Chair's update

Dear Member,

I would like to take this opportunity to wish you a very Happy New Year and update you on the work of the Health and Social Care Group and our plans for 2017. As part of your membership to IOSH, you haven also chosen to be a member of our group and I am currently the Chair of the Group's Management Committee. The team on this committee represents the whole sector including all aspects of Health and Social Care. We have representation from NHS, HSE, Independent Healthcare and Social Care organisations. We also are represented from England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland.

There are also regional section groups that link into our Committee who meet regularly to discuss best practice within our sector. These groups are in Scotland, North West, Midlands, Wales, South West and Ireland.

As part of the Health and Social Care Group’s work, we provide 4 networking conferences for members to support CPD each year. For information on these conferences and what is planned over the next year please click here.

Our most recent event took place in London in November which was an interactive Court Room Trial. It was so pleasing to see over 100 members enjoying their role as the jury!!

For regular updates on our activities, events and articles please visit our website or why not join our LinkedIn page.

I look forward to hopefully seeing you at our future events and your support in promoting Health and Safety for our profession.

With warm regards
Darren McDonald
Chair- IOSH Health and Social Care Group