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Dates for your Diary

2014 RUTH ALSTON MEMORIAL LECTURE
TUESDAY, 4 MARCH 2014

Crowne Plaza NEC, Birmingham

THE PUBLIC HEALTH AGENDA - A DEBATE
The AOHNP (UK) 20th Ruth Alston Memorial Lecture/Debate is being held on Tuesday, 4 March 2014 in the Oasis Suite at the Crowne Plaza, NEC.

The debate will be between Christina Butterworth, President AOHNP (UK) and Helen Kirk who has taken on a new role as Public Health England - Head of Occupational Health Transition. 

We hope the debate will include the following:
1.  The priorities set out by Public Health England and how they engage with the workplace and in particular OH nurses;
2.  The role that OH nurses see as priorities in managing public health;
3.  Are they complementary and is there the right level of collaboration;
4.  Are OH nurses doing themselves a disservice by calling themselves public health nurses on the NMC register
as well as other issues and will be of interest to many OH nurses.

Why not join us – a booking form can be downloaded here or requested from admin@aohnp.co.uk

Closing date for bookings: 19 February 2014.

Thanks to our sponsor:


PAST EVENTS

Good Practice Forum and Book Launch - 21 November 2013
A successful event was held at the St Albans Centre last Thursday.  Copies of presentations will shortly be available for members under the AOHNP Events section.

The book launch was very enjoyable and Routledge have extended the 20% discount offer off the purchase price until the end of December 2013.  A flyer can be downloaded here.

Jenny Ware was the lucky winner of a signed version of Contemporary Occupational Health Nursing. The draw took place at the Book Launch.

2013 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING & GOOD PRACTICE FORUM

Presentations and reports will be placed on the website shortly.

Tuesday, 5 March 2013
Ruth Alston Memorial Lecture & Dinner
Crowne Plaza NEC Birmingham

Last years lecture was given by Diana Kloss, MBE and was entitled "The changing face of occupational health law 2002 - 2012".  We were delighted Diana could join us again after 10 years to update us on the current situation.

Diane's lecture can be downloaded here.


20th Annual General Meeting and Good Practice Forum
Tuesday, 20 November 2012 - Goodenough College, London

A very successful AGM and Good Practice Forum was held at the Goodenough College.  Once the evaluation forms have been fully examined we will give you further comments but for now we are attaching the presentations for your use.  These have been password-protected and are therefore available to members only.

AGM:
Directors' Report
Treasurers' Report
2012 Accounts

Good Practice Forum:

Brendan McLoughlin - Identification, presentation and management of Common Mental Illness

Joan Lewis - Key points summar for OH on the Equality Act

Faith Contell - Comment mental health problems

Glyn Morris - Mental health assessment

Thanks again to our sponsors/exhibitors :
Amplivox
Cohort
Drs Direct
Kays Medical
MASTA
Osmond Ergonomics
Warwick International Computing Systems
Vitalograph


General
The Association holds an annual Ruth Alston Memorial Lecture and sometimes its own conference in the early part of the year.  The Annual General Meeting and Good Practice Forum/Occupational  Health Update are generally held in October each year.

The AOHNP conference aims to provide good value, central location, many networking opportunities, interesting content and learning outcomes.

Ruth Alston was a passionate advocate of occupational health nursing. She frequently demonstrated this during her varied career that included working in industrial and commercial settings and teaching occupational health nursing students.

To many she is probably best known for her part in the development of the Hanasaari Model for occupational health nursing. This was one of the earliest examples of occupational health nursing in the UK mirroring the developments and moves towards an increased academic approach seen in nursing generally.

No model can ever capture the essence and humanity of Ruth. She was firm yet kind, assertive yet tolerant, warm yet business like and knowledgeable yet a life long learner.

Her tragic early death made us all poorer but richer in that we have the opportunity to remember her during the annual Ruth Alston Memorial Lecture.

One of Ruth’s last kind acts for her AOHNP(UK) colleagues was to agree that this annual lecture be held in her name. She requested only that there should somehow be a link between occupational health nursing and the business world. This has given opportunity for a wide brief and diverse topics for past speakers.