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Guidance on GDPR

FOM has produced new guidance for occupational physicians and practices on their responsibilities under GDPR. Practitioners should be aware that this guidance is general in nature and that each organisation should obtain its own guidance, either from specialist practitioners or from the Information Commissioner. In addition, as the law is still developing, FOM does not - Read more...
Published Date: 03/07/2018 Posted In: General News

FOM to run MoHaWK service from 2018

The Faculty of Occupational Medicine (FOM) is pleased to announce it has taken over the running of the MoHaWK service from Syngentis. This follows a period of consultation between the two organisations and implementation of measures to ensure Syngentis’ smooth running of the service continues under FOM. MoHaWK – or Management of Health at Work - Read more...
Published Date: 31/01/2018 Posted In: Press Releases

Getting to the new FOM office & the ECOH

FOM will soon be moving to new premises at 2 Lovibond Lane, London SE10 9FY. It’s a stone’s throw from Greenwich station which will make getting to us a cinch, especially from 2018 onward when a number of infrastructure upgrades to London’s transport network will be completed. Train and Tube Travel The new premises house - Read more...
Published Date: 24/07/2017 Posted In: General News

Allowing doctors the time to improve the wider NHS

Many physicians and clinicians regularly contribute their time to work for the wider benefit of the NHS, through supporting the work of bodies like NICE, the GMC, the CQC and many others. However, this can go unrecognised, and with increased pressures it is becoming more difficult for many hospitals to allow for such time off - Read more...
Published Date: 24/07/2017 Posted In: General News

Remembering Professor Gordon Waddell CBE

A medical revolutionary whose contribution has changed much of what we do 21-09-1942–20-04-2017 Gordon Waddell was born in Scotland, and qualified in medicine at Glasgow in 1967. Orthopaedics then beckoned and he was appointed to the Western Infirmary, Glasgow as Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon in 1977. Thus began his special interest in understanding spinal problems, back - Read more...
Published Date: 05/05/2017 Posted In: General News

Update on the 2017/19 CQUIN

CQUIN stands for commissioning for quality and innovation. The system was introduced in 2009 to make a proportion of healthcare providers’ income conditional on demonstrating improvements in quality and innovation in specified areas of patient care. Last year, NHS England announced that the 2016/17 CQUIN would encourage providers to improve their role as an employer - Read more...
Published Date: 19/04/2017 Posted In: General News

FOM responds to industrial strategy Green Paper

The Faculty of Occupational Medicine (FOM) & the Society of Occupational Medicine (SOM) welcome the focus this green paper brings to the future direction of our economy, with its focus on productivity, growth and skills. We applaud the paper’s focus on ensuring our young people develop the skills required to do the high-paid, high-skilled jobs - Read more...
Published Date: 05/07/2017 Posted In: Publications, Policy and Consultations

UK OH research priorities study

The Healthy Working Lives Group, in collaboration with the Faculty of Occupational Medicine (FOM) and Society of Occupational Medicine (SOM), are conducting a study to identify current opinions of UK occupational physicians (OPs) and occupational health researchers (OHRs) about your present priorities with regard to research. We understand that this is a wide topic and, - Read more...
Published Date: 31/03/2017 Posted In: General News

FOM responds to disability green paper consultation

FOM and SOM submitted our joint response to the ‘Work, Health and Disability: Improving Lives’ Green Paper. This followed a series of events with our members and stakeholders, from a round table hosted with Lord Blunkett in the House of Lords to a number of multi-disciplinary meetings – one of which was delivered with the Health - Read more...
Published Date: 27/02/2017 Posted In: Publications, Policy and Consultations

Dealing Dutifully with Data

So, have you and your colleagues been pondering the implications of new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and whether it will still apply to us in the UK post Brexit? Well, some of our members have been thinking about this and our legal and ethical experts, Steve Boorman, Diana Kloss and Mark Landon have - Read more...
Published Date: 06/02/2017 Posted In: Publications, Policy and Consultations
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