With CPD opportunities and events, the chance to meet other occupational therapists and to learn about what's happening near you, there's never been a better time to get active!
- Chair: Rena Findlay
- Secretary: Tara McMillan
- Treasurer: Lesley Monaghan
- Careers Promotion Lead: vacant
- UK RCOT Regional Forum Lead: Shirley McCourt
- Regional Communications Lead: Fiona Byng
- Membership Networks Lead: vacant
- New Graduate Group rep: Helen Griggs
- Student rep: Nicole Tulloch
Committee Email Address: RCOT.ScotlandW@rcot.co.uk
Next meeting dates
- Wednesday 9th August 2017
- Wednesday 13th September 2017
- Wednesday 11th October 2017
- Wednesday 8th November 2017
- Wednesday 13th December 2017
The meetings are from 5.30pm until 7.00pm, and take place at Seminar Room, 1st Floor, Langlands Building, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital (QEUH), 1345 Govan Road, Glasgow, G51 4TF.
Any member is welcome to attend a Committee meeting as an observer, although they will need to let the Committee know if they’re interested in coming along. If you would like to attend please contact us on RCOT.ScotlandW@rcot.co.uk.
You can follow us on Facebook or Twitter: @COTScottishWEST to keep up-to-date with all our occupational therapy news.
Find out more
Scottish Western regional e-Newsletter
The Scottish Western 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.
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: email@example.com
The 2017 Royal College of Occupational Therapy (RCOT) Roadshow will take place on Thursday 28 September 2.00 p.m.- 8.30 p.m. at the House for an Art Lover, Glasgow and will be entitled “Championing Occupational Therapy”.
These Roadshows are free annual events hosted by RCOT open to all occupational therapists, occupational therapy staff, and occupational therapy students. You can choose to attend the afternoon or evening or both sessions. Places are offered on a first come first served basis. Refreshments, including a light buffet, will be provided.
You can book a place via Eventbrite, where more details are available.
Booking closes on 18 September 2017.
2017 Scottish Western Annual Review Meeting (ARM)
The evening commenced with a report from Rena Findlay, Chair of the Regional Committee, highlighting our activities over the past year. This was followed by the Treasurer’s report. There then followed two thought-provoking presentations from Julia Scott, RCOT Chief Executive. “Developing the COT Strategic Plan 2018-2023” gave us the opportunity to influence the direction and priorities for COT over the next 5 years. “Occupational Therapy- a profession to be proud of” challenged us all to consider how our society may look in the future and to think about the many and varied arenas in which occupational therapists could play a part.