Practice Guidelines development process
The College has a rigorous process for the development of practice guidelines for which governance is provided by the COT Practice Publications Group (PPG).
NICE has accredited the process used by the College of Occupational Therapists to produce its practice guidelines. Accreditation is valid for five years from January 2013 and is applicable to guidance produced using the processes described in the Practice guideline development manual 3rd edition (2017).
Practice Guidelines Development Manual
Full details of the guideline development process is contained within the College of Occupational Therapists:
- Practice Guideline Development Manual (3rd edition 2017)
- Getting involved in guideline development information (2015)
COT Practice Publications Group (PPG)
The PPG provide a quality assurance role in reviewing proposals and drafts produced by the College of Occupational Therapists' Specialist Sections, Regional groups and other groups of members who wish to publish practice documents in collaboration with the College.
COT currently has four vacancies for members specialising in:
- social care
- learning disabilities
- physical disabilities
There is one vacancy for each area. This is a great CPD and learning opportunity.
PPG members are involved in the development of quality resources to support practice. Members bring their expertise and specialism to the review of documents for publication. There are three meetings a year and some work in between meetings reviewing documents is required.
- work in one of the stated settings
- have experience of developing professional documentation and evidence-based practice.
- be COT members
- have experience equivalent to at least a Band 7 or equivalent.