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  • 30 November 2018
    London

    BOOKINGS FOR THIS EVENT ARE NOW CLOSED

    RCN and SOM Occupational Health Nursing Conference and Exhibition 2018: Key Issues in Occupational Health

    Venue: Royal College of Nursing, 20 Cavendish Square, Marylebone, London, W1G 0RN

    Back by popular demand: we are pleased to announce the Royal College of Nursing and the Society of Occupational Medicine will be jointly hosting this one day conference.
    Open to RCN members, SOM members and non-members alike, this conference is designed to support all health professionals working in or with an interest in occupational health. 

    The broad programme will cover a number of topics including:
    - Managing Musculoskeletal and mental health conditions
    - Fit note and fitness to drive update 
    - Supporting those with cancer in the workplace
    - Mesothelioma 
    - Updates in employment law and preparing for employment tribunal

    For any queries about this event please contact Liz Russ, Organiser, RCN
    liz.russ@rcn.org.uk 
    020 7647 3591

    Follow us on twitter: #OH18               @theRCN                @SOMNews

     

  • 04 December 2018
    Yorkshire

    Stress has been recognised by the HSE and many others as one of the biggest single causes of work-related sickness absence.  Its causes are multiple and, although non-work activities are undoubtedly important, there is a widespread belief that work factors can make a major contribution in some instances.

    This course will briefly outline what we understand by stress; what factors at work (and outside) can contribute to it; and what the potential consequences are for the individual or an employer. 

    The presentation will then focus upon what is considered to be an appropriate course of action for employers, with primary prevention (prevention at source) coupled with both secondary and tertiary measures.  This will reflect what is currently recognised as best practice.

    5.5 CPD points accredited by the Faculty of Occupational Medicine (FOM).

    For more information please click here.

    SOM Members, the price is £175 + VAT per person (Non SOM Members, the price is £265 + VAT). Please login to your SOM account and visit the Benefits and insurance page to access the promotional code.

    Please note this is an open (public) course and may be subject to minimum numbers attending.

  • 07 December 2018
    S Wales and W of England

    Friday 7th December 2018

    Venue: Holiday Inn Cardiff North (please note not the City Centre hotel)

    Merthyr Rd, Tongwynlais, Cardiff CF15 7AD (adjacent to M4 Junction 32)

    Programme

    9:30 Refreshments

    10:00 Hidden Disabilities in the Workplace

    Speaker: Ros Williams of Cardiff University

    The session aims to explore hidden disabilities within the workplace, removing barriers and creating an inclusive environment. Information will be provided about specific learning differences (SpLD) and how they may co-exist with each other alongside health conditions, such as anxiety and depression. An overview will be given on how hidden disabilities may present themselves, their strengths and challenges, and what adjustments or solutions can be implemented to support individuals in the workplace under the Equality Act 2010.​

    11:30 AGM

    12:15 Lunch

    Cost: £35 

    To book your place: email Pam.Keshavarzian@som.org.uk

     

  • 31 December 2018
    London

    Venues and dates available throughout 2018.

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

    Within health and safety it is best practise 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.

    Courses 2 and 3 have CPD accreditation from the Faculty of Occupational Medicine.

    For more information click here.

    To book please email: helen@helenvangikar.com.

  • 01 January 2019
    London

    Venues and dates available throughout 2019

    Venue

    Course 1

    Course 2

    Course 3

    Course 4

    London

    Mon 04 Feb

    Tue 05 Feb

    Wed 06 Feb

    Thu 07 Feb am only

    Aberdeen

    Mon 18 Mar

    Tue 19 Mar

    Wed 20 Mar

    Thu 21 Mar am only

    Cardiff

    Mon 23 Sep

    Tue 24 Sep

    Wed 25 Sep

    Thu 26 Sep am only

    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.

    Courses 2 and 3 have CPD accreditation from the Faculty of Occupational Medicine.

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

    To view further course details please click here.

  • 22 January 2019
    Webinar

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

    In this exclusive webinar, Nancy Hey Director of the What Works Centre for Wellbeing, will give an overview of the latest evidence relating to wellbeing and work and what can be done to improve understanding of what has the greatest impact.

    The What Works Centre for Wellbeing aims to understand what business, government, communities and individuals can do to improve wellbeing in the UK. The Centre brings together the global evidence base of the policies, programmes and approaches aiming to improve wellbeing and looks at their cost effectiveness.

    Nancy Hey is an experienced policy professional and coach who has worked with the UK’s top Civil Servants to introduce well-being into public policy. She has worked in eight government departments including on Constitutional Reform. She has degrees in law and in coaching & development  and is passionate about learning having established the professional policy community in the UK.

    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.

  • 25 February 2019
    London

    About: RSPH (Royal Society for Public Health) is approved by the Faculty of Occupational Medicine (FOM) to run the course to prepare candidates for the Diploma in Occupational Medicine’s written examination and the oral examination based on a portfolio.

    Date: 25 February 2019 - 08 March 2019

    Venue: 28 Portland Place, London, W1B 1LY

    How to book: Book here.

    To view the flyer please click here.

    Contact details: Meghan Cordery    MCordery@rsph.org.uk    020 7265 7314

  • 18 March 2019
    London

    Venue: 20 Little Britain, London, EC1A 7DH

    Join James Rind – Workplace Wellbeing Consultant – for two workshops in one exciting day.

    In the first (morning) explore what Wellbeing in the workplace really is and how OH professionals can support / develop an optimal wellbeing strategy. You will discover the theories behind workplace wellbeing and why it is important for all aspects of the organisation.

    The second (afternoon) shifts the focus to your wellbeing and gives you the tools to comprehensively appraise where you are. James will support you to develop your bespoke action list of interventions and achievable life-habit changes which will help to optimise your levels of day to day wellbeing.

    £290.00 for non SOM members. £190.00 for SOM members. Please login to your SOM account, then click 'Register Now' on the event page to receive the discount.

    One Day Training Course
    9.30am – 4.30 pm
    1hr for lunch
    Maximum number of attendees: 15

    For further information please click here

  • 19 March 2019
    London

    Venue: 20 Little Britain, London, EC1A 7DH

    James Rind is an Occupational Health Physiotherapist who has specialised in assessing, diagnosing and treating MSDs for the past 19 years. 

    This one day training course aims to equip and refresh your knowledge of musculoskeletal assessment. It will also highlight the value that functional assessment techniques can have to enable you to support your employees.

    MSD’s are the second most likely cause of absence from work and of those a significant proportion relate to spinal conditions. Whilst some are through injury, the aging workforce demographic which the UK is experiencing means that an increasing number of employees will present and have to manage degenerative age-related conditions and symptoms.

    £290.00 for non SOM members. £190.00 for SOM members. Please login to your SOM account, then click 'Register Now' on the event page to receive the discount.

    One Day Training Course
    9.30am – 4.30 pm
    1hr for lunch
    Maximum number of attendees: 15

    For further information please click here