SOM/PHE Series: Developing a Covid secure health and wellbeing strategy

Training Date: 03 March 2021

Hosted by SOM | 2-4pm, 3 March 2021 | online

The Society of Occupational Medicine (SOM) with Public Health England wish to support employers and employees to be COVID secure and maintain health and wellbeing during the pandemic and beyond. They also want policy makers to think about key challenges employers and employees are facing. To these ends, SOM is hosting a series of webinars on key issues, with follow up briefing sheets for employers, line managers and employees.

Sessions are designed to support employee wellbeing, productivity and avoid legal challenge.

Developing a Covid secure health and wellbeing strategy

This event is for large businesses, with key messages for small business.

Its aim is to inform development of effective health and wellbeing strategies, that can be measured via accreditation.

How do organisations best manage people back to work? The COVID-10 pandemic has provided many challenges to organisations in terms of supporting the health and wellbeing of staff and helping them manage changes to their working patterns and practices (such as working at home) and key transitions (such as returning to the workplace). Health and wellbeing strategies are required that that are fit for purpose in supporting workers during the pandemic and beyond. This webinar highlights the need for risk assessments and toolkits that meet the needs of individuals and organisations and considers the relevance of existing frameworks such as the HSE Management Standards Tool and the Management Competencies framework under current conditions. The need to provide guidance on career development and upskilling as a key element of wellbeing frameworks will also be considered


· Dr Richard Caddis, CMO, BT- confirmed

· Prof Kevin Daniels, UEA, What Works Wellbeing Centre – confirmed

· Peter Kelly HSE re management standards framework- confirmed with Dr Jo Yarker – confirmed – using the Management Competency Framework to identify the skills and competencies required by managers to support staff wellbeing during COVID

· Tbc local Government

Executive Chair – Dr Richard Heron, Former FOM President

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Find links to other upcoming PHE/SOM webinars on our training page.


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