ACPOHE Recovering from Covid 19: RTW Guidance Document Released
This guidance has been developed by ACPOHE to assist all Physiotherapists and relevant healthcare professionals (HCPS's) in supporting employees to rehabilitate and successfully return-to-work following COVID-19.
FREE WEBINAR - ACPOHE: Covid -19 Return to Work Guidance
Tuesday 13th October 12pm - 1pm: FREE WEBINAR - ACPOHE: Covid -19 Return to Work Guidance
This webinar will give an overview of the guidance that has been developed by ACPOHE to assist all Physiotherapists and relevant healthcare professionals (HCPS’s) in supporting employees to rehabilitate and successfully return-to-work following COVID-19. It provides advice on how to have relevant work conversations with patients in all clinical settings and educates the reader on the specialist role OH Physiotherapy plays in functionally rehabilitating a patient with COVID-19 to return-to-work, following a biopsychosocial and occupational approach.
Key topics that will be covered include:
• Assessing job demands and function over video
• COVID-19 symptom considerations for return to work programs
• MSK physiotherapist scope of practice, signposting and resources
Link to register in full article
ACPOHE Pay and Grading 2020 Document Released
One priority of ACPOHE is to recommend minimum terms and conditions of employment of its members working in occupational health or ergonomics, be they working full or part-time.
ACPOHE also gives guidance to those members who are self employed. A review of this document is undertaken annually in conjunction with the CSP.
Click here to see the full document.
ACPOHE Study Day 2020 Update
We hope that everyone is coping through these challenging times. Originally we were due to run a Study Day towards the end of the year in Cardiff. However, in light of the uncertainty around public gatherings and considering everyone's safety, the ACPOHE Committee have decided to cancel this.
In its place, the committee are working hard to set up a series of webinars that, we hope, will continue to meet the needs of our membership. It will, unfortunately, mean that the socialising/networking element is less feasible, but we hope to find an alternative in due course.
Thank you for your time and understanding.
Start PACE setting today – and help identify Covid-19 rehab needs
Dear ACPOHE Members,
Please could we encourage you to support the following audit. While our membership may not directly deliver community rehabilitation, we believe that the voice of our membership should still be heard. Click HERE for more details.
ACPOHE Survey - COVID-19
We are working closely with the CSP during these challenging times to understand how we can support both our direct ACPOHE members, the wider CSP member ship as well as our patients.
Could we please ask that you complete this short survey so that we can continue to support you and also inform the issues that our membership are experiencing to the CSP. Survey Link.
The British Occupational Hygiene Society - Return to Work Guidance
The British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS) has issued guidance to its members on how to ensure a safe and healthy environment during the COVID-19 pandemic. The guide is open access and available here.
They have brought together experts from their membership to advise on how best to address the direct and indirect consequences of the pandemic.
ACPOHE Advice Document for Home Working During COVID-19
An advice sheet has been developed by ACPOHE to help its members to provide support to employees and employers following mandatory home working due to the COVID 19 crisis.
Guidance on dealing with coronavirus in a work setting
The Council For Work & Health have a great section on their website containing up-to-date authoritative guidance on dealing with coronavirus in a work setting. It is being updated regularly. Click here for link.
Occupational Health Measures in the Preparedness and Response to COVID-19 at the Workplace - Free Webinar
ACPOHE were invited to an international webinar yesterday titled Occupational Health Measures in the Preparedness and Response to COVID-19 at the Workplace – hosted by the International Occupational Medicine Society Collaborative (IOMSC).
Free access to the webinar slides and recording are avialble here. Click here to open full news article for links.