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  • 16 June 2020
    Webinar

    FREE for SOM Members (please log in on the SOM website first).

    In this exclusive webinar on the use of Covid-age to assess worker vulnerability, Dr Tony Williams will cover:

    1) How the tool was developed

    2) What the tool can do and what it can’t

    3) How to use it in practice

    Tony Williams is currently the ALAMA Local Authority representative, advising ALAMA members and the Department of Communities and Local Government on ill health retirement under the Local Government Pension Scheme.

    FREE for SOM Members (please log in on the SOM website). You will then be sent a link to register on the Adobe Connect Webinar platform.

    This event is worth 1 CPD Hour.

  • 18 June 2020
    Webinar

     

    Discounted for SOM Members (please log in on the SOM website first).

    Safely returning to work SOM Online Symposium 18th June 12-2pm

    This Virtual Symposium is designed primarily for professionals who specialize in or have an interest in occupational and workplace health, including HR professionals, doctors, nurses, hygienists, safety professionals, and environmental health specialists. The symposium will cover a comprehensive approach to returning to work including use of the SOM return to work toolkit. Objectives:

    1.      Describe the role that OH and other professionals play in returning employees back to work safely

    2.      Assess the psychological impacts that the pandemic has on workers, especially health care providers, and the strategies and resources needed to assist them.

    Faculty: Professor Anne Harriss, Dr Bethan Harrison, Christine Poulter (SOM Strategic Clinical Adviser)

    Registration Rate: SOM Member: £49, Non-SOM Member: £99

    Discounted for SOM Members (please log in on the SOM website). You will then be sent a link to register on the Adobe Connect Webinar platform.

    This event is worth 2 CPD Hours.

  • 24 June 2020
    Webinar

    Join the British Society of Lifestyle Medicine for BSLM2020, a 'virtual' event taking place June 24th-26th 2020.

    The British Society of Lifestyle Medicine’s fourth annual conference promises to be bigger and better than ever. There’s never been a more important time for Lifestyle Medicine - which is fast gaining widespread acceptance as an evidence-informed and mainstream solution to non-communicable disease. And as the movement in the UK gains momentum, BSLM2020 is a great opportunity to get together and be part of that change.

    SOM members can book at a discounted rate but places are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment. If you would like to book at the SOM member rate, please email Ann.Caluori@som.org.uk for details.

    For further details about BSLM2020 and to book your place, please click here.

  • 15 July 2020
    Webinar

     

    Discounted for SOM Members (please log in on the SOM website first).

    Safely returning to work SOM Online Symposium 15th July 12-2pm

    This Virtual Symposium is designed primarily for professionals who specialize in or have an interest in occupational and workplace health, including HR professionals, doctors, nurses, hygienists, safety professionals, and environmental health specialists. The symposium will cover a comprehensive approach to returning to work including use of the SOM return to work toolkit. Objectives:

    1.      Describe the role that OH and other professionals play in returning employees back to work safely

    2.      Assess the psychological impacts that the pandemic has on workers, especially health care providers, and the strategies and resources needed to assist them.

    Faculty: Professor Anne Harriss, Dr Bethan Harrison, Christine Poulter (SOM Strategic Clinical Adviser)

    Registration Rate: SOM Member: £49, Non-SOM Member: £99

    Discounted for SOM Members (please log in on the SOM website). You will then be sent a link to register on the Adobe Connect Webinar platform.

    This event is worth 2 CPD Hours.

     

  • 01 September 2020
    London

    Announcing the UNOFFICIAL DOCCMED COURSE in September 2020 date TBC (formerly on Saturday 4th April 2020 9am - 5pm, but delayed in view of Coronovirus concerns)

    Run by the author of 'Questions and Answers for the DOccMed' book Dr Clare Fernandes, and featuring other Occupational Health Physicians - Dr Chowdhury, Dr How and Dr Whitehead.

    It is the course to get those extra tips/tricks/learning before the MCQ and Portfolio/Viva exams!

    Also ideal for those trainees sitting MFOM Part 1, and a great basis to start MFOM Part 2 revision as a refresher course for MFOM Part 1 material.

    Key Topics that will be covered - Occupational Hygiene, Occupational Health Diseases, Key Concepts, Exam technique/tricks MCQ, Portfolio/Viva preparation. 

    £200 covers the day (lunch/tea&coffee is included) and it is then followed by a networking/social drinks to wind down after a good day of preparation!

    To secure your place, complete the application form and return to Dr Clare Fernandes drclareltd@gmail.com

  • 08 September 2020
    West Midlands

    2020 Annual Network Conference

    8/9th September at Chesford Grange

    Network members have one free place at the conference and can purchase additional places at £295 (these include dinner and accommodation on 8th as well as the conference on 9th September).

    Non members can attend the conference on 9th at a cost of £295. 

    If your organisation would be interested in exhibiting email admin@nhshealthatwork.co.uk

    Visit the website.

  • 06 October 2020
    London

    Certificate in Managing Mental Health at Work

    A three-day course from The At Work Partnership run with the support of Brunel University London

    Date: 6-8 October 2020

    Location: Central London

    A practical three-day qualification designed to give OH professionals the in-depth knowledge, strategies, skills and techniques to successfully manage mental health at work. It covers a wide spectrum of issues including mental health strategies, promoting good mental health at work; assessing fitness for work; reasonable adjustments; and reducing presenteeism and sickness absence through prevention, support at work and effective return-to-work programmes.

    Course Director: Dr Nerys Williams, OH Physician

    Course Deviser: Dr John Ballard, Occupational Health [at work] Editor

    Other tutors include: Dr Paul Litchfield, Prof Diana Kloss, Dr Max Henderson, Dr Olivia Carlton, Jen Webster, Dr Sally Coomber, Prof Neil Greenberg

    Key course highlights include:

    - Evidence review of workplace interventions
    - Devising a workplace strategy controlling risks
    - Guidance on how OH professionals can manage cases
    - The OH consultation: best practice
    - Responding to trauma
    - Alcohol and substance misuse
    - Assessing fitness for work
    - The duty to make reasonable adjustments
    - Ensuring legal compliance
    - Keeping people productively in work and ensuring successful return to work

    EARLY BIRD RATE OFFER: Book and pay by 30th April 2020 and save up to £100 + VAT with our early bird rates.

    For further information and to secure your place, please visit:

    https://www.atworkpartnership.co.uk/conference/cert-in-mental-health-at-work-2020

  • 08 December 2020
    London

    Practical OH Law Certificate

    A three-day course from The At Work Partnership run with the support of Brunel University London

    Date: 8–10 December 2020

    Location: Central London

    A practical three-day course designed to provide occupational health professionals with an in-depth understanding of OH law at work. This qualification will provide you with a detailed comprehension of the full scope of your legal responsibilities – so that you can ensure that your work, and the work of your department, is fully compliant with legislation and case law.

    Course director and lead tutor: Professor Diana Kloss, Barrister

    Other tutors include: Nick Hanning, Anthony Gold Solicitors, Professor Alan Neal, University of Warwick and Emily Yeardley, BakerLaw LLP

    The course topics include:

    • Introduction to OH law and the criminal law of health and safety

    • Discrimination law: key concepts and legislation

    • Consent, confidentiality and data protection in OH

     • Disability discrimination

    • Employment law and fitness for work

    • Employment tribunals

    Book and pay by 31st March and save up to £100 + VAT with our early bird rates.

    To book online and for further information, please visit:

    https://www.atworkpartnership.co.uk/conference/practical-oh-law-certificate-2020-2

  • 31 December 2020
    London

     

    Dates available throughout 2020:

    Workplace drug and alcohol issues are becoming an increasing demand on Occupational Health Teams. 

    Within health and safety it is best practice for every company to have a Drug and Alcohol Policy however they vary considerably between industry and organisations. Procedures associated with the policy need to be practical and balanced in approach, enabling implementation and compliance.

    Delegates will see from the programme that Helen Vangikar has developed four courses to equip Occupational Health Teams with knowledge to confidently tackle issues raised, ranging from policy content, is testing appropriate?, collections and report interpretation and quality standards.

    These courses are suitable for healthcare professionals and allied professionals such as health & safety and human resources.

    CPD Attendance Certificates will be issued to delegates.

    MRO1 and MRO2 have CPD accreditation from the Faculty of Occupational Medicine.

    For more information please email: helen@helenvangikar.com or visit www.helenvangikar.com/training

     

    Venues and dates available throughout 2020:

     

     

    Collection Officer

    MRO1

    MRO2

    Policy (Morning Only)

    Abu Dhabi

    12-Jan

    13-Jan

    14-Jan

    15-Jan

    Doha

    19-Mar

    20-Mar

    21-Mar

    Not Available

     

     

    Policy (Afternoon Only)

    Collection Officer

    MRO1

    MRO2

    London

    03-Feb

    04-Feb

    05-Feb

    06-Feb

    Manchester

    21-Sep

    22-Sep

    23-Sep

    24-Sep

     

    To view further course details please click here.