Day 1:

Tuesday 19 November 2024


Registration & coffee


Introduction and OH hot topics

Dr John Ballard, Occupational Health [at Work]




Supporting workers through challenging events

Alan Dovey, consultant cognitive behavioural psychotherapist

  • Understanding adjustment disorder, secondary traumatic stress
    and PTSD

    • Prevalence, risk factors, signs and symptoms
    • Single and chronic exposure
    • Maladaptive coping
  • Interventions, prevention and recommendations

Wellbeing: organisational interventions that work

Dr Paul Litchfield, ITV and Compass Group

  • Understanding the organisation, work and the worker
  • Evidence-based interventions
  • Using a framework for action
  • Evaluating impact and sustaining improvement

Coffee & exhibition


Mental health and the law

Prof Diana Kloss, barrister

  • Health and Safety at Work etc Act
  • Equality Act
  • Definition of disability: stress and neurodiversity
  • Employer’s actual/constructive knowledge and duty of care
  • Harassment

Legal Q&A


Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder – employment implications

Prof Almuth McDowall, Birbeck University of London

  • What is ADHD?
  • Diagnosis/under-diagnosis
  • ADHD strengths and challenges at work
  • Workplace needs and reasonable adjustments
  • Coaching

Lunch & exhibition


Supporting workers with drug and alcohol addictions

Annika Lindberg, chartered counselling psychologist

  • Understanding addiction
  • Alcohol/drug addiction and work
  • What works for rehab
  • Referring from OH

Case study: Addiction policies for support and testing

Dr CJ Grobler, Jaguar Land Rover

  • Why do employers need testing and support policies?
  • What to include?
  • Implementing new or updated policies
  • Outcomes

Tea and exhibition


Moral injury in healthcare workers

Dr Danielle Lamb, University College London

  • Understanding moral injury
  • Health outcomes and burnout
  • Risk factors
  • Prevention – and relevance to other sectors

What matters to you in OH practice? Five-minute professional 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!
  • Click here for more information on how to take part. Get chosen to present a five minute briefing session, and you can attend day one FREE!

End of day one




Day 2:

Wednesday 20 November 2024





Breakfast briefing: Managing Long COVID and work

Dr Clare Rayner, occupational medicine consultant

  • Lived experience
  • Advising employees and managers

Registration and coffee




Colt Foundation keynote lecture: Importance of research for OH practitioners

Prof Ira Madan, consultant in occupational medicine

  • How and why practitioners should get involved
  • How OH clinicians can help make research relevant to them
  • How to access the latest research




Supporting disabled people into work

Meghan Reed, Evenbreak

  • Top 3 barriers disabled people face job searching
  • Adjustments at recruitment and beyond
  • Role of occupational health

Coffee and exhibition


Disability and the law

Emily Yeardley, Couchman Hanson

  • Employers’ duties
  • S.15: discrimination arising from disability
  • Role of medical evidence and of OH
  • What makes an adjustment reasonable?
  • Key developments in case law
  • Menopause and equalities legislation




Occupational health reporting networks

Dr Melanie Carder, University of Manchester

  • How the schemes work and can help OH practice
  • How to get involved
  • Trends in occupational disease

Managing musculoskeletal pain and work

Dr Nadia Sheikh, Health Partners

  • Causes and work implications
  • Biopsychosocial components
  • Prevention: what works
  • Return to work and job retention

Lunch and exhibition


Welcome to the afternoon




Wearable exposure monitoring technology

Alex Wilson, Johnson Matthey and BOHS

  • Developments in wearable technology
  • Applications
  • Evidence of benefits
  • Downsides
  • Sense check on exposure risk prevention



Managing difficult issues in OH

Susan Gee, Yorkshire Water, Dr Clare Fernandes, BBC and Prof Diana Kloss, barrister

  • Our experts present a selection of complex cases and
    scenarios with clinical, ethical, or management issues, and
    provide guidance on how these can best be managed.

OH pay & benefits

Dr John Ballard, Occupational Health [at Work]

  • Findings from the 2024 Occupational Health [at Work] survey
    on pay growth by sector, benefits and working time

Final questions


Close of day two

Benefits of attending

This two day seminar offers a fantastic opportunity to update your OH expertise, plus plenty of opportunities to network – our exhibition and at our conference dinner.

How will attending this event benefit you?

You will gain:

  • An understanding of the importance of research for OH practitioners and why you should get involved – in our Colt Foundation Keynote Lecture
  • Best practice advice on some of the most significant mental health issues in the workplace, including supporting employees in challenging times, understanding moral injury, and managing ADHD, drug and alcohol addictions and wellbeing interventions
  • Practical guidance on supporting disabled people into work
  • Advice on how to manage difficult issues as three experts explain their approaches to complex cases and dilemmas
  • Expert insight into the latest technological developments in wearable monitoring equipment and their OH implications
  • An up-to-the-minute understanding of the latest developments in OH law, including a closer look at mental health and disability law
  • An update on the latest developments in OH and much more!

This seminar is designed for:

  • OH professionals from the UK, Ireland and overseas
  • HR managers
  • Allied health professionals

Present a five-minute briefing session and attend day one FREE!

Would you like to present a new idea that has helped improve health in your workplace? Present a 5 minute presentation and attend day one for FREE! Showcase an OH intervention, discuss a dilemma in OH practice or present the key findings of some research.

Challenge or celebrate what you’ve been doing in OH in 5 minutes & 20 slides! For more information on how you can take part, click here:


About the venue

This year’s conference will be held at the Chesford Grange Hotel in Warwickshire. Set in the beautiful countryside of Warwickshire, the hotel has been refurbished in the last few years and now has upgraded events and room facilities.

The hotel offers free car parking for those wishing to drive, but also has good train links via Warwick station (direct trains from London Marylebone station) or Kenilworth station.

Accommodation can be booked with us via the booking link below.


Conference dinner

Network and chat with fellow delegates and speakers in a relaxed atmosphere at our conference dinner at 7.30pm on Tuesday 19 November 2024. Our entertainment will add a sparkle to the evening! Book your place at the conference dinner at the booking links below.


Join us at Workplace Health 2024 – Book your conference place and accommodation now to avoid disappointment!


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