Eastern Region

Join us and make a difference to the profession.

Committee members

  • Regional Chair: Hayley Goodwin
  • Vice-chair/ UK Regional Forum Lead: Linda Parry
  • Secretary: Sian Mills
  • Treasurer: Tracey Williams-Macklin
  • Regional Communications Lead: Helen Paton
  • Member Activity Lead: Amanda White
  • Social Media Lead: Lucy Heaps
  • Co-opted Retired Representative: Dee Christie

Committee vacancies:

  • Co-opted UNISON Steward
  • Student Representative

For further details or to attend please email: RCOT.Eastern@rcot.co.uk


Find out more


Date: 14 October 2017
RCOT Eastern Region Autumn Conference
Venue: AirSpace Conference Centre, Imperial War Museum, Duxford

Date: 13th January 2017
Time: 10am – 12pm
Venue: Bishop Stortford

Date: 10th March 2018
Time: 10am-12pm
Venue: TBC

Date: 12th May 2018 – RCOT Roadshow – Save the date
Time: 10am-3pm
Venue: TBC

Eastern region e-Newsletter

The Eastern Region produces a regular e-Newsletter which is circulated by email to all members with in the region.

Latest issue:

October 2017

Previous newsletters:

RCOT E-Bulletins

The Eastern Region produces an e-Newsletter which is circulated by email to all members with the region.

Latest issue:

September 2017

Previous issues:

March 2017

Get Involved

Forthcoming meeting dates:

Contacting UNISON

RCOT members can access UNISON services via local staff stewards. If you do not have a UNISON staff steward then contact your UNISON Branch Secretary by telephoning 0800 0857 857.

Lifelong Learning Grants

Looking for alternative funding option for CPD? Consider applying for a Lifelong Learning Grant (LLG). The grants are not used to fund pre-registration training (i.e. Degrees, MSc. courses), but provide financial support to enable members of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT) to participate in short courses, workshops, conferences or other activities related to their continuous professional development and the promotion of the profession.

Funding can be used to contribute to or cover the fees for the course/activity/event but does not cover the cost of travel and subsistence. Individuals will be able to claim up to a maximum of £200 and successful applicants will be required to submit a report/article (minimum 500 words) within one month of the end of the event, giving feedback on the activity and how it benefited their practice. 

We will be reviewing these on:

  • 1st June 2017 
  • 1st September 2017

Please ensure you complete your application before the above dates. 

Lifelong Learning Grant Application form

Please send applications and enquiries to RCOT.Eastern@rcot.co.uk