London is one of the country's most diverse areas, with several specialist hospitals and a multiplicity of other hospitals and 33 local authorities - we need your help to develop a dynamic regional organisation.
- Chair: Vacant
- Secretary: Shaun Ede
- Careers Promotional Lead: Hannah Fitzpatrick / Amy Spalding (job Share)
- Treasurer: Christopher Denney
- Regional Communications Lead: Heldi McCaskill
- South Bank HEI LInk: Cheryl Angell-Wells
- BAOT Steward Representative: Mike Griffin
- Student Representative (South Bank University): Fiona Flicker / Sophie Fowler (job Share)
- Student Representative (Brunel University): Suhailah Mohamed
- Regional Activity Coordinator: Vimbai Mukori
- UK RCOT Forum Representative: Christopher Denney
Committee email Address: COT.London@rcot.co.uk
There are lots of ways for you to volunteer and get involved. We need RCOT Steward Unison representatives in every workplace to recruit new members and deal with their queries. In this role you would be supported by your local Unison branch and by the London Region Occupational Therapists Stewards’ Forum which meets three times a year. We also need volunteers to fill vital roles in the RCOT regional committee.
Please email us at COT.London@rcot.co.uk if you would like more information about these roles.
Find out more
Tuesday 28th November 2017: Induction for the Royal College of Occupational Therapists Professional Networks
The London region produces a regular E-Bulletin which is circulated in-between e-Newsletters by email to all members within the region.
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.
The London Region OT Shop Stewards' Forum meets three times per year. Any OT shop steward is welcome to attend. Feedback from your workplaces is taken to the National RCOT/Unison Panel so that our national work plan can reflect the experiences in the workplaces.
If you would like more details about the forum or about the shop steward role, please email Jackie Loudoun J.Loudoun2@unison.co.uk.
Our planned dates for 2017 are:
- Tuesday 23 May
- Monday 2 October
Lifelong Learning Grant
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.
Please send applications and enquiries to: RCOT.London@rcot.co.uk