ACPOHE Webinar: Management of long COVID in the workplace

DATE / TIME 12/05/2021
11:30 am - 12:30 pm


The focus of this Zoom webinar will be: supporting a return to work and function in people experiencing long Covid.

3 perspectives: physiotherapist, mental health practitioner and a consultant in occupational medicine.

Register for the webinar here

Steven Nimmo:

I’m an occupational physician working in an NHS Trust in Plymouth. I was in the Navy for 10 years and I’ve also worked in maritime, nuclear, food, education and local government. I am Director of Examinations and President Elect at the Faculty of Occupational Medicine. I am also the editor of Occupational Medicine, an international peer reviewed scientific journal published by OUP. My experience with Covid is largely with healthcare workers, including risk stratification, advice on vaccination, and advising on rehabilitation and return to work.


Cathy Thomson:

I work as an Advanced Practice Physiotherapist (APP) in a MSK triage service primarily for people with knee and hip conditions. I am a clinical specialist with a particular interest in patellofemoral pain.

I have lived experience of longcovid for over a year and I have lived experience of several phased returns to work.

I am a member of the longcovid physio group. This is a global peer support and advocacy group for physiotherapists and support workers living with longcovid. We advocate for a risk stratification approach with a return to activity and exercise.
I am part of the longcovid Support Employment working party, (a sub-group of, a MDT group of people living with longcovid, working in collaboration with stakeholders, including the Society of Occupational Medicine (SOM) and the Vocational Rehabilitation Association (VRA).
Neil Greenberg:

Professor Neil Greenberg is a consultant academic, occupational and forensic psychiatrist based at King’s College London. Neil served in the United Kingdom Armed Forces for more than 23 years and has deployed, as a psychiatrist and researcher, to a number of hostile environments including Afghanistan and Iraq. At King’s Neil leads on a number of military mental health projects and is a principal investigator within a nationally funded Health Protection Research unit. He also chairs the Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCP) Special Interest Group in Occupational Psychiatry.

Neil has published more than 300 scientific papers and book chapters and has been the Secretary of the European Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, the President of the UK Psychological Trauma Society and Specialist Advisor to the House of Commons Defence Select Committee. During the COVID19 pandemic, Neil has worked closely with NHSEI, PHE and has published widely on psychological support for healthcare, and other key workers.