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The evolution of occupational health

About this event

The role of occupational health has changed dramatically over the past year, driven by new ways of working and the desire for digital transformation.

OH teams quickly got to grips with remote health assessments and working practices when the country went into lockdown. However, there is still some way to go before the function has fully harnessed the benefits technology can bring – not just for OH responsibilities, but for the needs of their wider organisation.

With many organisations now transitioning to remote and hybrid ways of working on a more permanent basis, the tools OH teams use, and the services they provide, will need to continue to evolve. Collaboration and the ability to share information with other departments will be key to providing a successful OH service.

This free OHW+ webinar, in association with Civica, will focus on how OH is evolving to meet the challenges of new workplace norms.

Janet O’Neill, director of professional development at iOH, will outline the challenges facing the profession; Philippa Hawkins, head of wellbeing services at the University of Birmingham, will share how the university’s paperless OH services were able to seamlessly adjust to new ways of working during the pandemic; and Howard Watson, workforce management sales director at Civica, will highlight the power digitalisation can bring.

Topics include:

  • The challenges occupational health faces in a post pandemic world
  • How demand for OH services is changing
  • The need for OH teams to collaborate and share data with other departments
  • The benefits technology can bring.

This free 60-minute webinar will include a live Q&A session where attendees will have a chance to ask our expert panel questions. It is available to all, including members of OHW+.

Hosted by

  • Team member
    Ashleigh Webber HR and wellbeing editor, Personnel Today, and editor, OHW+ @ Personnel Today

    Ashleigh is HR and wellbeing editor at Personnel Today and editor of OHW+. She has been writing about HR, L&D, occupational health and workplace wellbeing since 2018.

  • Guest speaker
    Philippa Hawkins Head of wellbeing services @ University of Birmingham

    Philippa Hawkins has worked in occupational health for the last 22 years and been at the University of Birmingham for 16 years. Philippa is also the secretary of HEOPS (Higher Education Occupational Practitioners) group.

  • Guest speaker
    Howard Watson Workforce management sales director @ Civica

    Having worked in occupational health software for over 12 years Howard has seen the shift from paper and desktop software to the full digitisation and integrated solutions that Civica are at the forefront of delivering. His work has involved over 250 clients.

  • Guest speaker
    Janet O'Neill Director of professional development @ iOH (The Association of Occupational Health and Wellbeing Professionals)

    Janet has worked in the private OH sector for the past 17 years, supporting clients from a variety of industries. She is currently clinical nurse director for PAM Group, a provider of occupational health and wellbeing services.