Welcome to the Palliative Care and Oncology Advisory Group

Who we are

The Palliative Care and Oncology Advisory Group (PCOAG) are a group of occupational therapists who work in or have a special clinical interest in the areas of oncology and palliative care. The Committee representing this group are both clinical and academic staff working in hospices, acute hospitals, community and university settings and have extensive knowledge and skills in both oncology and specialist palliative care. However, our wider members are often occupational therapists who carry a varied caseload with some oncology or palliative care patients or 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 through engagement with the Occupational Therapy representative on The National Clinical Programme for Palliative Care and National Cancer Control Programme working groups
  • Influencing, contributing to and providing feedback on national policies and documents to ensure the Occupational Therapy voice and perspective is included
  • Advocating for and progressing the role of Occupational Therapy in both oncology,  palliative and cancer care
  • Organising and facilitating an annual study day, based on the needs and priorities of our members
  • Providing a platform for members to share information regarding current research, policies, events and courses relevant to Occupational Therapy in oncology and palliative care
  • Responding to queries from members to assist with complex clinical situations or advice on the management of patients with palliative or oncology care needs

Benefits of being a member

The benefits of joining PCOAG include:

  • Build collaborative working relationships with occupational therapists in similar clinical settings and promote networking across services
  • Share resources and information to ensure delivery of high quality, evidence based practice for this client group
  • Opportunity to develop clinical skills and knowledge specific to palliative care, oncology and cancer care
  • 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 occupational therapists


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To join this group you need to be a member of the AOTI.

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If you are not a member our membership page is here.