Dr David Batman
Dr David Batman has been a registered medical practitioner in the UK for over 45 years. He started work as a General Practitioner and has always recognised the importance of patient lifestyle affecting health risks. However, after trying to get his patients to adopt healthier lifestyles he recognised the vast majority wanted a quick solution via either prescription or operation. He also became very aware of the relationship between work and health and decided to move to a more appropriate medical specialty.
He left General Practice in 1988 and retrained as a Specialist Consultant in Occupational Medicine, gaining his higher qualifications and has been awarded a Fellowship by his UK Professional body. He spent 20 years as Head of Occupational Health, Safety and Employee Wellbeing for Nestle in the UK and Ireland – and is now running his own Occupational Health Consultancy. He has special interests in mental health at work, resilience, sleep, risk assessments, rehabilitation, and resettlement of employees. He has been part of a number of UK Government employee health committees.