West Midlands Region

We are a proactive group who are passionate about promoting the profession.

We aim to help members network and support the professional development and practice of all members within the region.

We discover creative and practical solutions in an enjoyable and productive atmosphere by sharing innovations, disseminating information within the region and raising issues which matter to the RCOT members in the West Midlands.

Committee members:

  • Regional Chair: Vacant
  • Vice-chair/UK Regional Forum Lead: Colin Jones
  • Secretary: Joanne Chessan
  • Treasurer: Jackie Lunn
  • Regional Communications Lead: Minh Tran
  • Social Media Lead: Kirstie Lawrence
  • Member Activity Lead (role-share): Kayleigh Gill/Jonathan Riddle

Committee contact: COT.Westmidlands@rcot.co.uk

RCOT E-Bulletins

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

Latest issue

May 2017


Find out more

West Midland region e-Newsletter

The West Midland Region produces an email e-Newsletter sent to all members within the region. All members in the 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 the spam folder in your inbox.

Get Involved

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.Westmidlands@rcot.co.uk.