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  • 14 October 2019

    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



    SO51 8AA

    T: + 44 (0) 1794 511331/2


  • 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.

  • 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 Guys 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.

  • 25 October 2019


    The Edinburgh Training and Conference Centre

    16 St Mary’s Street Edinburgh EH1 1SU

    Date: 25/10/2019 - 27/10/2019

    The purpose of this educational activity is to provide advanced training to clinical psychologists, social workers, PhD/NP level nurses and physicians in the practice of CBT-I. The workshop is roughly evenly split between didactics and active learning exercises. The learning exercises (Day 2 & 3) include e.g., case presentations and role plays. The lectures (Day 1& 2) cover several topics including advanced models of insomnia, actigraphy, interpreting PSG reports, alternative treatment strategies (e.g., sleep compression, bright light treatment, etc.), alternative treatment delivery modes (e.g. group, telehealth, etc.) and issues regarding medication titration. The programme should position clinicians to more effectively deal with complex issues and cases. This training, along with other CE workshops, supervised practice, a past case load of 10 or more cases, and a reasonable programme of self-study (readings and videos) should adequately prepare individuals for the certification exams.

    For full event information, including eligibilty to attend please click here.

    For registration and further information please contact Lisa Wood

    Tel: 07555796272



  • 06 November 2019
    West Midlands

    Two-day annual OH seminar from The At Work Partnership
    Chesford Grange Hotel, Warwickshire
    6 – 7 November 2019

    The At Work Partnership's annual two day seminar, providing a clinical and management update on the cutting-edge issues in occupational health today.

    Chaired by: Dr John Ballard, Occupational Health [at Work] with Dr Steve Boorman, Empactis and Dr Nerys Williams, independent occupational physician
    Organised by: The At Work Partnership Ltd with Janie Acton

    Seminar supported by The Colt Foundation and sponsored by Empactis and Cohort

    Special discounted rates for places booked by 31/8/19: Early bird rate: £450 + VAT or  £350 + VAT self-funded delegates.

    Conference themes include:

    - Mental health at work: PTSD; suicide; gambling addiction and work

    - Occupational respiratory cancers

    - Modern working practices and the role of OH

    - Positive psychology at work – and the joy of work

    - Future working – technology, artificial intelligence, robotics and OH

    - Post-natal depression, stillbirth and miscarriage

    - Disability at work: musculoskeletal pain; chronic fatigue; migraine and headaches

    - OH law and practice: disability and fitness for work; access to OH records, reports and data

    CPD: 12.5 points from the FOM, 12.5 hours for self-accreditation schemes

    This two day seminar offers a fantastic opportunity to update your OH expertise, plus plenty of opportunities to network – including at our exhibition and at our conference dinner on 6 November 2019.

    Book and pay by 31 August 2019 and save money with our early bird booking rates.

    For more information:

    Please view our website for more details:

    For the full event brochure, please click here.

  • 06 November 2019

    We are pleased to announce that bookings are now open for our autumn meeting, to be held on Wednesday 6th November 2019 at West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service, Fire Service Headquarters, Oakroyd Hall, Birkenshaw, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD11 2DY. Please find details below:

    9.30 - 10.45 - Dr Samrat Roychowdhury: Ageing workforce - benefits and challenges from a physician's perspective

    10.45 - 11.00 - Break

    11.00 - 12.30 - Dr Beth Durrell, GMC Case Examiner and Consultant Psychiatrist: Insight into the management of doctors in difficulty by the GMC and what it expects from the OH Physicians

    12.30 - 13.15 - Lunch

    13.15 - 14.30 - Dr Suman Mukhopadhaya: Mental state examination and psychiatry risk assessment

    14.30 - 14.45 - Break

    14.45 - 16.00 - Dr Sandip Ghosh: Current advances in the management of Diabetes

    Places are available on a first come, first served basis, and a place is only guaranteed by immediate payment in full to the SOM bank account.

    Please note, the venue is not a hotel therefore lunch and refreshments will be basic. The Fire Service are providing their rooms FOC. A map of the venue is available here.

    There is free parking at Fire Service HQ, accessed from the Whitehall Road West (A58) entrance. Delegates should park in the main car park and present to reception by 09.15. Late attendees are not guaranteed admittance.

    5 CPD points are available. The cost to attend is £25. Payment must be made by BACSPlease use your name as the payment reference. This event is for SOM members only.

    If you would like to attend, please email

  • 13 November 2019

    Venue: The Castle Hotel 18 High Street, Windsor SL4 1LJ

    Date: 13th - 15th November 2019

    ALAMA are delighted to announce their Autumn Conference Occupational Health: Windsor

    The conference starts at 10:00 on Wednesday 13th November which also includes free BLS training/update, and finishes with lunch on Friday 15th November 2019.

    For full event and booking information please click here. 

    For any queries please contact the conference organiser, Sandy Quinn
    Tel: +44 (0)777 186 7137 E:

  • 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.

  • 06 December 2019
    S Wales and W of England

    Save the date - Friday 6th December 2019

    Venue: Bristol University Wills Hall Conference Centre, Stoke Bishop, Bristol

    "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?

    The South Wales and West of England SOM group will deliver a day’s programme focused on this difficulty. We are planning to have presentations from:

    - A forensic psychiatrist

    - A psychologist

    - An occupational physician talking about his experience with covert surveillance in insurance claims 

    - An occupational physician with many years’ experience in the insurance industry, and

    - A spokesperson from the GMC, clarifying our duties as doctors in this tricky area.

    Full programme details to follow.

    Please contact: to express your interest.