Health and Wellbeing @ Work

I am delighted to be speaking at the NEC Birmingham on Wednesday 06 Mar 2019 [12.10] on the subject of the Latest Drugs to Look Out For. A guide to the newer illegal drugs available such as new/novel psychoactive substances [NPS], cannabis oil and opioids will be...

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Medicinal Cannabis Lecture on 21 Jan 2019

Medical cannabis was not far from the headlines in 2018, with a number of high-profile cases challenging current UK law. But what constitutes a cannabis derived medicinal product? How do the active ingredients work? What conditions could be treated? And who should be...

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EWDTS early registration closes 31 Jan 2019

Early registration for the 11th European Workplace Drug Testing Society symposium closes on 31 Jan 2019.  Membership of the EWDTS is free so why not join and benefit from the reduced registration fee.  

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World Accreditation Day, 9 June 2018

The annual World Accreditation Day as a global initiative, jointly established by the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) and the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC), to raise awareness of the importance of accreditation. This year’s theme...

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Special Interest Group – Drugs and Alcohol

The Society of Occupational Medicine wishes to set up the above group to discuss best practice, useful resources and sharing individual issues that will cover drug and alcohol issues, including drug driving; novel psychoactive substances; the new ISO 17025:2017...

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ISO/IEC 17025:2017 is now published

The latest version of ISO/IEC 17025 was released in Nov 2017, with the English version available 31 Dec 2017 onward from the BSI on-line shop.  For accredited laboratories in the UK seeking full details on the migration period, and for laboratory looking to gain...

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Keeping it safe at festivals

Whilst it may be winter in the UK, it is the height of summer in New Zealand and like the UK that includes festivals.  The attached article provides an indication of what drugs are popular in NZ.  It also includes a paragraph on what to do if a person shows signs of...

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