Programme

DAY ONE:

10 October 2017

9.00

Registration and coffee

9.15

Welcome and introduction
Dr John Ballard, Occupational Health [at Work]

MAKING A DIFFERENCE

9.30

Developments in the OH profession
Dr Anne de Bono, Faculty of Occupational Medicine

  • OH demographics
  • Addressing the skills shortage
  • Providing multi-disciplinary OH training via the National School
10.10

Colt Foundation Keynote 1: Good work?
Prof Dame Carol Black, Newnham College, Cambridge

  • Did we create a ‘healthier tomorrow’?
  • What was achieved and what more needs to be done?
  • Closing the disability employment gap
  • Can employers step up where government has failed?
11.00

Coffee and exhibition

OH LAW

11.35

Enough is enough – fitness and capability dismissals
Nick Hanning, Dutton Gregory LLP

  • Fair dismissals – how long can the employer wait?
  • Occupational health input
  • If the employee has a disability…
12.20

Legal Q&A
Nick Hanning and Prof Diana Kloss

  • Your chance to ask any question on any subject in OH law
12.35

Lunch and exhibition

13.45

How to work better with GPs
Dr John Chisholm, Royal College of General Practitioners

  • Benefits of an improved relationship
  • How to achieve this in practice
  • Better dialogue
  • What happens if you disagree

OCCUPATIONAL DISEASES

14.30

Occupational lung disease
Prof David Fishwick, Royal Hallamshire Hospital

  • Health surveillance: what to look for
  • Early intervention
  • Case studies
15.20

Tea and exhibition

UNDER THE SPOTLIGHT

15.45

A doctor for all seasons
Dr Matt Perry, medical adviser to the Premier League

  • The team doctor – scope of practice
  • Ethical framework – consent and confidentiality in elite sport
  • Balancing the duty of care with winning
  • Assessing, managing and communicating risks to players’ health
16.30

What matters to you in OH practice?
Five-minute briefing sessions

  • Your chance to highlight some work that has helped improve health in your workplace, or share a great new idea – but you’ve only got FIVE minutes and 20 slides to do it!If you are interested in presenting a five-minute briefing, you can benefit from a special booking offer. Find out more here
17.30

End of first day

 


DAY TWO:

11 October 2017

 

8.00

Occupational health pre-breakfast briefing

8.30

Registration and coffee

8.55

Welcome and introduction

MANAGING COMPLEX CASES

9.00

Angry or ill?
Prof Craig Jackson, Birmingham City University

  • Ill or angry – are they sick or just fed up?
  • Psychological assessment in OH
  • Psychological red flags at work – suicide and self harm
  • The role of OH and their referral options
9.45

Communication – the fit-for-work conversation
Dr Debbie Cohen, University of Cardiff

  • Assumptions or preconceptions?
  • Shared decision making
  • Dealing with stigma – how to become more mentally health aware
10.30

Coffee and exhibition

HEALTHY WORKFORCE

11.00

Case study: Yorkshire Water
Susan Gee, Yorkshire Water

  • Early referral to OH
  • What works at work
  • Liaising with primary and secondary care
11.30

Wellbeing at work – smart interventions
Dr John Ballard, Occupational Health [at Work]

  • What is ‘wellbeing’, and can we measure it?
  • Is there any evidence?
  • Making a significant difference
  • Sedentary lifestyles

LAWFUL, ETHICAL AND EFFECTIVE

12.15

Colt Foundation Keynote 2: Consent, confidentiality – guidance and law
Prof Diana Kloss, barrister

  • GMC guidance – consent and confidentiality
  • Disclosure without the employee’s consent
  • Not fit to drive? Disclosing to the DVLA
13.00

Lunch

14.00

Introduction to afternoon

14.10

Legal hot topics
Prof Diana Kloss, barrister

  • Is diabetes a disability?
  • Religious discrimination versus OH&S
  • Other burning issues
14.25

Ethical dilemma: when work makes you ill – are you still fit for work?
Christina Butterworth, Crossrail and Dr Steve Forman, HSE

  • Should OH report a worker unfit if the work is making them ill – even if they want to carry on working?
  • Should OH inform the employer of work-related ill health, even if the employee refuses consent?
  • And is consent to report required following statutory health surveillance?A roundtable debate with Prof Diana Kloss.
15.05

Managing difficult cases in practice
Dr Steve Boorman, Empactis and Prof Diana Kloss, barrister

  • An opportunity to work through a challenging case and discuss how to reach the best outcome with the experts.
16.00

Close of seminar

Benefits of attending

This two-day annual programme from The At Work Partnership provides an in-depth clinical and management update on some of the cutting-edge issues in occupational health today. We have assembled a group of leading experts to bring you an unparalleled seminar, with practical information on some of the most important topics affecting your work.

You will gain:

• An analysis of the GMC guidance on consent and its implications for OH, from Prof Diana Kloss, and an examination of what has been achieved, and what still needs to be done in workplace health, with Prof Dame Carol Black – in our two Colt Foundation keynote lectures.

• Guidance on what works in wellbeing – what are the most worthwhile interventions?

• Practical skills in managing complex health-and-work cases, and improving communication with clients and GPs

• An up-to-the-minute understanding of OH law and ethics, and how they affect your role and responsibilities

• An insight into what other organisations are doing best, with our case studies

• Plenty of opportunities to network with speakers and fellow delegates – including at our conference dinner.

• Opportunities to see new products at our OH exhibition

 

This seminar is designed for:

• OH nurses and physicians from the UK and overseas   • HR managers

• OH physiotherapists  • Health and safety practitioners  • Case managers

• Occupational hygienists

Don’t miss out – Workplace Health 2017 promises to be one of the most exciting OH events for 2017 – avoid disappointment by booking your place early!

 

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