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1 What`s New in Occupational Health? Mr Andy Phillips Acting Senior Lecturer Occupational Health Nurse

2 Content Single Organisation for OH professionals in the UK Free Online Musculoskeletal training Nursing and Midwifery Council Draft Code and Revalidation ISO45001 The “Mesothelioma Act” 2014 NICE (calls for evidence)-”Workplace Interventions to promote smoking cessation” paper review Rapid Access DVLA fitness to drive information HSE – Occupational Disease Website

3 Single Organisation for OH The College of Work and Health? Meeting involved AHPs, Occupational Physicians, OH Nurses and OH Educators What`s in it for us? Governance for OH professionals Education & training Value for money Communication Peer Support Driving Quality

4 What`s in it for workers and employers? Corporate Membership services Expert advice for workers with Health problems Offers clear advice of what we are not (Occupational Therapists) “Kite marking” of OH professionals Ability to deal with complaints Policy advocacy Demonstrates “Brand OH” Single Organisation for OH The College of Work and Health?

5 Title? College of Work and Health? College of Workplace Health? Single Organisation for OH The College of Work and Health? What now? Interviews for board members was held last week

6 Faculty of Occupational Medicine Video MSDs are commonly seen in the workplace. Video is divided into four sections: - Assessment of worker with neck pain - Assessment of upper limb symptoms - Back pain assessment - Lower limb pain Available at: Free Online Musculoskeletal Examination Training

7 Nursing and Midwifery Council (Draft Code)

8 Runs concurrently with Draft code Public consultation Involves: Completing required hours of practice (as before) Obtain feedback and use it to review and improve ways of working Twitter chat: Monday 23 rd June 2014 on draft revised code Nursing and Midwifery Council (Revalidation)

9 Currently- ISO18001 – Occupational Health and Safety Management System ISO14001 – Environmental Standard ISO Unification of international standard ? Replace ISO ISO45001 – a new international standard for occupational health and safety management

10 ISO Whitepaper-EN-NL.pdf ISO45001 – a new international standard for occupational health and safety management

11 The Mesothelioma Act 2014

12 National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) “Workplace interventions to promote smoking cessation’ previously published: April 2007 PH5 April 2011 – First review proposal Second Review Proposal Call for papers (deadline 10 th July 2014) - Guidance Workplace policies to promote and protect the health of older workers

13 HSE Tacking Occupational Disease Website – April /12 there were an estimated 1.1 million working people suffering from a work-related illness, 450,000 new cases of occupational related ill health estimated 12,000 deaths each year caused by past exposures to harmful substances at work.

14 Rapid Access DVLA Standards - Fitness to Drive - Needs internet access -- Easy access guidelines from Conditions A to Z -Available at: - https://www.gov.uk/current-medical-guidelines-dvla-guidance- for-professionalshttps://www.gov.uk/current-medical-guidelines-dvla-guidance- for-professionals

15 Thank you for your time…


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