College celebrates disability
The College took the opportunity to celebrate the remarkable achievements of some of our members on Friday 3 December, International Day of Persons with Disabilities.
This included sharing inspirational stories of those living with a disability, overcoming adversity and breaking down barriers. It highlighted the incredible strengths those who live with disabilities bring to our workforce.
This included an interview with, and blog post by Dr Onikepe Ijete, a Specialty Doctor in Forensic Psychiatry who lives with a disability, and says:
“People with disabilities are often perceived as a burden but having a disability is a strength”.
We also heard from College Autism Champion, Conor Davidson, who shared his experiences and insights into supporting patients with autism. In case you missed these stories, see the links below.
In 2022, we are looking to establish a disability and differentially abled group. This will include doctors with lived experience or a particular interest in disability.
This will help us to consider what actions the College can take to improve the support and access we provide for people with disabilities, recognising this is one our four priority areas for equality, diversity and inclusion, along with sexuality, race and gender.
If you are interested in being part of the disability and differentially abled group, please email Ruth Adams, our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Communications Manager.
- Podcast episode: Doctors with disability – Dr Rehana Kauser, Dr Jaco Nel and Dr Kathleen Inglott
- Podcast episode: Talking about invisible disabilities: underrepresentation, stigma and how we can do better – Dr Ken Courtenay and Dr Eleanor Brewster
- Blog post: Conversations about autism – Dr Conor Davidson
- Blog post: Disability is a strength – Dr Onikepe Ijete
Back to our December 2021 eNewsletter.