E116: James Barber - Equalise, the Society of Radiographers Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Group

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Naman Julka-Anderson and Jo McNamara catch up with James Barber as part of the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Series (part 9).

Discussion about James’ career, importance of inclusion and the Society of Radiographers Equality Diversity & Inclusion Group, Equalise.
To use this podcast as CPD, look at these reflection points: 
1) Consider how interactions with patients can differ at pre-treatment as a patients first visit to the radiotherapy department compared to treatment appointments.
2) Reflect on a time you have interacted with a non cis-gender or heterosexual patient and consider how you tailored this interaction more to meet the patients specific needs, and how you could have tailored this more.
3) Look around in your department and at the resources you provide to your patients and reflect on how these could be made to be more inclusive and welcoming to a broader ranger of patients.

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Links from podcast:
Signing up to Equalise (all groups) - Equalise Application Form | SoR (Available to SoR members only).
Signing up to LGBTQI+ Equalise Group – email james.barber6@nhs.net (Available to SoR members only).
Signing up to Radiotherapy Pre-Treatment Special Interest Group – email james.barber6@nhs.net
Pre-Treatment SIG meeting – to run 2024 (date TBC) – updates and sign up will be circulated via the Radiotherapy Pre-Treatment Special Interest Group Synapse Page Society of Radiographers. Equalise: https://www.sor.org/students/support-advice#:~:text=Equalise%20is%20our%20Equality%20and,sexual%20orientation%2C%20disability%20and%20belief.
Society of Radiographers equality news: https://www.sor.org/news/equalities.
Royal College of Radiologists National Radiotherapy Consent Forms: https://www.rcr.ac.uk/our-services/management-service-delivery/national-radiotherapy-consent-forms/.

LGBTQI+ Resources:

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