Booking is now open for two Health for Health Professionals Advanced Skills training days in December 2014 and January 2015.
Supporting doctors in difficulty: Addictions and ‘Mednet’ – Friday 12 December 2014, Faculty office, London
‘Working with employers’: HR and Deanery perspectives of ‘good’ occupational health services – Thursday 29 January 2015, Faculty office, London
We are very fortunate that a wide range of expert speakers have agreed to present sessions at these training days, open to those who have attended the Core Competency training day.
On 12 December, Dr Jane Marshall, Consultant Psychiatrist in Alcohol Studies, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and Senior Lecturer in the Addictions Institute of Psychiatry has agreed to run a session on the challenges of working with health professionals suffering from severe addiction problems.
The day will also feature a session from Dr Antony Garelick, Consultant Psychiatrist in Psychotherapy, Associate Dean & Co-Director of MedNet, the service which provides doctors and dentists with confidential consultations, advice about their careers, emotional support, and when needed, access to other expert help.
On 29 January 2015, Tony Vickers-Byrne, Director of Human Resources for Public Health England, will give a presentation outlining his views on how occupational health can support the employer in facilitating successful outcomes. Public Health England employ 5000 staff (full-time equivalent), mostly scientists, researchers and public health professionals, so it will be fascinating to have insights on staff health and wellbeing from such a large employer of health professionals.
In addition, Derek Gallen will share his experience of the health issues surrounding junior doctors and medical students. Derek is the Head of School and Postgraduate Dean at Cardiff University, as well as being the National Director of the UK Foundation Programme Office.
Further information about the training days, including details of how to book your place, can be found via the links above. Places on these courses are very limited and we anticipate a high level of interest so be sure to book your place before it is too late.