Wednesday 28 November 2018
Royal Society of Medicine
1 Wimpole Street
Occupational Medicine Section , Faculty of Occupational Medicine
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This is a joint meeting run between the Faculty of Occupational Medicine (FOM) and the Royal Society of Medicine (RSM).
This meeting has been put together due to the demand from RSM and FOM members and others, who give advice on health and work. This also includes a discussion on the interface between legal issues and professional ethics in the changing context for our practice.
The meeting will consider updated guidance published by the GMC in 2017 on confidentiality and consent, including that relevant to employment, and the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in May 2018, and the Data Protection Act 2018. The updated guidance by the FOM on ethics in occupational health practice will be launched at this meeting.
The morning will begin with Dr Steve Boorman, Chair of the FOM Ethics Committee, discussing common ethical issues relevant to health and work, as identified by the FOM Ethics Committee, and colleagues in health and work practice.
Professor Diana Kloss, a former Employment Tribunal Chair and expert in employment law and data protection, will further delegates understanding by setting out the legal basis for the use of data in occupational health practice.
Speakers will then turn to areas of specific legal and ethical challenges. The final speaker, Mr Mark Landon, an expert in employment law and in particular in the context of disabilities, and a member of the FOM Ethics Committee, will round off the academic input through discussion of legal, ethical and commercial considerations.
With experts across these fields speaking, there will be the opportunity to engage in discussion periods at the end of each of the morning and the afternoon sessions.
All bursary places have been filled. However if you would like to be put on the waiting list please contact the Event Coordinator on firstname.lastname@example.org.
RSM member: £30 - £93
Non-member: £30 - £155
Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and administrative brief
Dr Ian Aston, Consultant Occupational Physician, Former Academic Dean, Faculty of Occupational Medicine and Dr Robin Cordell, President Occupational Medicine Section, Royal Society of Medicine
New edition of ethics guidance launched for occupational health practice
Dr Anne de Bono, President of Faculty of Occupational Medicine London
Morning session: Legal and ethical issues relevant to current practice in work and health
Chair: Dr Ian Aston, Consultant Occupational Physician and former Academic Dean, FOM
Introduction to the meeting
Dr Ian Aston
Common ethical issues in work and health and Faculty of Occupational Medicine on ethics occupational health
Dr Steve Boorman CBE, Chair of the FOM Ethics Committee, Director of Employee Health, Empactis
Legal basis for the use of data in occupational health practice, and the legal basis for consent
Professor Diana Kloss MBE, Barrister, Member of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine Ethics Committee
Tea and coffee break
Health surveillance, confidentiality and occupational health records
Dr Steve Forman, Principal Medical Adviser, Health and Safety Executive
Confidentiality and fitness to practice of healthcare staff; consent, coercion and conversations "on the quiet"
Dr Ali Hashtroudi, Clinical Director of Occupational Health Services, Head of National School, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust
Panel discussion - so what do we consider are the key legal and ethical issues relevant to current practice in work and health?
All morning speakers. Chair: Dr Ian Aston
Afternoon session: The law, ethics and record keeping in work and health practice
Dr Robin Cordell
Occupational health records - retention, transfer and access requests
Mrs Susan Carty, Occupational Health Specialist, Cohort Software Limited
Ethics and occupational health research
Dr Ira Madan, Consultant Occupational Physician
Tea and coffee break
Legal, ethical and commercial aspects of employing those with disabilities
Mark Landon, Partner, Weightmans LLP, Member of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine Ethics Committee
Panel discussion - what else can we do to ensure practice in work and health is both legal and ethical, and compliant with data protection requirements
All afternoon speakers. Chair: Dr Robin Cordell
Dr Robin Cordell
Close of meeting