We aim to be the link between Occupational Therapists and RCOT and provide worthwhile CPD throughout NI.
- 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
Find out more
Northern Ireland Regional e-Newsletter
The Northern Ireland region produces an e-Newsletter which is circulated by email to all members with the region.
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.
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
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.
Please send applications and enquiries to RCOT.NIreland@rcot.co.uk