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  • 22 November 2019
    West Midlands

    Friday 22 November 2019

    Venue: Birmingham

    A one day course from The At Work Partnership teaching you how to prepare concise, well-written OH reports that will provide quality information for managers, be understood by employees, and be defensible if the information contained in them is ever required in legal proceedings. 

    The At Work Partnership has now trained hundreds of OH and allied health professionals in OH report writing skills – if you haven’t attended yet, don’t miss out on this essential training day.

    Course tutors:

    Sandra Winters, Organisational Wellbeing Ltd

    Prof Diana Kloss, barrister

    Dr Nerys Williams, independent OH Physician

    Book and pay 6 weeks before the training and save up to £80 +VAT.

    Self-funded delegates from only £225 + VAT.

    For further information regarding the event, please click here

    Other dates and locations are available. 

  • 29 November 2019

    RCN and SOM Occupational Health Nursing Conference and Exhibition 2019: Key issues in occupational health

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

    Join us as we explore the diversity of practice within occupational health nursing. Don’t miss this invaluable opportunity to expand your knowledge and skills whilst remaining professionally up to date on developments in public health and care in the workplace setting.

    By attending this conference you will:

    - Be updated on the latest occupational health research, practice and policy

    - Develop your confidence and competence in legal issues related to practice and OH report writing

    - Consider and reflect on how to manage complex cases, including Diabetes. Research and evidence will include a focus on drug and alcohol issues, men’s health and individuals with cognitive decline

    - Network with OH professionals from a broad spectrum of industries to share experiences and best practice. Return to your workplace stimulated with fresh ideas to share

    This conference is suitable for all nurses and healthcare professionals working in or with an interest in occupational health.

    RCN and SOM members £125 + VAT

    Non-members £185 + VAT

    For further information and to book please click here.

    Online booking available here.

  • 05 December 2019

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

    An exclusive webinar on Colour Assessment in Health and Employment. The webinar will cover:

    •              Fundamentals (i.e., the advantages of colour signals, factors that cause variability in colour vision, the challenges of colour assessment)

    •              The outcome of conventional colour assessment tests and protocols

    •              Justification for the introduction of minimum colour vision requirements

    •              New, efficient approaches to colour assessment and the grading of the severity of colour vision loss

    •              Healthcare applications  

    John Barbur is Professor of Optics and Visual Science and heads the Colour Research Laboratory at City, University of London. John combines fundamental vision science with applied and clinical research, which underpins a long record of research achievement and wider impact.

    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 December 2019
    S Wales and W of England

    Venue: Engineers' House, The Promenade, Clifton Down, Bristol BS8 3NB

    "Something's not quite right: when the patient's account conflicts with objective evidence."

    Occupational physicians may find themselves occasionally dealing with patients where the individual’s subjective account differs from other objective evidence. What should we do in these circumstances?

    09.30 Coffee and networking

    10.00 Something's not quite right: when the patient's account differs from other objective evidence

    11.00 Discussion of delegates' experiences with similar cases

    12.00 South Wales & West of England SOM AGM (group members only)

    12.30 Lunch

    This event costs £35 to attend (includes lunch). Please RSVP to

  • 11 December 2019

    SOM event sponsored by Lloyd & Whyte

    Venue: The Royal Air Force Club, 128 Piccadilly, Mayfair, London W1J 7PY

    Free to attend. Places are limited and restricted to SOM members only.

    SOM members are warmly invited for canapes and drinks at the RAF Club on Wednesday 11th December, from 6.30pm until 8.30pm. Places are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.


  • 31 December 2019

    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: or visit

    Venues and dates available throughout 2019


    Course 1

    Course 2

    Course 3

    Course 4


    Mon 04 Feb

    Tue 05 Feb

    Wed 06 Feb

    Thu 07 Feb am only


    Mon 18 Mar

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    Mon 23 Sep

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    Wed 25 Sep

    Thu 26 Sep am only

    To view further course details please click here.

  • 22 January 2020

    The At Work Partnership

    Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Skills for OH Professionals

    Part One: 22–24 January 2020

    Part Two: 27–28 February 2020

    Central London

    This five-day course from The At Work Partnership is run with the support of Brunel University London.

    It is designed to train OH practitioners, and allied health professionals, in the effective delivery of CBT skills and techniques. It will equip you with the skills and understanding to apply CBT to the workplace management of common mental health problems, in order to increase staff retention and promote return to work from long-term sickness absence in a cost-effective way.

    Please do have a look at our website to find out more about this unique training and to see why it is so beneficial.

    The course is led by Alan Dovey and Sharon Wilday who are consultant cognitive behavioural psychotherapists and honorary clinical lecturers at the University of Birmingham.

    Book and pay by 10 December 2019 to qualify for our early bird rates.

    For more information, please visit

  • 05 February 2020

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

    An exclusive webinar on occupational asthma.

    This webinar will cover recent advances in diagnosis and trends in the reporting of occupational asthma, in the UK and elsewhere. It will also discuss whether trends in the incidence of occupational asthma reflect changes in workplace control, or changing habits in diagnosing and reporting new cases.

    Gareth Walters is an NHS consultant in occupational respiratory medicine at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, and leads the regional occupational lung disease service at Birmingham Chest Clinic.

    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.