Northern Ireland region

A network of occupational therapists in Northern Ireland where ideas and good practice can be shared and for support locally.

We aim to be the link between Occupational Therapists and RCOT and provide worthwhile CPD throughout NI.

Committee members:

  • Chairperson: Natalie Irwin
  • Secretary: Corinna Keaney
  • Treasurer: Amanda Skillen
  • Careers Promotion Lead: Vacant
  • UK RCOT Regional Forum Lead: Ann O'Hare
  • Regional Communications Lead: Kellie McCluskey
  • Membership Networks Lead: Vacant

Committee Email Address: COT.NIreland@rcot.co.uk

Get involved:

Join RCOT Northern Ireland region on Facebook

 

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Northern Ireland Regional e-Newsletter

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

Latest issue:

COT Northern Ireland e-Newsletter Issue 3 October 2016

Previous newsletters:

COT Northern Ireland e-Newsletter Issue 2 July 2016

COT Northern Ireland e-Newsletter Issue 3 December 2015

All members in the region should receive e-Newsletters. If you have not, please log onto your RCOT account, check your email preferences and that your correspondence email address is correct.

RCOT E-Bulletins

The Northern Ireland 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 region should receive E-Bulletins. If you have not, please log onto your RCOT account, check your email preferences and that your correspondence email address is correct.

Local Groups in Northern Ireland

Start or join a local group and reap the benefits of expanding your contacts by taking control of your professional development. Please contact the committee via email: COT.NIreland@rcot.co.uk

 

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 RCOT.NIreland@rcot.co.uk