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Call for abstracts from FOM and SOM

 

The Society and Faculty of Occupational Medicine invite the submission of abstracts for either oral or poster presentations for the annual conference, this year in Leeds.

We are keen to receive abstracts relating to any aspect of Occupational Health, from both academic and practitioner delegates.  In particular, abstracts relating to multidisciplinary team activity are especially welcome for 2017. Original research, case reports and practice audit will all be considered also.

A session within the scientific programme has been set aside for oral presentations (free papers), and posters will be easily accessible for viewing during all break times. Delegates are encouraged to present material that will stimulate debate, raise issues of concern or highlight quality work being carried out by teams or individuals in their department. 

Deadline 6th March. For details go to http://www.occupationalhealthconferences.co.uk/CallforAbstracts.html#Abstracts

CSP Position statement on title 'Occupational Physiotherapy' 

The CSP have released a position statement on the use of Occupational Physiotherapist.  Please click here for more details.

Research post opportunity

The CSP have an exciting opportunity for a qualitative researcher to be involved in our James Lind Alliance (JLA) Physiotherapy Priority Setting Partnership (PSP). This unique position requires you to analyse what patients, physiotherapists and a range of other stakeholders consider to be priorities for physiotherapy.

For full details below see Job Description and Person Specification below.

Closing date: 3rd February, 2017

Interview date: 22nd February, 2017

Click here for more details and here for a job decription

For an informal discussion about the role, contact Gabrielle Rankin ranking@csp.org.uk or Katherine Jones jonesk@csp.org.uk

 

Improving Lives - The Work, Health and Disability Green Paper - We need your views!

'Improving Lives - The Work, Health and Disability Green Paper' sets out the government's proposals to reduce sickness absence and increase the proportion of disabled people in work. The paper outlines proposed changes to be implemented by employers, the welfare system and health and care providers.

See the green paper on the government website here:

https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/work-health-and-disability-improving-lives

See a CSP article in response to the launch of the green paper here:

http://www.csp.org.uk/news/2016/10/31/fit-note-proposals-important-step-says-csp

The green paper is being consulted on until mid-February. The CSP will be responding as an organisation, and are keen to reflect your views and evidence in to that response. Any examples and data that you have would be really valuable evidence. The survey will close on 27th January.

We will be focusing our response on; how self-referral/early access to physiotherapy in primary care can improve MSK health and reduce sickness absence; the role of physiotherapists in having conversations with service users about work; and the benefits of physiotherapists being able to issue fit notes. With this in mind we are concentrating on the six questions below.

Please contact Alice Sorby, Policy and Research Officer, sorbya@csp.org.uk for more information

CSP consultation survey: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/CSPGreenPaperconsultation

 

Realising the potential of Allied Health Professionals

On the 23rd of March there will be a Westminster Health Forum seminar on Realising the potential of Allied Health Professionals.

The seminar will include a keynote address from David Mowat MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Community Health and Care, Department of Health.  If you are interested in attending this event please follow the link above.

ACPOHE Study Day - 18th November 2016 Manchester 

After an engaging and thoroughly enjoyable Study day in Manchester we are pleased to announce that the presentations are now available for all to access.  Please click here to access this document. Sign in is required.

Functional Capacity Measurement Toolkit out now!

The much anticipated FCE Toolkit is now available to members.  In addition keep an eye out for upcoming training that will support the toolkit.

Latest Horizon Scanning now out

 

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

 

Autumn OH Journal now out

The next edition of the Autumn journal is out now.  

 

 

Make occupational health part of mainstream care, says report

 

New resources from the CSP

A new information paper promoting Fittness for Work is now available.  Click here to access this

Council for Work & Health update

The Council for Work & Health have just released the Executive Summary of a new document outlining the future workforce planning for the Occupational Health industry.  Please click here to access this.  The full report can now be found here

Regional Network News

Check out the latest news on the regional CPD networks