The Covid-19 pandemic has transformed how we live and work, possibly permanently. But how are the world of work and occupational health likely to change as a result, both in the short term as we (hopefully) begin to come out ‘crisis mode’ and looking to the longer term?
In this exclusive webinar for OHW+ Premium members, Dame Carol Black, author of the seminal 2008 report Working for a healthier tomorrow and expert adviser on health and work to the NHS, looks at the emerging, and changing, world of occupational health post pandemic.
This hour-long webinar was chaired by Professor Anne Harriss and covered:
- Whether the predictions we had pre pandemic for the world of work, and OH, are relevant today
- How Covid-19 has reshaped workplace health, and what comes next
- The post-pandemic leadership and decision-making role of OH
- Is ‘occupational health’ the best descriptor for the specialty?
- What can and should OH be doing now and in the future not just to survive, but thrive?
About our speakers
Dame Carol Black is adviser on health and work at NHSE/I and PHE. She is also chair of The Centre for Ageing Better. Dame Carol has compiled three independent reviews for the UK government: Working for a healthier tomorrow (2008) as national director for health and work; Health at work – an independent review of sickness absence in Great Britain, with David Frost (2011); An independent review into the impact on employment outcomes of drug or alcohol addiction, and obesity, (2016). She is a past-president of the Royal College of Physicians, among other roles.
Nic Paton, editor of OHW+, has written about occupational health and wellbeing since 2001 and became editor of Occupational Health & Wellbeing in 2018. An award-winning editor, journalist and writer he specialises in editing and managing professional magazines as well as writing on business, employment, health, education and lighting for national newspapers, specialist publications and websites.
Professor Anne Harriss is emeritus professor of occupational health. Former course director at London South Bank University, she led the development of more than ten educational programmes at diploma, degree and MSc level. Anne is currently immediate past president of the Society of Occupational Medicine.