Commercial advertising and sponsorship

We offer a wide range of professional services to advertisers, training providers and managers of multi-disciplinary and OT services.

Advertise jobs, equipment and courses to our professional membership through our monthly publications, website and the Interactive Learning Opportunities Database (ILOD), a subsite for RCOT members' Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

We also accredit occupational therapy pre-registration courses and endorse learning opportunities. The Consultancy Service offers expert advise ranging across disability consultancy, strategic and operational planning, complaints and interim management, supervision and mentoring.

What we offer

Trade and recruitment advertising

Reach occupational therapists across the United Kingdom.

We provide a wide range of advertising services which will enable you to achieve your recruitment and advertising goals.

Our advertising services include recruitment advertising, trade advertising, annual conference, flyers, inserts, our Corporate Friends scheme and our new website.

Adverts and inserts

Advertise products and services in the UK and overseas to professional members of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists.

The British Journal of Occupational Therapy (BJOT) is published on the 15th of every month and Occupational Therapy News (OTnews) on the 1st of every month - providing you with regular opportunities to target our members.

Both publications also carry loose leaf inserts enabling companies to send out brochures and catalogues to over 31,000 members.

If you wish to take advantage this marketing method to targeting occupational therapists please contact our Sales Manager, David Agyei: david.agyei@rcot.co.uk​ - 020 7450 2341 who will provide you with more information.

Advertise CPD events

You can advertise learning opportunities to over 31,000 members via our publications and/or our Interactive Learning Opportunities Database (ILOD).

We produce two monthly publications for our members, the British Journal of Occupational Therapy (BJOT) and Occupational Therapy News (OTN).

They both contain a section called CPD Events (Continuing Professional Development) that provides information on courses, events, training days and conferences that are relevant for occupational therapists throughout the UK.

Companies or individuals can advertise a range of events in the CPD Events section, which will appear in both BJOT and OTN and also online on the College's interactive Learning Opportunities Database (ILOD) as part of the price. ILOD is a web-based resource available in the member-only area to all BAOT members to aid their continuing professional development. RCOT members will be able to view the details of their event on ILOD up until the day of the event after which it will automatically be removed.

The CPD Events section is run in date order and is charged at a fee of £130 (including VAT) per entry per month.

Both publications are delivered directly to the home addresses of members of the British Association of Occupational Therapists. Members work in a wide range of sectors, including NHS trusts, social care, private practice and higher education. Circulation for each publication is currently running at 25,000 and the ILOD averages 10,000 views per month.

Become a Corporate Friend

The RCOT now recognises companies and organisations that are its strongest suppporters in three categories: Gold, Silver and Bronze.

Our Corporate Friends scheme recognises companies and organisations that invest financially in the College.

It is a new way of rewarding and recognising those who stay loyal to the RCOT in terms of their annual spend with an extra marketing tool that will allow them to show to occupational therapists that they understand the strong mutual benefit in close working relationships with the profession. It will no longer be paid for by subscription as in the past.
 
Whatever level a company qualifies for they will be able to use the RCOT Corporate Friends logo of the applicable category for their marketing purposes for the calendar year in question. The RCOT has designed the new scheme as a goodwill tool that will allow organisations to be recognised and gain exposure within the OT marketplace through RCOT channels such as Occupational Therapy News, The British Journal of Occupational Therapy and our annual conference.
 
The scheme year now runs from the 1 October each year which matches the RCOT financial year. The Corporate Friends scheme is operated retrospectively and awards are therefore judged on the spend from the previous financial year with all departments of RCOT.
 
Here at the RCOT, we are always looking to develop closer working partnerships with organisations in the commercial and educational sector in order to progress a number of key objectives and we regard the input and ideas of our Corporate Friends as being very important in achieving these.
 

Recruitment advertising

Occupational Therapy News is the ideal publication to reach occupational therapists - from students who are just starting out in their careers, to researchers and consultants.

The Royal College of Occupational Therapists (BAOT) is the UK professional body for occupational therapy staff, with over 31,000 members.

The Royal College of Occupational Therapists (COT), a wholly-owned subsidiary of BAOT, sets the professional and educational standards, providing leadership on research and development, education, practice and lifelong learning. The College publishes Occupational Therapy News (OTnews) that is distributed monthly to the College's membership of over 31,000 occupational therapy staff, representing 75% of all UK occupational therapists.

Your advertisement will attract high-calibre candidates possessing a wide range of competencies, including analytical and problem-solving skills, managerial acumen, communication skills, creative flair, and so much more.

OTnews is the UK's only dedicated best practice magazine, distributed monthly to all RCOT members, reaching all levels of the profession. OTnews delivers a lively mix of news and policy, the latest professional developments, features and opinion, ensuring that practitioners are kept up to date with the latest developments in the field.

Recruitment advertising rates and deadlines

Trade and product advertising

Your advert will reach over 31,000 BAOT/COT members at their home addresses.

By placing your trade adverts in Occupational Therapy News and the British Journal of Occupational Therapy, you will be reaching OTs working across all specialties in the NHS, community, the commercial sector and in private practice, throughout the UK.

Occupational Therapy News (OTnews) is the UK's leading monthly communication tool for occupational therapists, delivering a lively mix of news and policy, the latest professional developments, features and opinion.
 
The British Journal of Occupational Therapy (BJOT) is the only monthly peer-reviewed occupational therapy journal in the world, with articles on theory, practice, education, management and research. BJOT is subscribed to in over 40 countries worldwide as well as being sent monthly to all RCOT members throughout the UK.

Recruitment advertising rates and deadlines

Contact us

Please contact our Sales Manager, David Agyei: david.agyei@rcot.co.uk​ - 020 7450 2341.