About this event

  • Date and time Thu 28 Nov 2019 from 8:00am to 5:00pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Occupational Medicine, Faculty of Occupational Medicine

This meeting, jointly organised with the Faculty of Occupational Medicine, will explore health and safety themes common to all three transport sectors; air, rail and road.

We bring together occupational health practitioners from each of these industries to share their advice and professional experiences, as we consider how lessons may be applied across disciplines for occupational health professionals assessing fitness to work. 

Fitness to work and occupational health in the transport sector has long been a topic of government and public concern. This is mainly due to the risk of harm to the public, or fellow workers, should an incident occur. Because of the unique risks of safety-critical work, stringent frameworks for statutory regulations and industry-specific health guidelines and regulations have been developed.

The meeting will be beneficial to all occupational health practitioners and other clinicians working in these industries.

We will split the day into two themes. In the morning, we will be exploring mental health and substance misuse. In the afternoon, we will be covering medical case risk management. There will be plenty of opportunities for panel and audience discussions and debate.

This meeting will cover:

  • Aviation mental health - appreciating the Psychiatrists view; carrying out mental health assessments in safety-critical workers
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and managing work-related exposures to traumatic events in a session led by Professor Neil Greenberg
  • Drug and alcohol misuse - an update on testing in the workplace and practical considerations
  • Cases from a practitioners viewpoint - how to provide a balanced and justifiable assessment for fitness to work
  • Regulatory risk assessment for aviation, rail and road – considerations in decision-making, standards and case-based flexibility
  • An overview of the Transport Health and Work Programme at the Health and Safety Executive (HSE)

Tickets

Early bird pricing available until 16 October 2019.

Member

RSM Fellow RSM Associate RSM Retired Fellow RSM Trainee RSM Student
£90.00 £75.00 £65.00 £60.00 £35.00

Non - Member

Consultant / GP Trainee AHP / Nurse / Midwife Student
£135.00 £80.00 £65.00 £40.00

Key speakers

Professor Neil Greenberg

Consultant Occupational & Forensic Psychiatrist, Professor of Defence Mental Health, Kings College London

Speaker's biography

Professor Neil Greenberg is a consultant occupational and forensic psychiatrist. Neil served in the United Kingdom Armed Forces for more than 23 years and has deployed, as a psychiatrist and researcher, to a number of hostile environments including Afghanistan and Iraq. Neil is an advisor to the Academic Department of Military Mental Health and also runs psychological health consultancy, March on Stress.

Dr Stuart Mitchell

Consultant Aviation & Occupational Physician, Head of Aeromedical Safety Systems and Emerging Technologies, Civil Aviation Authority

Agenda

View programme 28 November 2019

Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction

Dr Lisa Curran, President, Royal Society of Medicine Occupational Medicine Section

Dr Anne de Bono, President-elect of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine

Introduction

Morning session: Mental health and substance misuse

Dr Lisa Curran

Aviation mental health – mental health in safety-critical workers

Dr Andreas Schenk – Consultant Psychiatrist, Priory Hospital, Southampton

Post traumatic stress disorder in transport workers

Professor Neil Greenberg, Consultant Occupational and Forensic Psychiatrist, and Professor of Defence Mental Health, King's College London

Tea and coffee break
Substance abuse - drug and alcohol misuse and testing update

Dr Rikard Moen, Head of Health, Transport for London

Train drivers – Mental health fitness for work case

Dr Mark Hall, Senior Lecturer, Project and Operations Management, Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham

Panel discussion
Lunch
Introduction

Afternoon session – Medical conditions and risk assessment

Dr Rae Chang, Chief Medical Officer, National Air Traffic Services, Member Faculty of Occupational Medicine

Risk assessment in aviation

Dr Stuart Mitchell, Consultant Aviation and Occupational Physician, Head of Aeromedical Safety Systems and Emerging Technologies Safety and Airspace Regulation Group, UK Civil Aviation Authority

DVLA: Medical conditions – important updates for group 2 and blue light drivers

Dr Nick Jenkins, Senior DVLA Doctor, Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency

Tea and coffee break
The Health and Safety Executive – Regulation in the transport sector and health and safety case studies

Dr Alan Craddock, Head of Operations, Health and Safety Executive

Aviation health case – sleep apnoea or epilepsy

Dr Nomy Ahmed, Aeromedical Examiner and General Physician, Flying Medicine UK

Panel discussion and question and answer session
Concluding remarks

Dr Lisa Curran and Dr Anne de Bono

Close of meeting
Drinks reception

Location

Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole Street, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom

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