Welcome to the Palliative Care and Oncology Advisory Group
Who we are
The Palliative Care and Oncology Advisory Group (PCOAG) is a group of occupational therapists whose primary work involves patients with a palliative or oncological illness. The Committee representing this group work in hospices, acute hospitals, paediatric services and community settings, with extensive knowledge and skills working primarily in Level 3 specialist palliative care settings. However, our wider members are often occupational therapists who carry a varied caseload with some palliative patients and occupational therapists with an interest in this area.
What we do.
PCOAG is involved in a number of activities including:
- Representing our members at a national level, on the National Clinical Care Programme
- Organising and facilitating an annual study day, based on the needs and priorities of our members
- Influencing, contributing to and feeding back on national policies and documents to ensure our voices are heard and the Occupational Therapy profession's perspective included
- Encouraging networking and open communication between our members for sharing of information and valuable resources.
- Sharing queries from members to aid with complex clinical situations or advice.
Benefits of being a member
The benefits of joining PCOAG include:
- Build collaborative working relationships with OTs in similar clinical settings and promote networking across services.
- Share resources and information to ensure delivery of high quality, evidence based practice for our client group.
- Opportunity to develop clinical skills and knowledge specific to palliative care and oncology.
- Annual study day based on the views and feedback of our members, with greatly reduced price for members.
- Keep up to date with developments in palliative care and oncology locally and nationally.
- Platform for communicating with a large, widely dispersed group of OTs.