of business start-up.

Benefits of Attending:

- Discover the personal and business skills required for confident business start-up.
- Find out about the factors that impact on achieving a healthy cash flow.
- Identify the practical requirements for managing finances.
- Summarise the legal requirements for business start-up.
- Recognise the value of developing good customer relations.
- Help decide if independent practice is for you (yet).

09:00 Registration, Exhibition, Netowkring
09:30 Welcome and Introduction
10:05 The Rewards and Challenges of Independent Practice
10:45 Business Planning
11:10 Refreshments, Exhibition, Networking
11:30 Creating a Healthy Cash Flow
12:15 Promoting Your Business
12:30 Lunch, Exhibition, Netowkring
13:30 Putting the Practicalities in Place
15:00 Refreshments, Exhibition, Networking
15:30 Personal Experience of Occupational Therapists in Business
16:15 Reflection, Sum Up and Evaluation
16:30 Close

Followed by:
16:45 Wine Reception @RCOT
17:15 RCOTSS-IP Annual Review Meeting
19:30 to Late HeelTap Wine Bar for Evening Meal

Medico-Legal Conference - Tickets for this event will go on sale May 2019.
Courtroom Skills

Delivered and sponsored by Irwin Mitchell Solicitors and barristers from No.5 Chambers.

Occupational Therapists are highly visible in Medico-Legal work. For our relatively small number, we punch above our weight in terms of expert witness work undertaken. Although attendance at court is limited to a small percentage of cases, the impact of our evidence on a claim can be significant. We will cover two key areas: how to be effective when you are required to give oral evidence in court and what we can learn from recent cases.

Whilst this event is geared towards experienced expert witnesses, occupational therapists who may be considering this field would get an excellent insight into, arguably, the trickiest aspect of
medico-legal work.

Benefits of Attending:

- Hear from barristers, solicitors and experienced experts and debate best practice.
- Through a mock courtroom set-up and cross examination, advance your skills in giving oral
evidence in court and awareness of pitfalls to avoid.
- An in-depth look at recent judgments and learn about emerging trends.

09:00 Registration and Refreshments
10:00 Medico-Legal Conference

Introduced and chaired by Hilary Wetherell, Partner, Irwin Mitchell LLP, and presented with
Barristers Karl Hirst and Alex Mellis from No5 Barristers Chambers.

Following an overview of the courtroom process, there will be a mock courtroom set-up with our
two barristers cross-examining an occupational therapy expert witness.

Following a break, delegates will hear about the courtroom skills needed for effective oral
evidence.

The morning will conclude with a panel discussion and the opportunity for open debate. This will be a superb opportunity to find out what barristers are really asking in their crossexamination
and how you mange challenging situations when giving evidence.

13:00 Lunch, Networking, Exhibition
14:00 Medico-Legal Forum Update
14:20 Case Law Update, Judgements and Emerging Trends
Starting witht a case law update we will then look at a number of recent judgements that are of particular relevance to occupational therapy expert witnesses with reagrds to costs and how judges have viewed the experts clinical reasoning.

This will be an interactive session discussing, dissecting and debating the key points.

The afternoon will conclude with the view of the emergeing trends in personal injury and clinical negligence claims and the impact for your practice.

16:00 Wrap Up and Close

Followed by:
16:45 Wine Reception @RCOT
17:15 RCOTSS-IP Annual Review Meeting
19:30 to Late HeelTap Wine Bar for Evening Meal

DAY TWO - Tickets for this event will go on sale May 2019

The Business of Independent Occupational Therapy

Designed by and for independent occupational therapists!

The business side of our members’ work is as crucial as providing an excellent clinical service to our clients. This conference will update your CPD and enable you to learn key business skills from other occupational therapists running successful businesses. You will find out what is available to support your practice, as well as meet some of our partner organisations to find out what business support they can provide.

We are delighted that the keynote speaker this year is Suzanne Rastrick, Chief Allied Health Professions Officer, NHS England. She is a qualified occupational therapist and holds the highest position for Allied Health Professions in NHS England. She will update our delegates on the direction of health and social care and how it may affect us as independent practitioners. Miranda Thew, senior lecturer at Leeds Beckett University advocates for entrepreneurial occupational therapists to develop occupation focused services in new or 'emerging' settings. She will leave us considering how to maximise our scope of practice in the current market.

Benefits of Attending:

- Reflect on the current national trends and challenges ahead for independent occupational therapists.
- Join in our ‘café conversations’ with like-minded colleagues in the independent sector who are
happy to share their experiences with delegates.
- Hear about how others have coped with challenges and overcome them.
- Be motivated and inspired to embrace challenges and achieve the best outcomes for you and your clients.
- Find out from some of our partners what support they could provide to your business.
- Make contacts with others in the National Executive Committee and our Regional Contact.
- Network with your peers and develop your support network.

09:00 Registration, Refreshments & Exhibition
10:00 Welcome & Programme
10:10 The NHS Long Term Plan - Implications for Independent Occupational Therapists
Suzanne Rastrick, Chief Allied Health Professions Office, NHS England
10:40 Cafe Conversations Session 1

Running an Occupational Therapy Business Virtually
Jo Southall, JB Occupational Therapy

Starting Up a Successful Occupational Therapy Business
Stuart Barrow, Director, Promoting Independent Ltd.

Research Priorities for Independent Occupational Therapy
Sarah Johnson, RCOTSS-IP NEC Research Lead

The Challenges and Rewards of Running a Case Management Business
Rhiannon Stokes, Clinical Director, Stokes Case Management

11:40 Refreshments, Networking, & Exhibition
12:00 Cafe Conversations Session 2 (Repeated)
13:00 Lunch, Networking, Exhibition & Library
13:50 Welcome Back
14:00 Up, Up and Away - Flying from Firm Foundations!
Kate Sheehan, Independent Occupational Therapists & Director, The OT Service
14.30 The Professional Use of Social Media for Continued Professional Development
Helen Rushton, Director, OTUK Occupational Therapy & Professional Development
15:00 Refreshments, Networking, Exhibition
15:20 Maximising Our Scope of Practice as Independent Practioniers in the Current Market
Miranda Thew, Senior Lecturer, School Clinical and Applied Sciences, Leeds Beckett University
15:50 Questions and Panel Discussion
16:30 Conference Wrap Up and Close

DAY ONE + TWO
Exhibition & Networking
Share best practice, discuss challenges, network and build relationships with professionals in your field. There will be an exhibition area with companies and organisations focused on you and your clients; view and learn about new equipment and services.

PLEASE NOTE
RCOTSS-IP reserves the right to change the programme if necessary due to unforseen circumstances.

FAQs

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
The venue is a five minute walk from London Bridge overground/underground stations. There is no free parking.

Is the course accessible for people with special needs?
The venue has ramp/wheelchair access and a hearing loop can be provided.
Please advise re. any additional requirements when completing the booking form.

Will you cater for my special dietary needs?
Please advise re. any specific requirements when completing the booking form.

Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Please email any questions.
helen@eventsnorthern.co.uk

Is my registration transferrable?
Please email your circumstances for consideration.
helen@eventsnorthern.co.uk

Can I get a refund if I can't come?
Please email your circumstances for consideration.
helen@eventsnorthern.co.uk

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106 - 114 Borough High Street

London

SE1 1LB

United Kingdom

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