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  • 10 November 2021

    One Day Virtual Training Event, Wednesday 10 November 2021

    This refresher course provides an in-depth update on the requirements for health surveillance for a workforce exposed to hand-transmitted vibration, and in the diagnosis and management of an individual with HAVS.

    Course tutor: Dr Roger Cooke, consultant in occupational medicine, and a leading expert in hand–arm vibration syndrome.

    Programme highlights & benefits of attending:

    -  Enhance your knowledge and skills
       Based on the outcome of health surveillance, it will enable you to:
    -  Minimise risk of progression
    -  Maximise chance of improvement
    -  Reduce financial/legal implications

    -  Gain up-to-date and in-depth guidance on the following areas:
       Understand the latest guidance and recent case law
    -  HAVS surveillance and COVID-19 – and the use of remote health surveillance
    -  Diagnostic criteria
    -  Case management

    -  Put theory into practice with real-life case studies
    As well as in-depth case study examples provided as part of the training, you can submit examples of your own cases for discussion. These are worked into the afternoon as anonymised case studies, enabling you to learn from real examples and share best practice. Delegates who submit their own cases can gain tailored expert tailored feedback.

    -  Receive detailed printed documentation for future reference and a FREE copy of Dr Roger Cooke’s new book Hand–arm vibration syndrome: a guide for occupational health practitioners
    (RRP £42.50).

    Delegates at our last event said:
    “Superb day! Extremely enjoyable session... entirely relevant, pragmatic and very useful. Excellent”
    Dr John Crosbie, OH Physician, Bellevue Group Practice

    “An excellent seminar and very thought provoking. This has aided reflection and future practice. Dr Cooke covered all content perfectly”
    Michele Lake, OHA, Bangor University

    Book and pay by 30th September 2021 and save £40 + VAT. Find out more and secure your place here:

  • 11 November 2021

    Occupational Health and wellbeing for University staff

    Reporting findings of the 4th national survey of the HE sector. There is evidence that wellbeing in the university sector is poor and the support available in institutions is varied and fragmented. There is quite rightly a focus on improving student wellbeing, but little attention is given to the needs of staff. We recommend there should be a formal requirement for universities to report their investment in staff health and wellbeing – this could encompass OH spend, stress management training, return to work support etc. as well as investment in risk assessments such as stress and wellbeing audits. Guidance could be provided on developing a multi-level wellbeing strategy with staff involvement, intervention planning and implementation and review. Given the reliance on league tables in the sector, should the spend on staff wellbeing be a criterion? 

    Chair – Nicola Neath. Chair, Mental health sub group – Council for Work and Health

    Speaker - Dr. Gail Kinman, CPsychol FBPsS FAcSS FHEA Visiting Professor of Occupational Health Psychology

    Discussion (tbc) with Dr Ali Hashtroudi

    How to develop a health and wellbeing strategy that takes the needs of all types of staff into account.

    -  What is good practice and effective interventions e.g. in terms of a multilevel approach taking a primary, secondary and tertiary approach?

    -  What is the role of HR/Occupational Health/EAP?

    -  Is flexibility and collegiality enough to help staff meet the huge demands they face?

    -  How can those on zero hours contracts be supported?

    -  Have HEIs have spent more time and effort keeping students happy than worrying about their staff?

    -  What are the barriers to access mental health services?

    -  What are policies that need to be put in place constructively and the process to put in place when things are not OK.

    Register on Eventbrite here and you will be emailed the Zoom join link.

  • 15 November 2021

    A FOM approved course in preparation for the FOM Diploma in Occupational Medicine (DOccMed).

    The course covers:

    - The Diploma Examination 
    - How to write the Diploma Portfolio (workplace risk assessment and clinical case) 
    - Occupational health: principles, concepts, and services 
    - Effects of work on health 
    - Legal aspects in occupational health 
    - Principles of occupational hygiene, toxicology, ergonomics, epidemiology and their applications 
    - Assessment of fitness to work 
    - Rehabilitation, redeployment, and ill health retirement 
    - Assessing workplace risks 
    - Health surveillance 
    - Risk control and management 
    - The physical working environment (noise, vibration, radiation, temperature) 
    - Absence management 
    - Investigation of clinical cases 
    - Conducting workplace visits and ranking of risks
    - Tendering for occupational health services

    Course Leaders: Dr L Ogunyemi, Dr A Bray and Dr S Sadhra

    Course Dates: 15th – 19th November and 6th – 10th December 2021  (Virtual – Online)

    To view further information and to register your interest, please click here.

  • 17 November 2021

    Occupational Health Nursing

    A keynote webinar with the Queen’s Nursing Institute CEO

    A webinar hosted by SOM – Nov 17th 12-1pm

    Chair – Professor Anne Harriss

    How does occupational health nursing form part of the family of nurses who work in community?

    OH nurses have advocated for health professionals over the pandemic e.g. about PPE in Care Homes

    What can we learn from each other e.g. the impact of Long Covid on the health of the workforce?

    Crystal will also cover the role and future of QNI, the QNI review and action plan on Race, Equality and Inclusivity; increasing the representation of BAME nurses with the title of Queen’s Nurse as an example of one action; allyship, career champions, and how being a QN opens doors; and, other ways that QNI is addressing diversity and inclusion.

    Supporting Nurses to tell their stories – through our work with Suzanne Gordon and the importance of being able to share with the public the impact we make on the health of communities - to influence policy.

    Register on Eventbrite here.

    Dr Crystal Oldman CBE is Chief Executive of the Queen’s Nursing Institute.  Crystal qualified as a nurse at UCH, London. Crystal also spent 18 years in Higher Education, where her role as Dean included the development of evidence based practice within the integrated community nursing, primary and social care workforce. Crystal’s interest in leadership and management inspired her doctoral studies. Crystal is a Governing Body Nurse with Buckinghamshire CCG. In 2017, Crystal was awarded a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for services to community nursing and her leadership of the QNI. Crystal is an Honorary Professor at LSBU.

  • 24 November 2021
    North West

    ALAMA Autumn Conference 24th & 25th November 2021 – Liverpool Hilton Hotel

    Programme as follows:

    Wednesday 24th November 10:00 – 17:00

    Welcome by Mr Phil Garrigan OBE – CFO Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service

    Dr. Aysha Javed – Dermatology

    Dr. David Fox – Cardiologist

    Prof. Diana Kloss – Recent Legal Developments

    Dr. Trevor Friedman – Functional Neurological Disorders – What’s going on?

    Dr. Keri Nixon – COVID Related Mental Ill Health

    Prof. Steve Nimmo – President, Faculty of Occupational Medicine

    The ALAMA AGM will be held at 16:10 on 24th November.

    Thursday 25th November 09:00 – 17:00

    Dr. Tony Gill – Premier League Pitch Side Medical Cover

    Mr Thomas Finnigan – Knee Surgeon

    Mr Kunal Hinduja – Upper Limb Surgeon

    Dr. Tony Williams – Long COVID

    Dr. Paul Cullinan and Dr. Tony Williams – Covid-Age Project

    For those that can’t attend, ALAMA will be offering a full recording of the conference, which will be available approximately one week after the conference.

    For updated details on timings and speakers and to book your place please click here.

    Any queries, please email

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  • 31 December 2021


    Dates available throughout 2021:

    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 2021:


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    To view further course details please click here.

  • 11 January 2022


    TP Health Ltd and AWE Plc are hosting a four day Emergency Radiation Medicine course aimed at all allied health professionals working in the field of Ionising Radiation. The course will appeal to members of OH teams working in the UK nuclear industry, health professionals working with ionising radiation or general emergency response teams in the NHS or military. The course will take place in its entirety on site at the Atomic Weapons Establishment in Berkshire and has been awarded 20 CPD points by The Faculty of Occupational Medicine.

    The course content will include the history of the discovery of ionising radiation, radiation physics, radiobiology, dosimetry, biological monitoring, radiation protection, radiation hazards, psychological effects of radiation incidents, and of course the treatment of acute radiation syndrome and radiological contamination. The assessment phase is underpinned by decontamination exercises, tabletop exercises of incidents and a final examination to help underpin the knowledge learned during the course.

    There will be a diverse faculty, with speakers from departments at AWE, the Defence Nuclear Industry, Public Health England, REAC/TS, EDF Energy and TP Health Ltd.

    The cost is £995 to cover all 4 days with Lunch, Tea and Coffee included in the price.

    To book your place or for all enquiries please email Christy Frankum at


  • 17 March 2022

    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

    Follow the conference on Twitter #woundedhealer22