North West region

Your regional networking resource with a wealth of expertise available across a diverse variety of occupational therapy services.

Activists from all over the region facilitate annual regional events at which you can meet other occupational therapists and continue your professional development in a lively and sociable atmosphere.

Committee members:

  • Regional Chair: Helen Rushton
  • Vice-chair/ UK Regional Forum Lead: Sarah Lawson
  • Secretary: Emma Spellman
  • Treasurer: Deborah White
  • Regional Communications Lead: Rachel Jones
  • Social Media Lead: Claire Jolley
  • Member Activity Lead: Gillian Gorry

Committee Email Address:

Committee meeting dates

For further details please email: 


RCOT Roadshow 2016/17 Championing Occupational Therapy
Date: 11th October 2017 Time: 9.30am – 4pm
Venue: Bury Town Hall, Knowsley Street, Bury, Lancashire, BL9 0SW

Find out more

North West regional e-Newsletter

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

Latest issue:

September 2017

Previous issues:

All members in the North West region should receive e-Newsletters. If you have not, please log onto your RCOT account to check your email preferences, that your correspondence email is correct and also check your spam filers on your mailbox.

RCOT E-Bulletin

The North West region produces a regular E-Bulletin which is circulated in-between e-Newsletters by email to all members within the region.

Latest issue:

February 2017

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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. 

Lifelong Learning Grant Application form

Please send applications and enquiries to: