NEWS

 

Annual AGM - 18th Dec 2017 12:00-13:00

We are pleased to announce that we will be running our annual AGM on the 18th December via telephone conferencing.  Please click here for full details of the AGM agenda and the relevant reports and previous AGM minutes.

 

Save the date!  ACPOHE Study Day

We are pleased to anounce that we will be hosting the next Study day on the 27th April 2017 at Glasgow Caledonian University.   The title is The Expert Role of OH Physiotherapy: The Consequences of your Decisions.

More details to follow on the full programme so watch this space!

Members Survey

London South Bank University are conducting a project on behalf of HEE to establish the extent and impact of AHP advanced practice across London. An online survey will be used to identify the different roles, training and experiences of advanced practitioners. The results will be used to guide workforce transformation decisions, including access to funding.  Please click here to partake in the survey.

Support on Vocational Rehab research

Your participation in this study will require you to complete a survey now and then a further survey in a couple of weeks - the survey should take you no longer than 20 minutes to complete. The first round of the survey will close on Wednesday 1st November. 
 
 
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me on A.Mackee@warwick.ac.uk
 

News from the Concil for Work and Health

The Council for Work and Health is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Steve Boorman CBE as the next
Chair to succeed Professor Diana Kloss MBE barrister.  Dr Boorman will formally take over at the next meeting of the Council on 7 February 2018. Details can be obtained from Anna McNeil at anna@forumconferences.com
Please click here for the full press release.
 

FOHN/AOHNP merger

Members of the Association of Occupational Health Nurse Practitioners UK (AOHNP) have voted overwhelmingly to merge with the Faculty of Occupational Health Nursing (FOHN). Of the 172 votes cast at the association’s annual general meeting, 163 (95%) were in favour of accepting the findings of a recent members’ survey, which supported a merger with the FOHN. The AOHNP has a total membership of 409.

IOSH Guidance on return to work after cancer

New resourse available from IOSH to support the return to work after cancer https://www.iosh.co.uk/Books-and-resources/Return-to-work-after-Cancer.aspx 

Update from the Concil for Work and Health 

There is a consultation out for the Health and Social Care whitepaper.  Please see the link beow to access the documnent and the link below to give feedback.

http://www.ergonomics.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/White-Paper-HFE-in-Health-Social-Care-Aug-2017.pdf  

 Comments can be either sent via annotation on the PDF and email to me (S.M.Hignett@lboro.ac.uk) / Dr Alex Lang, (Alexandra.Lang@nottingham.ac.uk)   or via survey monkey (https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/CIEHFWhitePaperAug2017  )

Health and Work Champion - promoting health benefits of employment 

Please follw the link below for news from the Royal College of Occupational Therapists. https://www.rcot.co.uk/promoting-occupational-therapy/health-and-work-champions-promoting-health  

 

News from the Applied Ergonomic Conference

My name is Katharine Metters and I am one of the International Outreach Committee members of the 2018 Applied Ergonomics Conference, which is scheduled for March 26 - 29, 2018 at the Hilton Atlanta, Atlanta, GA, USA.

At this time we are reaching out to our international colleagues and we would like to ask you and members of your organization to join us at the Applied Ergonomics Conference. We would also like to ask you if it is possible to promote the conference on your website and/or forward information to your members.

The conference is a great opportunity to connect with other professionals and attend multidisciplinary educational sessions. For additional information regarding the conference please see attached letter or visit the conference website www.appliedergoconference.org.

The Applied Ergonomics Conference also promotes the Ergo Cup Competition, which provides an exciting opportunity for companies to highlight their successful ergonomic solutions. Here is the link for additional information: http://www.iise.org/AEC/details.aspx?id=8956

These are the current deadlines for the AEC 2018:

AEC 2018 - Oral Presentation Abstract Submission Deadline:  June 16, 2017. The direct link to the abstract submission page is https://www.xcdsystem.com/appliedergo/abstract/index.cfm?ID=9q1X71W

AEC 2018 - Poster Presentation Abstract Submission Deadline: November 10, 2017. The direct link to the abstract submission page is https://www.xcdsystem.com/appliedergo/abstract/index.cfm?ID=9q1X71W

AEC 2018 – Ergo Cup Submission: Deadline and direct link to submit an entry will be available soon.

The 2018 Applied Ergonomics Conference is offering international organizations the opportunity to become one of our international alliance partners and our leadership team is offering the alliance partners  one complimentary registration to the AEC 2018. Members of the AEC International Alliance Partners receive a discounted registration fee (oral and poster presenters receive additional discount) and information about the organization (with link to the website) is posted on the Applied Ergonomics Conference website (http://www.iise.org/AEC/details.aspx?id=8456). We had 28 international alliance partners for the AEC 2017. If your organization is interested in receiving additional information about how to become one of our international alliance partners, please let me know and I will provide it.

 

New report reveals the value of occupational health to UK businesses and workers

A new report published today by the Society of Occupational Medicine sets out the value proposition for occupational health services and the benefits of occupational health.

Occupational health: the value proposition cites evidence that shows organisations most commonly rank occupational health involvement as the most effective method for managing the problem of employee long-term absence from work. The document also reports that a healthy workplace culture and the adoption of a systematic approach to occupational health can contribute to the success of an organisation.

The report is available at: www.som.org.uk along with three leaflets, for managers, workers and commissioners. It is also available on the Why Occupational Health? website: www.whyoccupationalhealth.co.uk

 

Latest Horizon Scanning now out

 

For the latest news in OH and Healthcare field, click here!

 

OH Journal 

The latest issue of ACPOHE's Journal is available now  

 

 

Regional Network News

Check out the latest news on the regional CPD networks