About this event

  • Date and time Fri 11 Nov 2022 from 9:00am to 11:50am
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Occupational Medicine

Due to demographic changes, the UK is experiencing an aging workforce with a third of all workers being over the age of 50, and 10% over the age of 65. Whilst workers are living longer healthier lives, an aging workforce creates challenges for employers, such as requests for reduced working hours, health issues and labour shortages.  

This webinar aims to address these challenges, so clinicians can confidently inform this population on how to successfully continue working, whilst protecting their long-term health and fitness.

Participants will gain insight into: 

  • How demographic changes have lead to an aging workforce, and what we can expect in the future 
  • Advising employees through the shift into retirement
  • Adapting the working environment to suit the needs of the older worker so they can remain economically active for longer
  • Types of illness (including chronic diseases) which have a more serious impact on the older worker
  • Symptoms and signs to be aware of when assessing an older worker 


This webinar is available for on-demand viewing. The webinar recording will be available for registered event participants up to 60 days after the live webinar broadcast via Zoom. The link will be sent 24 hours after the webinar takes place. 

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Key speakers

Dr Jeannette Lynch

Doctor, Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency

Professor Ewan Macdonald

Head, Healthy Working Lives Group, University of Glasgow

Professor Hans Martin Hasselhorn

Occupational Health Science, University of Wuppertal

Dr Helen Fitzhugh

Senior Research Associate, Norwich Business School


View the programme

Welcome and introduction

Dr Alim John Rehman, Medical Director, Medical and Occupational Health Services

Multimorbidity, ageing and driving: What is the evidence?

Dr Jeannette Lynch, Doctor, Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency

Occupational health challenges of an ageing workforce

Professor Ewan MacDonald, Head, Healthy Working Lives Group, University of Glasgow

Comfort break
Workplace wellbeing: What does the evidence base say?

Dr Helen Fitzhugh, Senior Research Associate, Norwich Business School

Working with poor health – an investigation from a German perspective

Professor Hans Martin Hasselhorn, Occupational Health Science, University of Wuppertal

Panel discussion
Close of meeting



Registration for this webinar will close 1 hour prior to the start time. You will receive the webinar link 1 hour before the meeting. Late registrations will not be accepted.  

The agenda is subject to change at any time 

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All views expressed at this event are of the speakers themselves and not of the Royal Society of Medicine, nor the speaker's organisations. 

This event will be recorded and stored by the Royal Society of Medicine and may be distributed in future on various internet channels. 

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