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  • 17 January 2019
    North East

    Date: Thursday 17th January 2019

    Time: 6pm for 6.30pm (food served at 6pm)

    Venue: The Trust Headquarters Boardroom, University Hospital of North Durham

    Agenda: 

    6.00-6.30pm - Sandwiches and informal catch-up

    6.30-7.15pm - Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Work Related Upper Limb Disorders (WRULD) - Rehabilitation by Glenn Robertson, Physiotherapist Optima Health 

    7.15-8.00pm - Upper Limb Disorders by Mr Dave Cloke, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

    Non-SOM members are welcome to attend as a taster. If you are planning to attend, please RSVP to Pam.Keshavarzian@som.org.uk

  • 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.

  • 06 February 2019
    London

    Preview 2019: OH Legal & Professional Update

    Wednesday 6 February 2019, Central London

    Chaired by Dr John Ballard, editor of Occupational Health [at Work]. Legal updates: Prof Diana Kloss, barrister, Nick Hanning, Anthony Gold solicitors and Rebecca Tuck, barrister.

    How will attending this training benefit you?

    You will gain:

    - A vital update on legislation and recent case law taking you through the complexities of informed consent, disability discrimination, stress, mental health, harassment and other hot topics

    - An up-to-the-minute analysis of the implications of the new FOM ethics guidance and of Brexit on OH law

    - Knowledge of the legal dos and don’ts in some of the most difficult areas affecting OH professionals’ practice

    For more information please click here.

    You can view the brochure here.

  • 14 February 2019
    Webinar

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

    In this exclusive webinar, Paul Douglas will talk about OH aspects and challenges of migrant workers and Israr Ahmed will talk on novel ways that the challenges of migrant workers health and welfare has been managed.

    The ILO global estimates on migrant workers show in 2018 migrant workers account for 164 million of the world’s approximately 277 million international migrants and that even when employment is not the prime motivator of travel it will figure in migration at some stage given nearly 90% of migrants are between 20-64 years.

    While a minority of migrant workers hold high-skilled jobs, many have jobs that are dirty, dangerous and demanding ("three D-jobs") and consequently face high risks of work-related accidents and disease. The objectives of this webinar are: - To understand significant safety and health risks of migrant workers and existing conditions; - To identify good practices through public health protection and employment readiness that may be utilised at health assessments to protect migrant workers; - To discuss measures for improving safety and health of migrant workers prior to engagement.

    Paul Douglas is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators, with a Masters in Health Administration and specialised interests in public and global health. He joined UN Agency - International Organization for Migration in January 2018 working in the Migration Health Division to set global standards for migration health assessment activities, assuring the quality of the work undertaken by the 70 IOM clinics world-wide for more than 400,000 migrants annually. He works closely with member states and other Agencies including World Health Organization.

    Dr. Israr Ahmed has over 30 years of experience of working in different Shell companies across the world in the fields of occupational and clinical health. He is a pioneer and remains to be an active contributor to the Workers Welfare program in the Shell group of companies. His current focus is on exploring initiatives around employees wellbeing to improving human performance.

    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.

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

    £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.

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

    £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

     

  • 28 March 2019
    West Midlands

    Venue: Holiday Inn, Birmingham Airport

    This 2 day course offers training to those working in respiratory physiology/medicine with an interest in occupational asthma, or those currently working in occupational health. It covers the core investigations into occupational asthma, how to perform and interpret them, with a case-based approach throughout. You will need a good foundation knowledge and experience in spirometry.

    More information can be found here.

    To apply, please email vicky.c.moore@heartofengland.nhs.uk

  • 17 April 2019
    London

    Wednesday 17th April 2019, Central London (venue TBC)

    Half-day event

    With a range of informative talks throughout the day, this half-day event will assist people working in occupational health roles to review how they are handling personal data one year on from the new GDPR legislation changes.

    From assessing employees’ fitness to work, sick pay entitlement and holiday pay, nuanced confidentiality and consent issues affect occupational health workers and employers.  

    Our speakers will help you navigate the impact of these changes and provide a useful Q&A session to close the day.

    The cost to attend is £99 for SOM members and £125 for non members.

    Places are limited so please register your interest ASAP by emailing Dawn.Burrows@som.org.uk

    Our guest speakers include

    - Nick Pahl – CEO, Society of Occupational Medicine

    - Nick Hanning – The Law Relating to GDPR (TBC)

    - Sue Carty – Technical Aspects of Implementation

    - Prof. Diana Kloss MBE – Consent and Confidentiality

    - Dr Lucy Wright – Chief Medical Officer, OH Assist

  • 31 December 2019
    London

    Dates throughout 2019

    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

    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

    To view further course details please click here.