Royal College of Occupational Therapists

RCOT Debate 2017: This house believes that diverse roles are a vital tool in the future of our profession


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Speakers: David Brindle, Public Services Editor, The Guardian

The popular Conference debate is a discussion of a controversial matter facing the occupational therapy profession is contested by high profile, passionate speakers. The audience also had a chance to make their voices heard and vote on the issue.

Speaking for the motion:
Miranda Thew, Senior Lecturer, Leeds Beckett University and Yvonne Thomas, Principal Lecturer and Academic Lead for Allied Health Professions, University of Worcester.

Speaking against the motion:
Kee Hean Lim, International and ENOTHE Lead for Occupational Therapy, Brunel University London and Gabrielle Richards, Professional Head of Occupational Therapy and Trust Social Inclusion & Recovery Lead South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust