COT SS - Neurological Practice

We actively support and promote best practice in occupational therapy for people with neurological conditions

COT Specialist Section - Neurological Practice aims to improve knowledge, assessment and treatment of neurological conditions by encouraging awareness of up-to-date approaches, exchange of ideas, CPD and research.

We provide expert knowledge and advice in influencing policy development and patient care. We assist in the development of national guidelines working in partnership with COT. With over 900 members we are able to run a two day subsidized conference each year and frequent local study events. 

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Notice of Changes to the COTSS-NP National Executive Committee and Advert for Regions Officer

The NEC would like to advise you of some recent changes to the NEC. We am delighted to inform you that Susan Hughes has been elected as Treasurer. Susan will be co-opted into the role until the Annual Review Meeting in September 2017 and she will be supported by our out-going Treasurer Jo Evans until that time. That does however leave us with a vacancy for the Regions Officer as Susan vacates that role.
Please click here for information for you to consider regarding the role and click here for a nomination form.
Completed nomination forms should be returned to: by Friday 10th February 2017.
Please do not hesitate to contact either Susan: or Jenny: should you wish to discuss any aspect of this role.


Annual COT SSNP Conference

We are pleased to announce that the venue for the COTSS-NP annual conference has been confirmed as:

Friends House, 173-177 Euston road, London, NW1 2BJ.
On 28th and 29th September 2017
Title of conference:
Occupational therapy for Neurological Conditions: Demonstrating effectiveness in clinical practice
Keynote speakers:
  • Suzanne Rastrick, Chief Allied Health Professions Officer
  • Beth Harris, National Institute for Health Research
  • Dr Jenny Preston MBE, COTSS-NP Chair
Details of programme and booking information will be available soon.


Clinical Forums

COT Specialist Section - Neurological Practice Clinical Forums aim to encourage evidence based practice and provide guidance on occupational therapy intervention in the areas of brain injury, long term conditions and stroke.

In these sections you will find information about the forums' current projects, achievements and contact information. The forums encourage members' involvement and questions.

Visit the individual Clinical Forums to find out more:


New Publications


Employment that works: Supporting people with MS in the workplace

 Supporting people with MS in the workplace

A diagnosis of MS is a life-changing experience that brings uncertainty and questions with it. Work is one of the areas that can be difficult to navigate.

The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for MS has produced a review which sets out a number of recommendations to help support people with MS at work and the professionals who guide them through the challenges.




Occupational Therapy and Neurological Conditions

Occupational Therapy and Neurological Conditions

Edited by Jenny Preston and Judi Edmans

9781118936115 - 232 pages - £35.99

Jenny Preston and Judi Edmans are pleased to announce that the Occupational Therapy and Neurological Conditions book was published on 29th April 2016.
This book is the next in the series following the very successful Occupational Therapy and Stroke books.

Further details are on the attached flyer.



COT contributes to new guideline on the treatment of stroke

Mon, 03/10/2016 - 00:00
Members of The College of Occupational Therapists’ Specialist Section for Neurological Practice, Professor Avril Drummond, and Karen Clements have been key to new guidelines on the treatment of stroke. ... Read more

NEW COT publication

Thu, 12/11/2015 - 01:00
Free COT Member download available:  ... Read more

New eBook titles

Thu, 05/11/2015 - 00:00
20 new up-to-date ebook titles available to COT members... Read more

Bad experience for OT stroke patient turned OT student

Thu, 02/05/2013 - 14:36
A student OT has been featured in a new report on... Read more

Occupational therapists are crucial to helping people with MS stay in work, says new report

Wed, 01/05/2013 - 10:20
A major report from the MS Society has called for... Read more