#OTalk OT Week Special Event #OTsForEquity – THURSDAY 4th November 8pm – Health equality and sustainable development goals. Hosted by @theOTShow

As part of #OTalk’s 10th Birthday celebrations we are hosting special #OTalk’s during #OTWeek on this year’s theme #OTsForEquity. Thursday 4th November OT Show’s/ The OT Service, @adamferry3 will be leading the chat.

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGS) or Global Goals are a collection of 17 interlinked global goals designed to be a “blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all”. The SDGs were set up in 2015 by the United Nations General Assembly and are intended to be achieved by the year 2030 (United Nations, 2020)

The sustainable development goals cover 17 aspects of global targets, from poverty, through to good health and wellbeing, and climate action.  As part of health equality, given the many facets of health, it is important to consider our roles, both personally and professionally in supporting the outcomes.

This session will consider specific targets within the SDGS and reflect on how occupational therapy is, or can, influence success. 

Specifically, targets covered within this #OTalk will be:

  • good health and wellbeing –  target 3.8:

‘Achieve universal health coverage, including financial risk protection and access to quality essential health-care services’

  • End poverty in all its forms, everywhere – target 1.4:

‘Ensure that all men and women, in particular the poor and the vulnerable, have equal rights to economic resources, as well as access to basic services’

  • Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development – target 17.17:

‘Encourage and promote effective public, public-private and civil society partnerships, building on the experience and resourcing strategies of partnerships’

We will consider the potential challenges within current health and social care systems in meeting these targets and reflect on opportunities within the profession to maximise long-term health and well-being for all.


Host:  @theOTShow @adamferry3

Support on OTalk Account: @otrach

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.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.