Medical Review Officer Training

Accredited Training Courses

Our suite of training courses aimed at Medical Review Officers (MRO) covers the key components of a substance misuse policy (drug and alcohol policy), the role and responsibilities of a MRO, laboratory procedures and looks at case studies. As technology offers a greater range of biological samples, the course explore the benefits and pitfalls of different biological samples, different accreditations and their worth, and looks to the future as new drugs emerge and impact on the workplace.




  • Established courses are held throughout the year allowing for three days of continuous study, or alternatively each training course may be undertaken separately in a modular approach.
  • Courses can be tailored and delivered on-site to allow for confidential company issues to be discussed.
  • All courses are intended to be interactive, as attendees are encouraged to participate in discussions and workshops.
  • All courses can be delivered in the UK or worldwide.

Course Dates 2017

Venue

Course 1

Course 2

Course 3

Course 4

Belfast NA Tue 24 Jan Wed 25 Jan NA
London Tue 07 Feb Wed 08 Feb Thu 09 Feb Fri 10 Feb AM only
Aberdeen Wed 27 Sep      
Manchester Tue 03 Oct Wed 04 Oct Thu 05 Oct Fri 06 Oct AM only

Course Details (click on course heading to expand)

 

Course 1 - Collection Officer Training

Who should attend:

  • Anyone who may be tasked with Chain of Custody collections; OHA / OHNAs; Occupational Health Physicians; GPs

Course content:

  • Preparing a site for collection
  • Mechanics of a urine collection, trouble shooting and common errors
  • Collection demonstration for back-to-lab and POC devices
  • Breathalyser selection, calibration and verification with demonstration
  • What happens to the samples in the laboratory
  • Oral fluid and hair collections

Cost:

  • £225 per delegate

 

Course 2 - MRO Training, part 1

Who should attend:

  • Occupational Health Physicians; GPs; OHA / OHNAs

Course content:

  • The role of the Medical Review Officer (MRO) inc the Medical Review
  • Laboratory process
  • Drug and alcohol awareness
  • Adulteration checks and how donors try and mislead the testing
  • Drug metabolism looking at the fact and fiction behind positive samples
  • Evaluation and debate of Chain of Custody cases through result interpretation

Cost:

  • £225 per delegate
Course 3 - MRO Training, part 2

Who should attend:

  • Occupational Health Physicians; OHA / OHNAs; GPs

Course content:

  • Use of alternative biological samples such as hair and oral fluid
  • Pros and cons of near patient testing devices, how to develop protocols consistent with the principles of Chain of Custody
  • Quality and accreditation, UK Guidelines for Workplace Drugs Testing, minimum service level to expect
  • Alcohol including EtG/EtS, FAEE
  • New Psychoactive Substances (NPS)
  • Multi choice quiz / exam

Cost:

  • £225 per delegate

 

Course 4 - Policy Workshop

Who should attend:

  • HR Managers; Health & Safety Officers; Occupational Health professionals; trade union members

Course content:

  • Drawing up a draft substance misuse policy
  • Timelines for policy introduction and educational requirements
  • Specification for a tender and guidance on how to audit your service provider
  • An employment law specialist will deliver the legal session

Cost:

  • £225 per delegate on a full day, £125 per delegate on a half-day (first two items only)