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Good Work for Good Health What role can you play?

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Fazeley Studios

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'As an economy, we currently miss out on the skills, flexibility and willingness to work of carers, retirees and people with disabilities. Tapping into this talent pool would benefit companies and the wider economy as much as the workers themselves'. Adecco Group submission to the Taylor Review.

Aim:

A multidisciplinary symposium which aims to explore how Good Work for Good Health can be influenced and supported.

Understanding the meaning of Good Work and what role you can play as a practitioner is essential when supporting people into and back to work. In 2006 Waddell and Burton identified that work could be good for individuals’ health if the work was good. The importance of Good Work and job quality has since been extended for example, with research by the Work Foundation that seeks to support Good Work practices for both workers and employers. This research will be shared at the symposium. In addition, the Taylor Report of Modern Working Practices was published in 2017. In response to this report, the Carnegie UK Trust have put forward recommendations for a framework to measure Good Work. This framework will be considered at this symposium and include aspects of health, safety and psychosocial wellbeing.

Learning objectives:

  • To understand how you can influence Good Work for all.

  • To explore a range of interventions that are available to support Good Work in your practice.

By attending you will:

  • Increase your knowledge and awareness of the UK government drivers and resources to support wellness in the work place or Good Work.

  • Gain an understanding what factors may impact on Good Work and how these can best be managed.

  • Have opportunities to share best practice in Vocational Rehabilitation and Occupational Health and provide a networking opportunity.

Target audience

  • Vocational Rehabilitation Practitioners

  • Healthcare Professionals

  • Occupational Health Practitioners

  • Case Managers

  • HR Practitioners

Programme

9.30 - 9.35
Welcome Deborah Edwards (Chair, VRA) Alison Biggs (Chair, RCOT SS WORK) and Will Ponsonby (Future President, SOM)

9.35 - 10.20
‘GOOD Work’ what does that mean? Lesley Giles, Director of The Work Foundation

10.20 - 11.05

Measuring good work and why it matters Douglas White, Head of Advocacy of Carnegie UK Trust

11.20 - 12.05
The employer’s legal duty of reasonable adjustment: how far does it go? Prof Diana Kloss MBE, Barrister.

12.50 - 3.15 - WORKSHOPS

Stream 1

Challenge Fund Project: Occupational Therapy Led Vocational Clinics in GP Surgeries (#OTVoc) Genevieve Smyth, Professional Adviser, Royal College of Occupational Therapists

RTW after stroke – research ready for practice Dr Kate Radford, Assoc. Professor in Rehabilitation Research and Occ. Therapist & Dr Jain Holmes, Research Fellow & Occ. Therapist, University of Nottingham

Building resilient working lives: contribution of environments, tasks and roles in 'Good' Work Dr Josh Cameron, Principal Lecturer in Occupational Therapy, University of Brighton

Stream 2

New ways of working, remotely pros, cons and strategies Maria Morris, Senior Ergonomic Consultant, Workright at Home

BITC/PHE toolkit suite for employers that takes a whole person, whole organization approach to health and wellbeing Louise Aston, Wellbeing Director, Business In The Community

Sleep and its impact on work tbc

Stream 3

The role of physiotherapy in Occupational Health and Vocational Rehabilitation Katherine Roberts, Education Officer, ACPOHE & Director, Working Health Consulting

Fatigue, more than the management of risk Christina Butterworth, Chair, Faculty of OH Nursing

Work modification and adjustment resource Dr Steven Boorman, CBE, Chair of the Council for Work & Health, Director at Empactis

3.15 - 4.00
What is the Market view of Vocational Rehabilitation and Occupational Health Charles Alberts, Head of Health Management, Aon (tbc)

4.00 – 4.15
Closing summary - RCOT SS Work/VRA/SOM

4:15 - 4:30
Announcements of the award winners of the VRA Vocational Rehabilitation Awards 2019 https://vrassociationuk.com/nomination-for-vra-awards-2019

4:30 - 6:30 Drinks Reception

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