HSL is to run a 1 day course on Occupational Medicine Seminar for HSE Appointed Doctors, Occupational Health Professionals and GPs.
1 November 2016
It is important for practitioners to keep their
practice up to date and evidence based. This one day seminar has
been put together by the Centre for Workplace Health at the Health
and Safety Laboratory to inform and update about specific aspects
of clinical occupational health practice.
This FOM CPD approved seminar has been put together to align
with the HSE appointed doctor work requirements, but will be
suitable for other occupational health professionals and GPs with
an interest in occupational medicine. It has been designed to
inform you about topical and changing aspects of health at work to
- Asbestos related lung disease and changes to the Control of
- The Control of Lead at Work Regulations
- Health surveillance and its documentation under the COSHH
- Practical guidance on how to diagnose occupational asthma and
what is new in the field of occupational asthma.
There will be opportunities to feedback to the session leaders
and to take part in interactive case discussion. A certificate of
attendance and CPD credits will be available, and these can be used
to support both annual appraisal portfolios and evidence of
personal development for Appointed Doctor work.
Who should attend
This course is designed for occupational health professionals,
primarily occupational physicians, occupational health nurses and
GPs with an interest in occupational medicine.
The seminar will be held at the Health Safety Laboratory in
the spa town of Buxton. Buxton is in the heart of the Peak District
and has good links to mainline train stations and Manchester
The cost of this seminar is £450 per person (includes
notes, lunch and refreshments).
Biographies of the presenters
Prof David Fishwick MBChB FRCP (UK) AFOM FFOM (Hon)
David is currently a Consultant Respiratory Physician in
Sheffield, with a major clinical and research interest in workplace
health and particularly in respiratory health. He also works as the
Co-Director of the Centre for Workplace Health, the Chief Medical
Officer at the Health and Safety Laboratory and is an Honorary
Professor of Occupational and Environmental Respiratory Medicine at
the University of Sheffield. His main clinical and research
interests are occupational airways diseases; including asthma and
Dr Chris Barber MBBS BSc FRCP AFOM
Dr Chris Barber is a respiratory consultant with a clinical and
research interest in occupational lung disease. His work is split
between Sheffield Teaching Hospitals and the Centre for Workplace
Health in Buxton. He is a member of the national Group of
Occupational Respiratory Disease Specialists (GORDS) and the
British Thoracic Society Specialist Advisory Group on Occupational
and Environmental Lung Disease.
Dr Barber runs regional occupational and interstitial lung disease
clinics and the Northern General Hospital, and has wide experience
in the diagnosis and management of asbestos-related respiratory
Dr Jon Poole MD FRCP FFOM
Jon is a Consultant Occupational Physician with a joint
appointment between the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals and the Health
and Safety Laboratory, Buxton. He is also an HSE Appointed Doctor
and auditor of Appointed Doctors. He has taught and undertaken
research on a wide range of occupational medicine topics.
For further information email: firstname.lastname@example.org
or contact the Training Conferences Unit
at HSL directly on +44 (0)1298 218806.