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Office Closure - please note the office will be closed between 8 and 24 December. Emails to email@example.com will not be answered but the telephone will be diverted to Sarah Mogford, Director. Thank you for your patience.
NEW OFFICE ADDRESS Please note that we now have a new office address:
AOHNP (UK), P O Box 6648, Blairgowrie PH10 9AP
Our telephone number and email address remain unchanged.
Our most recent updates include:
Thames Valley OH Group are holding a study day entitled "Reshaping the OH Landscape" on 21 January 2015. Find out more by clicking the link above.
New Vacancy - GE Healthcare A unique and rare opportunity to join GE Healthcare, Amersham
as their Occupational Health Manager covering multiple sites.
The role is to provide leadership across the GEHC UK and
Ireland businesses on our employee health strategy, with the aim of preventing
work related health problems. Implementing and working closely with business
leaders to enhance and shape the future of our health and wellbeing strategy,
whilst fulfilling the business statutory and ethical responsibilities to our
employee health. This role will drive employee engagement and manage our
outsources Occupational Health provider relationship.
AGM / Good Practice Forum Update The AGM took place
on 20th November 2014 and saw the ratification of new President, Diane
Romano-Woodward, and the Board – Christina Butterworth, Susanna Everton, Kate
Kyne, Lyndsey Marchant, Sarah Mogford, Anne Newham, Andy Phillips and Marisa
Christina Butterworth, highlighted the achievements the Association has made,
including the representation as a stakeholder in major strategic organisations,
the publication of the textbook - Contemporary
OH Nursing - and being involved in
the Revalidation pilot with the NMC and her involvement with the planned future
of OH education.
Diane gave a
summary of her vision for the Association, which includes using Directors for
specific tasks and centralising the improved and modernised membership
communication. The website is under tender for a complete overhaul and a far
more inclusive involvement of members, using social media and events is
planned. By engaging modern technology, it is hoped that more professional
development access can be facilitated via the Association. Already Diane is
engaged with insurance providers to ensure members have the best information
when choosing their individual cover. Events already in hand include the AOHNP
mini cruise in October 2015.
The survey for the
future of OH Nursing is undergoing statistical analysis, but broad 'headlines'
will be published both in the December issue of Occupational Health in its
featured article on the AOHNP and in discrete articles on the implication of
the survey by Andy Phillips in the new year. The progression to Charity status
is well under way and should facilitate, for example, a database of OH Nurses
that can be used in a similar way to the FOM, who have their qualified
physicians register commercially available.
The Best Practice
Forum was titled: 'Mind Games - identifying the game plan not just being part
of it.' The day was well attended, with seats being at a premium. The slides
and summary from the sessions will be available, as usual on the members
section of the website in due course.
(Presentations are now available under Events - AOHNP Events by clicking on the relevant links). The day proved that
there is an appetite for the Association and its members to move, progress and
ensure it is best placed to engage with its members and represent their voice
at decision making and policy level.
Places are limited
(due to available room size) at the next AOHNP national event - the Ruth Alston
Dinner & Lecture held during the Health & Wellbeing Conference in
Birmingham on 3 March 2015 - so book early to avoid disappointment.
information on any events, please either visit the AOHNP website, members only
Facebook page or contact Linda, our administrator, by phone or email.
Jane Mogford, on behalf of AOHNP (UK)
Christina Butterworth, President AOHNP (UK) commented
"Representing 350 occupational health nurse practitioners in
businesses across the UK,
we welcome IOSH’s fresh focus on workplace carcinogenic exposures. It’s vital
that all the different professional disciplines involved in occupational safety
and health management work together to improve standards and outcomes in health
risk management and health surveillance."
Further information on the launch of this campaign, and relevant facts, can be found by clicking the links below.
Changes Following Board Meeting on 25th October 2014
The AOHNP Board held their regular face to face meeting in
London, and as part of the business in hand considered the early results from
the OH Nurse and Technicians survey, in addition to the recent vote on the
The AOHNP has always strived to give OH Nurses their voice and
influence policy and decision makers at the highest level. However, recent
events and the initial survey findings indicate that the Association need to
consider extending their role in a number of areas. To facilitate this, some
restructuring of the Board and how it operates needs to be undertaken.
The meeting was used to revisit the AOHNP from grass roots to
the present day, including the present constitution, what the Association
offers members and how the Board works and communicates with members. A number
of action items have been generated and work has started on key projects, which
are listed below. The usual activities
of the AOHNP will continue in terms of providing occupational health advice to
our members and representing OH nurses on the Council for Work & Health,
the National School of Occupational Health, POOSH and NICE but we are facing a
perfect storm of activity and recognition and we need to act now to protect and
enhance the role of the OH nurse and workplace health.
As part of our review process the following projects have been
kick started and will be further discussed at our AGM and Good Practice Forum
on 20th November:
Charity status - progressing the AOHNP
application, which was put on hold 18 months ago whilst we considered the
future direction of OH nursing. This project will also include the potential
for setting up the AOHNP trading company with profits being passed to the
Website – progressing the development of a new
professional website with additional capabilities for membership payment and
information for practitioners and employers.
Directory of OH Nurses – setting up a database
that provides information on OH nurses experience and qualifications for job
matching and sharing of good practice (subject to the usual data protection
Consultation with professional Regulator –
starting discussions with the NMC regarding the future of the third part of the
Register and potential migration by portfolio.
Indemnity insurance - progressing discussions
with variety of indemnity insurance providers both to provide better
signposting for members and (if possible) negotiate discount for members.
Communication - improving communication to
members by centralising the process and developing a more structured
Revalidation – engaging with the NMC on the
pilot for revalidation in order to support members in getting the most out of
the process, so that we can gain the necessary assurance for the profession and
quality of care for our patients/clients.
OH Nurse and Technician survey - Andy Phillips will be analysing the results
and publishing them in the OH Journal in January 2015.
Training and continual professional development
– updating the list of courses available to OH nurses and technicians. Also
enhancing our offerings by providing links to online training.
Faculty of Occupational Health Nursing –
continuing to work with key stakeholders on the development of a single
organisation that provides the ‘voice’ of OH nursing while providing services
that sustain the profession and professionals working in occupational health
As ever, the AOHNP represents its members, so comments and ideas
are welcomed. As are members who feel they either wish to join the Board, or
assist and have expertise to add without being a Board member. If this is you,
or you just want to chat about the prospect, please either contact your
regional director or our Administrator, Linda.
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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