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  • 23 April 2021

    This will be an online meeting, held via Zoom. Programme as follows (may be subject to change):

    9am Registration opens

    9.15am Welcome and opening address - Dr Kerry Freer, Chair

    9.30am Type 1 Diabetes update - Dr Rahat Maitland

    10am Type 2 Diabetes update - Dr Chris Smith

    10.30am Break

    10.45am Diabetes and COVID-19 - Dr Nicola Zammitt

    11.15am Diabetes and driving: A DVLA doctor's perpective - Dr John Evans

    11.45am Questions and Closing remarks - Dr Kerry Freer, Chair

    12pm Meeting ends

    The cost to attend is £10 for SOM members and £20 for non-members. Please note your membership discount will automatically be applied when you log in on the SOM website. Please log in before registering.

    The Zoom link will be emailed to registrants.

    View the flyer (with speaker bios) here.

  • 28 April 2021


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

    An exclusive webinar by Lou Banks of Rising Vibe highlighting how change can impact employee wellbeing and how we can help prepare people for change by identifying what these barriers might be?

    Lou Banks is founder of Rising Vibe Ltd, a Culture Consultancy working in the B2B space, helping their clients to bring organisational goals and human needs together.

    This event is worth 1 CPD Hour. 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.


  • 29 April 2021

    Do you want to broaden your practice with enhanced MSK skills? 

    Gain more practical skills and the ability to diagnose & treat MSK conditions with the LCOM 18-month medical osteopathy course.

    Central London
    LCOM is located in Marylebone London & their clinical course runs 2 days a week (on Fridays
    & Saturdays) over 18 months.

    Small Groups
    Teaching is via small group and interactive learning with highly trained & experienced faculty.

    Professional Recognition
    LCOM is approved to teach osteopathy by GOSC & has Recognised Qualification RQ status.

    For the course brochure, please click here.

    For more information, contact course director Tracy Davies, and visit their website

  • 29 April 2021


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

    Fri 29 Apr 3-4pm SOM Leadership Series 9 Leading amongst leaders – the Military Experience

    SOM Leadership Series 9: Air Vice-Marshal Alastair Reid

    Leading amongst leaders – the Military Experience

    This event is worth 1 CPD Hour. 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.


  • 06 May 2021


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

    It is recognised that there are substantial differences in the working lives and employment situation of women and men and therefore occupational safety and health.

    The Covid-19 pandemic has increased this disparity for many women in terms of health, employment, paid and unpaid work. Occupational Health Professional’s need to understand this unequal landscape and be able to signpost women towards evidence-based information to make informed choices and apply recommendations to employers on supporting women at work.

    This session will focus on issues that can occur during a women’s career in term of her health stages and the working conditions that can affect outcomes.


    Emma Persand is a Women’s Health Advocate and Director of the health education and training company, Lemur Health. She founded Working with the Menopause, the female health strand, to empower women to manage their reproductive health and support organisations in retaining and developing talent. She is a registered nurse with a background in occupational and wellbeing and holds the Menopause Certificate from the British Menopause Society.


    This event is worth 1 CPD Hour. 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.


  • 07 May 2021

    FREE for members; £25 non members (please log in to activate the member discount)

    Travel health and vaccines

    -   What have been the impacts of Covid on aviation and passenger travel?

    -   How will travel health change with the new vaccine? What are challenges?

    -   What are key messages in terms of risk management controls?

    -   What role do the regulators, airlines and occupational health practitioners have to support businesses - so that employers and employees have confidence as to what risks are with travel health

    Speakers – 20 minutes each plus 2 minutes after each speaker for quick Q and A

    10am Introduction and welcome from Chair, Dr Rae Chang, SOM Hon Secretary


    10.05 A global perspective, and the future

    Prof David Heymann LSHTM


    10.27 Travel health - what employers and employees need to think about now

    Dr Dipti Patel, FCDO

    …to cover travel advice, assessing risk, concept of travel corridors & evidence. Immunity passports – potential pitfalls


    10.50 Impact of Covid on aviation and restart - view from a UK regulator

    Dr Michael Trudgill, CMO CAA cover impact on Licence Holders, biosecurity air traffic and airlines impact,


    11.12 Airlines & occupational health of aviation workers

    Dr Michael Harrigan Head of BA Health Services tbc cover impact on pilots and crew and managed safe airports and crew


    11.34 Medivac update

    Dr Finn Morgan -  Healix cover transferring sick patients during the pandemic etc

    12.00 Q and A - Dr Rae Chang, NATS – Chair


    12.30 Close


  • 11 May 2021

    A free webinar hosted by SOM for mental health awareness week

    Chair - Emma Codd, Deloittes

    A round table discussion with leaders in the field:

    Richard Curtis, Mental Health Tick - What to consider from your organisation’s perspective? E.g. the value of pledges and recognition

    Xenia Koumi, City of London Corporation and Matt Creamer, Greater London Authority and the Mayor of London - The importance of interventions to improve workforce mental health and wellbeing (i.e. the evidence base) and the importance of taking a strategic approach

    Louise Aston, Business in the Community - Fundamental approaches that leads to positive change

    Manuel Ramos, Public Health England - Accreditation systems e.g. from local authorities

    Andrew Berrie, MIND Mental Health at Work - National Lead - Mental Health Leadership Council activities

    Christian van Stolk, RAND - Britain’s Healthiest Workplace

    Q and A moderated by Nick Pahl, CEO SOM

    Brief beforehand to be provided with key resources and then fact sheet afterwards e.g. covering resources and options such as the mindful business charter etc.

    Register on Eventbrite here

  • 12 May 2021

    Full day webinar organised jointly by the Royal Society of Medicine and The Society of Occupational Medicine

    This meeting brings together a multidisciplinary approach to reflect on our experiences of COVID-19 and its impact on health and work. We will also consider the implications for health and work in the coming months and years.

    During this session, participants will be able to:

    - Understand the challenges for workplace health in 2021 and beyond

    - Consider the legacy of COVID-19 as this continues to impact on health, with an emphasis on mental health and respiratory health

    - Identify some of the impacts on health relating to home working, including musculoskeletal health

    - Appreciate the contribution of vaccination to health and work in the coming months and years

    - Learn about the implications for travel in the context of work due to the ongoing threat from COVID-19 and other biological hazards

    Registration for this webinar will close 2 hours prior to the start time. You will receive the webinar link 2 hours before the meeting. Late registrations will not be accepted. 

    This webinar is available for on-demand viewing. The webinar recording will be available for registered delegates up to 30 days after the live webinar broadcast via Zoom. The link will be sent 24 hours after the webinar takes place. 

    Free for RSM and SOM members. Non-member rate: £60, Trainee: £45, Student: £30. SOM members should select non-member rate and at the cart enter the Promo code in the Promo code section. Contact for the Promo code. 

    View the agenda and register here.

  • 12 May 2021


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

    Long Covid: What do we know – and what do we need to know?

    -  Long Covid is symptoms persisting beyond 4 weeks after Covid-19

    - The incidence, cause and management is hotly disputed

    - The condition was initially denied by many clinicians

    - Patients have joined in online groups and many are very knowledgeable - Services are developing – but optimum service models are not yet known

    Trish Greenhalgh is Professor of Primary Care Health Sciences and Fellow of Green Templeton College at the University of Oxford. She studied Medical, Social and Political Sciences at Cambridge and Clinical Medicine at Oxford before training first as a diabetologist and later as an academic general practitioner. She has a doctorate in diabetes care and an MBA in Higher Education Management. She leads a programme of research at the interface between the social sciences and medicine, working across primary and secondary care.

    This event is worth 1 CPD Hour. 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.


  • 25 May 2021

    SOM online event, free to attend.

    Nurses working in occupational health deliver excellent care every day. The NMC has been working with people who receive this care, nurses and other groups to develop new standards of proficiency to reflect how modern care is delivered by these nurses. Now, the NMC wants to hear from you. Over the course of the next 16 weeks (until 2nd August 2021), they are holding a consultation seeking views on the new draft post-registration standards. 

    The new draft standards are here and for educators here.

    We encourage you to have your say. Your views will help the NMC to develop new standards that will shape the education and ongoing development of community and public health nurses, seeking to improve people’s wellbeing. Join us for a free SCPHN consultation event 25th May 2-4pm.

    Register on Eventbrite here.