Become a member of the RCOT Specialist Section-Independent Practice

Member benefits


Place a listing in our popular online FIND AN OT directory, to advertise your services.


We have negotiated a number of discounts on a range of occupational therapy business services (e.g. £120 discount on DLF subscriptions, 10% discount on professional indemnity insurance, and 15% discount on legal services).

Annual Conference

Providing CPD and Networking opportunities.


Including our popular Look Before You Leap business start-up workshop for occupational therapists moving into the independent sector and our NEW webinar programme.


Including member-only website, start-up pack, business guides, monthly eNEWS, email updates and help email ([email protected]).

Regional Network

You will be allocated to one of our eleven regions, providing the opportunity to attend our annual programme of Regional Networking Events (Spring, Summer and Autumn).

Membership and profile fees

Join us and get all the benefits


£65 per year

You must be a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists (formerly BAOT) and HCPC registered.

Market your business online

Directory profile

£75 + vat per year

All profile holders must be a member of our Specialist Section.

Student Membership

We offer discounted student rates for all our activities/events. If you are interested in membership, please email. [email protected]

Complete our online application, make a secure online card payment and get instant access to your member's area where you can purchase a directory profile(s) and access your resources.

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