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  • 15 May 2020
    Northern Ireland

    Key Issues in Occupational Health

    Date: Friday 15th May

    Venue: Malone House, Barnett Demesne, Belfast, BT9 5PB.

    A multidisciplinary day for doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, psychologists and health and safety professionals in Northern Ireland and Ireland, with an interest in occupational health.

    Speakers include:

    - Professor Anne Harriss - Mental health in the workplace

    - Helen Parsons - Drug and Alcohol issues in the workplace

    - Dr Will Ponsonby - Fitness for Safety critical workers

    - Karen Coomer - The biopsychosocial approach to OH

    View the draft programme here.

    The cost to attend is £50 for SOM members, £95 for non-members. If you are a SOM member, please login BEFORE making your booking in order for the discount to be applied.

  • 24 June 2020

    Certificate in Managing Mental Health at Work

    A three-day course from The At Work Partnership run with the support of Brunel University London

    Date: 24-26 June 2020

    Location: Central London

    A practical three-day qualification designed to give OH professionals the in-depth knowledge, strategies, skills and techniques to successfully manage mental health at work. It covers a wide spectrum of issues including mental health strategies, promoting good mental health at work; assessing fitness for work; reasonable adjustments; and reducing presenteeism and sickness absence through prevention, support at work and effective return-to-work programmes.

    Course Director: Dr Nerys Williams, OH Physician

    Course Deviser: Dr John Ballard, Occupational Health [at work] Editor

    Other tutors include: Dr Paul Litchfield, Prof Diana Kloss, Dr Max Henderson, Dr Olivia Carlton, Jen Webster, Dr Sally Coomber, Prof Neil Greenberg

    Key course highlights include:

    - Evidence review of workplace interventions
    - Devising a workplace strategy controlling risks
    - Guidance on how OH professionals can manage cases
    - The OH consultation: best practice
    - Responding to trauma
    - Alcohol and substance misuse
    - Assessing fitness for work
    - The duty to make reasonable adjustments
    - Ensuring legal compliance
    - Keeping people productively in work and ensuring successful return to work

    EARLY BIRD RATE OFFER: Book and pay by 30th April 2020 and save up to £100 + VAT with our early bird rates.

    For further information and to secure your place, please visit:

  • 31 December 2020


    Dates available throughout 2020:

    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.

    MRO1 and MRO2 have CPD accreditation from the Faculty of Occupational Medicine.

    For more information please email: or visit


    Venues and dates available throughout 2020:



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    To view further course details please click here.