Northern and Yorkshire region

The Northern and Yorkshire region of RCOT needs your help to ensure the region continues to flourish.

By joining us you will gain skills to nurture your personal development and future career aspirations as well as meeting other members and expanding your professional and social networks.

Committee members:

  • Regional Chair: Brett Lambert
  • Vice-chair/ UK Regional Forum Lead: Sarah-Jayne Berry
  • Secretary: Joseph Bradley
  • Treasurer: Mary Booth
  • Regional Communications and Social Media Lead (role-share): Mandy Graham / Vikki Barry
  • Member Activity Lead (role-share): Ellen Wainberg / Sophie Boyes

Find out more


Save the Date:

Date: Friday 1st June 2018

Theme: Northern and Yorkshire Regional 9th Annual Student Occupational Therapy Conference
Venue: University of Huddersfield, Queensgate, Huddersfield, HD1 3DH.
Further details to be released soon.

For more information email

Northern and Yorkshire regional e-Newsletter

The Northern and Yorkshire region produces an e-Newsletter which is circulated by email to all members with the region.

Latest issue

September 2017

Previous issues:

RCOT E-Bulletin

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

All members in the Northern and Yorkshire region should receive E-Bulletins. If you have not, please log onto your RCOT account to check your email preferences, that your correspondence email is correct and check the spam folder in your mailbox.

Get Involved

Committee meeting dates:

  • 07/02/2018 - York Hospital, Wigginton Road, York, YO31 8HE.
  • 02/05/2018 - Lecture Room, West Park Hospital, Edward Pease Way, Darlington, DL2 2TS.
  • 01/08/2018 - York Hospital, Wigginton Road, York, YO31 8HE.
  • 07/11/2018 - Lecture Room, West Park Hospital, Edward Pease Way, Darlington, DL2 2TS.
  • All dates are Wednesday.

For further details please email

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. 

Applications will be approved twice a year and the closing date for applications are:

  • 31 July
  • 31 January 

Lifelong Learning Grant Application form

Please send applications and enquiries to