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  • 09 March 2022
    Webinar

    Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy skills for OH professionals 2022
    A 5 Day Virtual Course - Part One: 9-11 March 2022; Part Two: 28-29 April 2022

    A five-day virtual course designed to train OH practitioners and allied health professionals in the effective delivery of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) skills and techniques. With the support of Brunel University London, hundreds of occupational health professionals working in the private sector, the NHS, and other parts of the public sector have now undertaken this training and their organisations have benefitted as a result.

    Benefits of attending

    This highly practical course will provide you with the skills and techniques to apply CBT to:

    • support individuals who have, or are at risk of developing, long-term mental health conditions
    • see measurable improvements in employee well-being as a direct result of your efforts

    As a result, your organisation will be able to:

    • reduce mental health related sickness absence in the workplace in a cost-effective and speedy way
    • avoid lengthy waiting times for CBT referrals
    • save money on consultancy fees

    Course tutors

    The course is led by Alan Dovey, Sharon Wilday and Paul Anthony. Alan Dovey and Sharon Wilday are consultant cognitive behavioural psychotherapists and honorary clinical lecturers at the University of Birmingham. Paul Anthony is a cognitive behavioural therapist and senior clinical lecturer at Staffordshire University.

    For full course details and to book online please visit: https://ohaw.co/CBT2022

  • 15 March 2022
    West Midlands

    15-16th March 2022, NEC Birmingham

    Celebrating 16 successful years, Health and Wellbeing at Work brings together occupational health, HR, safety and healthcare professionals in a vibrant and interactive environment. 18 conference programmes, 180 speakers, 3 live workshops and 150 exhibitors. Programmes include mental health, emotional wellbeing, building resilience, working with health conditions, diversity and inclusion, neurodiversity, women's health, occupational and coaching psychology, employment law, managing MSDs, shaping culture and values, employee engagement and experience, safety behaviour and management and leadership.

    You can visit The Society of Occupational Medicine on stand 42.

    Register here.

  • 17 March 2022
    London

    International Practitioner Health Summit 2022: The Wounded Healer
    Hope and Healing beyond Covid-19
    Thursday 17th - Friday 18th March 2022 | Hybrid Conference - London & Virtual

    Open to all healthcare professionals, this hybrid CPD certified conference will welcome delegates from across the world attending face to face and remotely. Again, as with the first award winning, sold out conference, the speaker line up is exceptional. The medical authors, Rachel Clarke, Adam Kay, and Yumiko Kadota will be talking about their Covid experiences. England’s Chief Nursing Officer will also share her experiences and those of her profession who have worked so hard on our behalf during the pandemic. Breakout sessions for all delegates will cover topics including: International treatment models and responses, the epidemiology of distress, mental health outcomes for distressed doctors, and happy workplaces for trainees. For those who attend face to face you will be able to access an extended choice of wonderful workshops and plenty of spaces to come together.

    For further information and to book click here or email kerry@hc-uk.org.uk

    Follow the conference on Twitter #woundedhealer22

  • 20 March 2022
    Overseas

    Hybrid event. Venue if attending in person: Victoria Park, Brisbane, Australia.

    The world and work are changing, and the forthcoming ANZSOM conference will explore the key issues that have emerged for occupational medicine – Culture, Covid and Climate, while providing opportunities for knowledge and skill development across a range of topics relevant to daily practice.

    With a long-awaited opportunity to meet face-to-face, ANZSOM look forward to doing what they do best – providing a highly interactive programme including worksite visits, workshops, a mock court, CPR update and more.

    The 2022 Annual Scientific Meeting will also be offered as a hybrid event giving delegates the choice of attending in person in Brisbane or virtually from wherever they find themselves.

    Registrations are now open, with Early Bird discounts available until the 20th December 2021.

    For more information about the ANZSOM ASM 2022, visit https://www.anzsom.org.au/asm-2022.

  • 02 April 2022
    Webinar

    Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd April - MCQ Weekend

    ***The Occupational Health Academy is back! Bookings now available for courses for the May 2022 exam cohort***

    The Occupational Health Academy is pleased to announce that bookings are now open for the next cohort of courses for the May 2022 exams. 

    1) The Portfolio/Viva morning on Sunday 20th February - will go through the FOM portfolio template, viva exam expectations and some examples of successful portfolios.

    2)  Weekend of Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd April - the very popular MCQ weekend covering a vast array of topics from Occupational Hygiene, Ethics, Law, Occupational Medicine and Past topics.

    3) Individualised Mock Viva sessions available on Saturday 9th and Friday 29th April for those who want tips on their portfolio (post submission to the FOM) and a cool grilling of knowledge around Occupational Medicine and your specific portfolio to prepare you best for the exam.

    Visit www.occupationalhealthacademy.co.uk for the reviews of the recent cohort of courses earlier in the year, more details of the itinerary of each course days and to book your place.

    New SOM members are eligible for a 20% SOM membership discount - please contact membership@som.org.uk attaching the invoice for the course. Current SOM members are not eligible for this discount.

  • 09 April 2022
    Webinar

    Saturday 9th & Friday 29th April - Mock Viva days

    ***The Occupational Health Academy is back! Bookings now available for courses for the May 2022 exam cohort***

    The Occupational Health Academy is pleased to announce that bookings are now open for the next cohort of courses for the May 2022 exams. 

    1) The Portfolio/Viva morning on Sunday 20th February - will go through the FOM portfolio template, viva exam expectations and some examples of successful portfolios.

    2)  Weekend of Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd April - the very popular MCQ weekend covering a vast array of topics from Occupational Hygiene, Ethics, Law, Occupational Medicine and Past topics.

    3) Individualised Mock Viva sessions available on Saturday 9th and Friday 29th April for those who want tips on their portfolio (post submission to the FOM) and a cool grilling of knowledge around Occupational Medicine and your specific portfolio to prepare you best for the exam.

    Visit www.occupationalhealthacademy.co.uk for the reviews of the recent cohort of courses earlier in the year, more details of the itinerary of each course days and to book your place.

    New SOM members are eligible for a 20% SOM membership discount - please contact membership@som.org.uk attaching the invoice for the course. Current SOM members are not eligible for this discount.

  • 10 May 2022
    Webinar

    The webinar seeks to consider investment in occupational health (OH) in the NHS and to provide insight into quality improvement and leadership within OH in both the industry and the NHS. This meeting is jointly organised with the Royal Society of Medicine.

    Join this meeting to understand changes in quality improvement in OH and the strengths and limitations of current investment in NHS OH. Topics will consider leadership development in OH in both industry and the NHS as well as reflect lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic.

    The Annual SOM Apothecaries Lecture will be delivered by Dr Steve Boorman, Employee Health Director, Empactis, Chair, Council of Work and Health.

    During this session, participants will be able to:

    - Learn from the COVID-19 pandemic 

    - Consider leadership development in OH

    - Understand changes in Quality Improvement in OH 

    - Understand the strengths and limitations of current investment in NHS OH

    This webinar is available for on-demand viewing. The webinar recording will be available for registered delegates up to 60 days after the live webinar broadcast via Zoom. The link will be sent 24 hours after the webinar takes place. 

    Discounted rate for SOM members. For further details and to book, visit the RSM website here.

  • 31 December 2022
    Webinar

     

    Dates available throughout 2022:

    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: helen@helenvangikar.com or visit www.helenvangikar.com/training

    Venues and dates available throughout 2022:

     

    Policy, afternoon

    Collection Officer

    MRO1

    MRO2

    Zoom UK/GMT

    14-Feb

    15-Feb

    16-Feb

    17-Feb

    Zoom UK/BST

    08-Aug

    09-Aug

    10-Aug

    11-Aug

    Zoom UAE BST-3hrs

    03-Apr

    04-Apr

    05-Apr

    06-Apr

    Zoom UAE BST-3hrs

    02-Oct

    03-Oct

    04-Oct

    05-Oct

    To view further course details please click here.

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