#OTalkTurnsTen – Our Birthday Celebration #OTalk Tuesday 26th Oct Plus our Occupational Therapy Week #OTalksBirthdayGift to you. #OTsForEquity 

Throughout October #OTalk has been asking the community to help us celebrate #OTalkTurnsTen in three different ways, 

  1. Share why you love #OTalk #OTalkTurnsTen
  2. Bake #OTalk a Birthday cake and share it #OTalkDoesBakeOff 
  3. Apply to become a member of either the #OTalk team or the #OTalk Research team #BecomeAnOTalkTeamMember

We are so pleased with your efforts even though some of you forgot to include the hashtags, that naughty step is getting crowded. 

Please do join us on Tuesday 26th Oct at the usual #OTalk time of 8pm for a relaxed chat to celebrate our birthday. With time, ask us questions and reflect on the last ten years, bring your own cake!

To say thank you and to continue with the ten year celebration of weekly free CPD.  

We have three gifts for you. 

Our New Look, we have been working hard in the background to update the website and are so pleased to launch our new logos.

Video of your #OTalkTurnsTen love, check out all the videos posted on our youtube page including one that shows how the community responds. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8ydvpjXaKS56OD8uRdtiRA

Occupational Therapy Week Collaboration – This year the Royal College of Occupational Therapy (RCOT) has chosen the hot topic of #OTsForEquity as the theme for OT Week (1st – 7th November). To mark the event, we will be running extra #Otalks during OT Week and supporting events organised by RCOT and The OT Show. 

  • Monday 1st November RCOT are hosting a launch event 6-7.30pm online 

‘Watch Professor Sir Michael Marmot, Director of the Institute of Health Equity, deliver his opening plenary Social justice and health equity, originally broadcast at Annual Conference 2021. Then join in the live Q&A session with a panel of occupational therapists and allied health professionals, including representatives from Public Health England and the BAMEOT UK, AbleOT UK, LGBTQIA+OT UK networks, as well as RCOT. You will be able to ask your questions using the online question box.’ Our @OT_rach will be one of the panel members  

You can find out all the details and sign up to this free event on the RCOT website 

  • Tuesday 2nd of November 8-9pm #OTalk Research tweet chat hosted by @ot_withsherri_This month our research chat will explore research and the evidence base in relation to health inequalities 

Never joined in a twitter chat before?  Here is what you need to know. 

  • Wednesday 3 November 8-9pm The RCOT will be hosting an extra #OTalk special hosted by Karin Orman, RCOT Assistant Director – Professional Practice. The chat will help us to shine a light on the role occupational therapists can and do play in addressing health equity.

Never joined in a twitter chat before?  Here is what you need to know. 

  • Thursday 4th Of November 8-9pm The OT Show will be hosting a further OTalk special ‘Health equality and sustainable development goals’ hosted by Adam Ferry  @adamferry3 of The OT Service 

Don’t forget to sign up to attend the OT show here 

  • Friday 5 November, 12noon-1pm – a new way to use twitter. RCOT are hosting a ‘Twitter Spaces’, a new way to have live audio conversations on Twitter – it’s like a radio call-in panel show, but on Twitter! – Join Chief Executive Steve Ford in Twitter Spaces to discuss #OTsForEquity. More information from RCOT here  What are Twitter Spaces find out more here


Host:  @OTalk_

Support on OTalk Account: @OT_rach

Evidence your CPD. If you joined in this chat you can download the below transcript as evidence for your CPD, but remember the HCPC are interested in what you have learnt.  So why not complete one of our reflection logs to evidence your learning?

HCPC Standards for CPD.

  • Maintain a continuous, up-to-date and accurate record of their CPD activities.
  • Demonstrate that their CPD activities are a mixture of learning activities relevant to current or future practice.
  • Seek to ensure that their CPD has contributed to the quality of their practice and service delivery.
  • Seek to ensure that their CPD benefits the service user.
  • Upon request, present a written profile (which must be their own work and supported by evidence) explaining how they have met the Standards for CPD.

As this was a special occasion there are two lots of stats and transcripts this week.

Transcript/stats – One hour of the Birthday Chat.

Transcript/stats – Birthday Week. – Saturday 23th – Friday 29th Oct 2021

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