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The flyer for this event can be downloaded here - further details about our speakers are also shown under Events - AOHNP. Notice of
22nd Annual General Meeting – Thursday, 20 November 2014 to be held in the main
meeting room at the St Alban’s Centre, Leigh Place, Baldwin’s Gardens, Holborn,
London EC1N 7AB at 9.30am The AGM is
upon us yet again and this year the majority of board members have agreed to
stand for another year. However Sian
Edwards (South West region) and Christina Butterworth (President) are stepping
down at the AGM. Fortunately some of the existing board members have agreed to
take on additional roles as follows:
Romano-Woodward will step down as PDD and the Board has agreed to her
appointment as President; Marisa Stevenson has offered to take on the role of
PDD as well as Region 1 Director and Kate Kyne has offered to take over Region
7 (South West). We now have a vacancy for an NHS Director and are always
looking for members who would like to join the Board.
So do you
have a desire to make a difference and are you passionate about Occupational
health? Then why not think about becoming a board member for AOHNP (UK).
are being called for this year for the above posts and if you are reading this
I’m hoping you feel that you do want to make a difference and be involved in
keeping Occupational Health at the forefront of the Public Health Agenda by
being part of our Board. AOHNP (UK)
welcomes those members who can represent our profession, our members and have a
desire to make things happen to further the quality & practice of
As part of
the role Board members must have a willingness to represent the views and
interests of our profession. A position on the Board enables you to have a
direct say in the strategic direction of the Association and an influence upon
its activities. A Board position also gives you an opportunity to develop your
management skills and network at a national level, particularly important at
members are responsible for various strategy action plans and work as a team
supporting each other and involving membership as much as possible in the
various tasks that require consideration/action. The primary tasks of each of the Board role
are given below. Where possible the
regional directors agree member regions which they will be responsible for.
Nominations for the following Board Positions NHS
Director – works within the NHS attending meetings and
cascading information pertaining to occupational health good practice; develops
links with OH groups; attends Board meetings
to represent the views of OH nurses working in the NHS; actively
participates in any activity required at board level including progressing
facilitates communication and meetings between members where required; develops
links with local OH groups; attends Board meetings to represent the views of
members; actively participates in any activity required at board level
including progressing strategy programmes.
nominations or nominations by other members, should be sent to Linda
Riseborough, Association Administrator at the AOHNP (UK) office (P O Box 11785,
Peterhead AB42 5YG) to arrive by 5pm on Tuesday, 30 September 2014.
Please enclose a short (100 word) biopic giving brief details about yourself
and what you feel you could contribute to the Association as a Board
Member. Email nominations are
acceptable. The postal ballot will be held before the AGM, if we have more than
one nomination for each vacancy.
must be full members of the Association. The first term of office will commence
after the AGM for 2 years.
contact the current post-holder or the Association Administrator for more
OH Today - Summer edition Members can now download the latest edition of OH Today. It is password protected with the 2014 password.
Health & Wellbeing at Work Exhibition 2014
The Association stand at the 2 day conference
was as busy as ever. It was lovely to meet old and new members and touch base
with associated professions who we work with in the workplace and to promote
OH. We signed up over 40 members and Ivan Ong has been picked at random to
receive a copy of Contemporary Occupational Health Nursing.
The main topics that are of relevance to us that
seemed to come out of the conference (in the opinion of Sarah Mogford) were as follows:
1) The NMC consultation regards revalidation. We
gather that the response to the consultation so far is quite low. It is really
important to respond to the consultation - the implication of the new
revalidation proposals are significant. Feedback from e.g. one disgruntled HR
‘client’ could have significant impact on an individual’s future in the
If you haven’t already gone to the website and
had your say, I would strongly urge you to take 10 minutes, get a cup of tea
and do it.
2) The ‘single voice’ project. This is the
proposal that OH moves forward under one banner, with a number of ‘colleges’
representing the current different professionals that work within the
workplace. The idea is that working as a single unit, with a college
established by royal charter, it could have far more impact that the current
(despite best efforts) disparate voices. I am aware from speaking to some of
you that there are concerns that the OHA voice could be lost and loose it’s
independence within an organisation. Some are also concerned that this will
essentially be a ‘doctor led’ initiative. I met with Hilary Todd from the SOM
who has been working to bring this huge project into being, and put these
points to her. She is emphatic that the college structure will ensure that all
strands will have an equal voice, be that voice of an ergonomist, a
occupational physic, an OHA or an OHP. Although this initiative has been under
the ‘umbrella’ of SOM, it has been brought forward with stakeholders from all
backgrounds, indeed our own Christina Butterworth has been key in the
discussions. Hilary is very keen to reassure anyone still concerned that this
will not drown out the OH voice, in fact it will do the opposite as the
structure will give it far more authority. If you need more information about
Contemporary Occupational Health Nursing - A Guide for Practitioners The AOHNP have written a new text book for OH nurses. Edited by Greta Thornbory it was mostly written by the AOHNP board members who are all experienced and practicing occupational health nurses. Publishers, Routledge, said they were enthusiastic about the project, particularly as there has not been a new occupational health nursing book for five years.
The book is now available in electronic format through the Amazon Kindle, Apple and Google books.
The book consists of 10 chapters including ones on public health, leadership, health promotion, health surveillance, health assessment, case management and rehabilitation, managing mental health, managing OH services, epidemiology, research and quality assurance and auditing. Woven through each chapter will be the ethical issues of nursing practice together with further reading and links to resources.
COHPA (Commercial Occupational Health Providers Association) have allowed us to pass their newsletters on to members via this website. See the Members Only page. Back issues are included.
AOHNP (UK) Scholarships - members don't forget to apply. If you see a course or workshop you would like a scholarship for then just download an application form from the Members Only page.
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