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  • 04 June 2019

    A new practical three-day qualification from The At Work Partnership, run with the support of Brunel University London from the 04th June 2019- 06th June 2019, designed to give OH professionals the in-depth knowledge, strategies, skills and techniques to successfully manage mental health at work.

    Course director and chair: Dr Nerys Williams, independent occupational physician

    How will gaining this qualification benefit you and your organisation?

    You will gain:
    - A comprehensive understanding of the effectiveness of different strategies/interventions that organisations can adopt – so that you can review what will work in your workplace
    - Detailed knowledge and practical skills to manage specific cases including an in-depth understanding of different conditions
    - The ability to assess the severity of a condition and its impact on a person’s job – so that you can recommend the best interventions to put in place for a particular case
    - Enhanced skills and knowledge to use during OH consultations and in giving advice to managers
    - In-depth understanding of reasonable adjustments in practice
    - Advice on tools, resources and action plans
    - Guidance on the relevant law

    Gaining this qualification will help you to employ the right strategies and interventions to successfully manage mental health in your workplace and create a more engaged and productive workforce.

    Book and pay by 15 April 2019 and save £100 + VAT!

    To find out more and make a booking, please click here


  • 05 June 2019

    Three Musketeers - HAVS; Pension; GDPR

    We are pleased to announce that bookings are now open for our spring meeting and AGM, to be held on Wednesday 5th June 2019 at West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service, Fire Service Headquarters, Oakroyd Hall, Birkenshaw, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD11 2DY. Please find details below:

    10.00 - 11.15 - HAVS by Dr Jon Poole

    11.15 - 11.30 - Break

    11.30 - 12.30 - Local Government Pension Scheme by Dr Jon Poole

    12.30 - 13.15 - AGM

    13.15 - 13.45 - Lunch

    13.45 - 14.45 - GDPR for OH by Dr Lucy Wright

    14.45 - 15.00 - Break

    15.00 - 16.00 - NHS Pension Scheme by Dr Mark Room

    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 09.45. Late attendees are not guaranteed admittance.

    5 CPD points are available. The cost to attend is £30. Payment must be made by BACSPlease use your name as the payment reference. Non SOM members are welcome to attend as a taster session.

    To book your place and to confirm payment (or to request payment details), please email Pam Keshavarzian

  • 14 June 2019

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

    Scope and Topics: - This webinar will be conducted by Pooja Sudera, a Business Psychologist for Lexxic Ltd to give an understanding of what neurodiversity is, including an overview of Dyslexia, Developmental Coordination Disorder (Dyspraxia) & Dyscalculia, Autism Spectrum Conditions and ADHD. There will be an explanation of the assessment and screening procedures for the different neurodiverse conditions along with the best practice approach to supporting both adults and line managers in the workplace.

    Pooja has an MSc in Occupational Psychology and is working towards The British Psychological Society’s (BPS) Chartered status in Occupational Psychology. She is a qualified BPS qualified test user and holds membership with The Register of Qualifications in Test Use (RQTU). She is an experienced Psychologist and has worked in the field of neurodiversity for both private and government organisations. At Lexxic Ltd she is a senior member of the team and works with adults that have a neurodiverse condition and provides psychological services to these individuals to help them reach their true potential. Pooja is passionate about promoting employee well-being and has worked with organisations and line managers to raise awareness of neurodiverse conditions to help promote diversity and improve organisational policy.

    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.

  • 17 June 2019
    S Wales and W of England

    Save the date: Occupational Health 2019

    17-19th June 2019, Bristol

    Brought to you by the Society of Occupational Medicine (SOM) and the Faculty of Occupational Medicine (FOM). Join us in Bristol on 17-19th June at this key multi-disciplinary conference for occupational health professionals.

    Bookings not yet open. Register your interest here.

    Enquiries: please email

    Visit the official website here.


  • 04 September 2019
    West Midlands

    Save the date - NHS Health at Work Annual Conference

    Venue: Chesford Grange Hotel, near Kenilworth

    Date: 4-5th September 2019

    Email for enquiries:

    More information to follow.

  • 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

    Tue 19 Mar

    Wed 20 Mar

    Thu 21 Mar am only


    Mon 23 Sep

    Tue 24 Sep

    Wed 25 Sep

    Thu 26 Sep am only

    To view further course details please click here.