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Occupational Medicine Seminar for HSE Appointed Doctors, Occupational Health Professionals and GPs

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It is important for practitioners to keep their practice up to date and evidence based. This one day seminar has been put together by the Centre for Workplace Health at the Health and Safety Laboratory to inform and update about specific aspects of clinical occupational health practice.

Why Attend

This FOM CPD approved seminar has been put together to align with the HSE appointed doctor work requirements, but will be suitable for other occupational health professionals and GPs with an interest in occupational medicine. It has been designed to inform you about topical and changing aspects of health at work to include;

  • Appointed Doctor work and the principles of health surveillance
  • Asbestos related lung disease and changes to the Control of Asbestos Regulations
  • The Control of Lead at Work Regulations
  • COSHH Schedule 6 and MS32 Guidance
  • Practical guidance on how to diagnose occupational asthma and what is new in the field of occupational asthma.

There will be opportunities to feedback to the session leaders and to take part in interactive case discussion. A certificate of attendance and CPD credits will be available, and these can be used to support both annual appraisal portfolios and evidence of personal development for Appointed Doctor work.

Who should attend

This course is designed for occupational health professionals, primarily occupational physicians, occupational health nurses and GPs with an interest in occupational medicine.


The seminar will be held at the Health & Safety Laboratory in the spa town of Buxton. Buxton is in the heart of the Peak District and has good links to mainline train stations and Manchester International Airport.


The cost of this seminar is £495 per person (includes notes, lunch and refreshments).


Biographies of the presenters

Prof David Fishwick MBChB FRCP (UK) AFOM FFOM (Hon) MD

David is currently a Consultant Respiratory Physician in Sheffield, with a major clinical and research interest in workplace health and particularly in respiratory health. He also works as the Co-Director of the Centre for Workplace Health, the Chief Medical Officer at the Health and Safety Laboratory and is an Honorary Professor of Occupational and Environmental Respiratory Medicine at the University of Sheffield. His main clinical and research interests are occupational airways diseases; including asthma and COPD.


Dr Chris Barber is a respiratory consultant with a clinical and research interest in occupational lung disease. His work is split between Sheffield Teaching Hospitals and the Centre for Workplace Health in Buxton. He is a member of the national Group of Occupational Respiratory Disease Specialists (GORDS) and the British Thoracic Society Specialist Advisory Group on Occupational and Environmental Lung Disease.
Dr Barber runs regional occupational and interstitial lung disease clinics and the Northern General Hospital, and has wide experience in the diagnosis and management of asbestos-related respiratory disease.


Jon is a Consultant Occupational Physician with a joint appointment between the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals and the Health and Safety Laboratory, Buxton. He is also an HSE Appointed Doctor and auditor of Appointed Doctors. He has taught and undertaken research on a wide range of occupational medicine topics.

For further information email: or contact the Training & Conferences Unit at HSL directly on +44 (0)1298 218806.

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Contact Details

HSL Training & Conferences Unit
Harpur Hill
Buxton, Derbyshire
SK17 9JN

+44 (0)203 028 3704


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