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What are your priorities for Occupational Therapy research in the UK?

SIA is supporting the Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT) in their partnership with the James Lind Alliance (JLA) as part of a Priority Setting Partnership (PSP), to find out what priorities for Occupational Therapy research are important to people with a spinal cord injury, their families, carers and clinicians.

A PSP is a way of working with researchers and the public to decide the priorities for research.  Working together, the overall aim is to ensure that the funding bodies for health research know what really matters to patients and those involved in delivering their care.

The initial survey in 2019 encouraged people to submit their questions about Occupational Therapy, to help establish what research needs to happen.  These submissions have now been reviewed, and the ones that can be answered by research have been summarised and are listed in a new survey.

All you need to do is read the list and, based on your own experiences, choose up to 10 questions that you think are most important for researchers to answer.  Please take part in this survey if you:

  • Have experience of accessing Occupational Therapy services.
  • Care for a person who accesses Occupational Therapy services.
  • Are an Occupational Therapist.
  • Work with Occupational Therapists in health and social care.

The survey closes on Wednesday 20th May 2020 at 5pm.

After this survey has closed, the answers will be used to work out which are the most popular questions.  A Workshop will then be held, to discuss the most popular questions in more detail and agree the Top Ten Occupational Therapy research questions.

You can find out more about the PSP and access the survey  on the RCOT website.