Next dates: 31 January – 2 February 2024
A practical three-day qualification from The At Work Partnership designed to train occupational health and other professionals in the theory and practice of case management skills – in order to improve absence management, job retention and return-to-work outcomes.
The course is designed to develop an understanding of case management concepts to improve the OH
management of disability, absence and return-to-work. The course is structured around the biopsychosocial model of workplace health and disability and the ‘flags’ framework for identifying obstacles to job retention or return-to-work. It examines how the adoption of a five steps approach to case management, with a focus on assessing an individual’s health and workplace needs and developing
cost-effective plans, can improve return-to-work and job retention outcomes.
Course Director: Dr Nerys Williams, oh physician
- Introduction to OH case management
- The biopsychosocial model – the psychosocial flags and OH
- Using evidence-based approaches
- Legal framework – disability and long-term absence
- Case conferences
- Managing difficult cases
- Managing long-term conditions and progressive illness
- Mental health case management
- Effective case management reports
How will gaining this qualification benefit you and your organisation?
You will gain:
- A comprehensive understanding of the importance of the role that OH can play as case management coordinator
- A detailed knowledge of the biopsychosocial model and how it can be used to identify obstacles to job retention or return-to-work
- A structured approach to case management, from drawing up return-to-work and job-retention plans, to putting these into practice and evaluating their success
- In-depth comprehension of the theory and practical skills required to manage complex cases, from chronic conditions to mental health
- Guidance on legal obligations