#OTalk – Tuesday 28th June – Pride month 🌈 – Through Pride Comes Progress

This #OTalk is hosted by @LGBTQIAOTUK

As Pride month draws to a close, what better time to explore the all year round commitments we can make in support of the LGBTQIA+ community. Whilst it’s great to see the display of rainbows and progress flags increase during Pride month, they very quickly seem to disappear again once July hits. There are very simple changes that we can all make to show solidarity with the LGBTQIA+ community.

Yet, as a profession, we still seem to behind the times. One of the simplest things that we can all do is to include our pronouns in our display names, email signatures etc. However, it did not go unnoticed that the inclusion of pronouns were severely lacking at RCOT annual conference this year. Although we will never recommend a blanket approach to the use of pronouns (it can be very complex and triggering for those who are questioning things in regards to their gender identity), for most people it would be a very simple, yet effective action. So, what’s stopping us?

Questions that will be discussed during the #OTalk.

1. Pride month: What is it? What does it mean to you?

2. What steps have you taken to show solidarity with the LGBTQIA+ community?

3. What, if anything, holds you back with respect to conversation and/or positive action with respect to LGBTQIA+ identities?

4. LGBTQIA+ inclusion in health and social care: What more can we be doing?

Post Chat


Support on OTalk Account: @Ruth_Hawley 

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.

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  • 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.
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