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  • 23 September 2019

    SOM event in partnership with the National School of Occupational Health

    Due to unforeseen circumstances, the venue for this event has been changed.  The Jobs and Career Fair will now take place in Rooms G3 and G4 in Senate House.  Senate House is next to Stewart House (the original venue) in Russell Square, London WC1B 5DN.

    Free to attend. Places are limited.

    This event will provide information about careers in occupational health:

    - What OH is and what disciplines there are, e.g. Doctor, Nurse, Technician

    - Routes of entry

    - Meet OH organisations looking for talent. Find out about the type of work they do, what they are looking for and how you can fill your skills gap

    - Meet OH recruiters and see what vacancies they have

    - Network with other professionals, new graduates and students from across the UK

    - Talk to the team from the SOM

    Who can attend?

    This event is aimed at anyone looking to find out more about a career in occupational health and medicine. It would help:

    - Those interested to move into a career in OH, e.g. Doctors, Nurses, OH Technicians, Physiotherapists and Psychologists

    - Those whose jobs require them to upskill and take on responsibility for OH

    Download the flyer here.

  • 02 October 2019

    Certificate in OH Case Management

    2-4 October 2019

    Central London

    A practical three day qualification from The At Work Partnership, run with the support of Brunel University London. This highly regarded certificate programme is designed to train occupational health and other professionals in the theory and practice of case management skills – in order to improve absence management, job retention and return-to-work outcomes.

    Course director and chair: Dr Nerys Williams, occupational physician.

            - Making the case for OH case management

            - Applying the biopsychosocial model in your OH practice

            - Case management in practice

            - Motivational interviewing and communication skills

            - Difficult cases

            - Long-term conditions

             -Mental health case management

             -Legal framework

    Special offer - save £100 + VAT for bookings paid by 10 August 2019.

    For further information regarding the event, please click here.

    For the full event brochure, please click here.

  • 04 October 2019

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

    In this webinar, business psychologist, Alan Bradshaw will discuss:

    • Why we’re not proactively managing the risks of stress?

    • Why attempts at stress risk assessment and management have so often failed (the pitfalls)? 

    • What sorts of stress management profiling and planning tools will make this easier and provide both local and organisational solutions?

    Alan Bradshaw is Director of workplace mental health consultancy Alt-OH, which focuses on prevention of mental ill-health and the management of associated risks (health, business and legal risks).

    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.

  • 09 October 2019

    Joint DOP and SOM event, free entry to SOM members and the general public. Registration deadline: 2nd October.

    The Division of Occupational Psychology (DOP) and the Society of Occupational Medicine (SOM) are working together to raise awareness of mental health within the work environment.

    This is the third year that we are addressing specific mental health concerns.

    Our inaugural seminar in 2017 considered the challenges and solutions around mental health at work.

    The 2018 seminar focused specifically on ‘caring for the carers’, more specifically how health and social care professionals can best be supported to ensure a healthy and satisfying career.

    This year’s seminar focuses on those individuals who are working remotely, flexibly and precariously; those organisations that employ them; and assessing how they can be supported more effectively. A particular focus is on the gig economy, lone workers, and those who work within micro businesses.

    The event’s diverse speakers will provide context to the occupational health concerns of these groups of workers. While it is accepted that work is good for individuals, it is even more important to ensure that workers have the resources they need to function more effectively within the workplace, regardless of how they work, where they work and the type of work they do. 

    We hope that this seminar adds to the knowledge base of understanding what contributes to the overall well-being of this group of workers and provide the context in which they can be supported more fully.

    Register now

  • 10 October 2019
    West Midlands

    The future of Occupational Health

    Occupational Health provider, BHSF are hosting their annual OH Conference on the 10th October 2019 at the Edgbaston Park Hotel, Birmingham.

    This year, BHSF have brought together their specialist partners to share their vision for the future of Occupational Health. Learn about innovative new solutions and initiatives, plus, how to deliver a quality service that makes a real difference to the lives of the people you touch.

    Why you should attend:

    - Learn about the alternatives to the traditional Occupational Health model

    - Learn about new solutions for old problems

    - Discover how all Occupational Health providers may look in five years’ time

    Speakers include:

    - Dr Philip McCrea – Chief Medical Officer at BHSF

    - Clare Price -  Head of Psychological Services at CBT Clinics

    - Jayne Molyneux – Head of Managed Healthcare Services at Patient Advocate

    - Plus more

    You will also be awarded five CPD points approved by the Faculty of Occupational Medicine.

    To find out more and book your place visit

    SOM will be exhibiting at this event so please come and visit us at our stand!

  • 14 October 2019
    West Midlands


    Venue: The Crowne Plaza Birmingham City Centre

    Date: 14th of October 2019

    ARIOPS is delighted to let you know that bookings are now open for the 2019 Conference and AGM. 

    ARIOPS has listened to feedback from 2018 participants and moved the event to a Monday and to the Midlands for 2019.

    Come and join ARIOPS in Birmingham to hear about and discuss relevant railway themes.

    The booking system has been designed to make the process quick and simple for participants. For your convenience, a range of payment methods is available: cheque, bank transfer or card. Do note the deadline for all payments, before the event. Here is the link to online booking:

    To view the agenda for the event, please click here.

    Reasons to attend:

    - The aim of ARIOPS is to connect all clinicians providing occupational health services to the railway industry. The Annual Conference brings together clinicians from across the railway industry to meet and hear about relevant railway themes.

    - It’s a day to hear about new issues or to update on topics which we come across in a normal working day. It's particularly rewarding to have the opportunity to meet colleagues and discuss common matters within a sociable environment.

    -The ARIOPS programme usually receives CPD accreditation to give 4 points for attendance for the day.

    -The event will take place in central Birmingham, easy to get to from across the UK.

    Please help to spread the word and pass this programme and link onto any rail colleagues who may be interested in attending this year's event: the more, the merrier!

    ARIOPS look forward to seeing you on 14th October.

    Note about accommodation: if you require accommodation the night before the ARIOPS Conference and AGM, it is recommend that you book individually via or via the hotel website: ARIOPS was not able to secure better group rates for our small number of likely bedrooms.

    If you are unable to attend on 14th October, do renew your ARIOPS Membership (October to October) online. The link is the same as for the Conference; you just need to choose the “Membership ONLY” option once you are in the system.

    For any further enquiries, please contact ARIOPS Registration Support below:

    ARIOPS Registration Support - Rebecca Lawrence-Bristol

    Index Communications Meeting Services, Crown House, 28 Winchester Road, Romsey, Hampshire SO51 8AA

    T: + 44 (0) 1794 511331/2


    SOM will be exhibiting at this event so please come and visit us at our stand!

  • 16 October 2019
    Central Southern England

    Date: Wednesday 16th October 2019

    Venue: Apollo Hotel, Aldermaston Roundabout, Basingstoke, Hampshire RG24 9NU

    - This one-day course follows the HSE Training Syllabus for Appointed Doctors and will provide a Certificate of Attendance

    - The course is run by Trident Medical Services Ltd, led by Dr. Elschen Kotze MFOM

    - TMS has been providing Occupational Health to the nuclear industry since 1995, and have been delivering this course for over 10 years

    - This course has received FOM CPD approval worth 5.5 CPD points for full attendance

    Course fee £350.00 + VAT (Total - £420.00)

    For more information and booking details please click here.

  • 17 October 2019
    East Midlands

    This year’s Trent Occupational Medicine symposium takes place on 17 October at Nottingham Belfry hotel in Nottingham. This educational event provides 5.5 CPD points and is aimed at occupational health nurses and physicians as well as GPs with an interest in occupational medicine.

    Presentations will include travel medicine, medical and legal perspectives on drug and alcohol abuse at work, respiratory health surveillance, dementia in the working age population and PTSD.

    For more information and to book your place please click here.

    SOM will be exhibiting at this event so please come and visit us at our stand!

  • 21 October 2019

    Time: 10:00 (09:30 registration) - 16:30
    Location: ECOH, 2 Lovibond Lane, London, SE10 9FY
    Attendance is free for FOM trainees, CESR trainees, FOM trainers and prospective FOM trainees (lunch included)

    The world of work is changing, and today's OH trainees will be tomorrow's leaders in keeping workers healthy and in work. Join us to hear a remarkable line-up of speakers talk about issues that will affect your practice both now and in the future. Speakers and topics include: 

    Professor Dame Jane Dacre, former RCP President and President of the Medical Protection Society - Working towards an equitable workplace

    Dr Michael Farquhar, Consultant in Children's Sleep Medicine - Sleep and work 

    Peter Apps, Global Affairs Commentator at Reuters, Director at the Project for the Study of the 21st century and British Army Reservist - Working with disability

    Dr Jane Hitchins, East Kent Hospitals University - Lead

    Emily Yeardley, Baker Law - Legal Update

    Dr Mark Hall, CMO at Medigold - HAVS

    Dr Richard Peters, CMO at Network Rail - Strategic thinking in Occupational Medicine

    The programme will also include two panel sessions: 

    Ask the Faculty - This panel session will give delegates the opportunity to ask FOM's Board, Council and Trainers questions about the the curriculum, training, exams and more. Panelists include: Dr Anne de Bono, Dr Dil Sen, Dr Harj Kaul, Dr Steven Nimmo and Dr Jayne Moore. Please submit your questions to the panel in advance by e-mailing them to 

    Developing a career in Occupational Medicine Hear how our panel of FOM members have pursued various career paths in occupational medicine, from NHS to RAF. Panelists include: Dr Anne de Bono, Dr Richard Peters, Dr Jill Crabbe, Dr Harj Kaul and Dr Alasdair Emslie.

    Registration is open to all FOM trainees, CESR trainees, FOM trainers and prospective FOM trainees.

    To register, please click here.

  • 22 October 2019

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

    This webinar will cover the menopause, symptoms, managements and strategies at work to help women who are experiencing difficulties.

    Debby Holloway is a Nurse Consultant in gynaecology at Guy's and St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust. Her current clinical caseload is one-stop outpatient procedure clinics, mainly outpatient hysteroscopy, and specialist menopause clinics. Debby is the deputy module lead for the gynaecology nursing course at KCL. She has published both books and articles in relation to women’s health. Debby is currently the chair of the RCN women’s health forum.

    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.