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Publications, Policy and Consultations

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

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

Survey on NHS OH manpower requirements

The Faculty of Occupational Medicine recently undertook a survey of our membership to estimate current occupational physician manpower in the NHS. We did so to more accurately assess the number of whole time equivalent consultants working within the NHS, with mind to further lobby Health Education England for an increase in training posts to allow us to - Read more...
Published Date: 03/06/2016 Posted In: Publications, Policy and Consultations

Planning the future: Implications for occupational health; delivery and training

The Council for Work and Health, of which the FOM is a member, has published its second in a series of workforce-planning reports. While the first, published in April 2014, focused on future occupational health (OH) needs, this report addresses how those needs should be met. Demographic trends and the need for employers to seek greater efficiency and productivity - Read more...
Published Date: 08/04/2016 Posted In: Publications, Policy and Consultations

GMC Confidentiality Guidance Consultation Update

Late last year we invited members to send us their thoughts on the General Medical Council’s Confidentiality Guidance update. Since the new year the Ethics Committee has been busy collating these and discussing them with the GMC. Responses penned by doctors Graham Bell and Steve Boorman were sent to the Council, and Dr Boorman later met - Read more...
Published Date: 30/03/2016 Posted In: Publications, Policy and Consultations

CMO calls on Faculty to write guidelines on workplace menopause support

Chief Medical Officer Professor Dame Sally Davies has called upon the Faculty of Occupational Medicine to write guidelines on offering workplace support to women suffering from the symptoms of menopause. The menopause remains a “great taboo” within the workplace, with many of the women going through it forced to ‘suffer in silence’ and keep their symptoms to - Read more...
Published Date: 11/12/2015 Posted In: Education and Training, Publications, Policy and Consultations

IOSH fit note research study published

IOSH has published a study undertaken by the University of Nottingham, discussing gaps in the evidence-base on the GPs’ “fit-note”. The Report, Getting the Best from the Fit Note, describes the investigation into the key features of successful fit note use in order to optimise its effectiveness, from the perspective of all three stakeholders: GP, - Read more...
Published Date: 19/08/2015 Posted In: Publications, Policy and Consultations, Quality Improvement

Comparing UK & Australasian specialty training in OM

Faculty member Dr Rae-Wen Chang has written an article for the AFOEM eBulletin, providing a trainee viewpoint on the challenges faced by UK and Australasian Occupational Medicine trainees, including the decreasing number of trainees in the - Read more...
Published Date: 19/08/2015 Posted In: Education and Training, Membership, Publications, Policy and Consultations

OEM impact report

Malcolm Sim, Editor-in Chief of OEM, has sent the following message to those members who have full access to Occupational & Environmental Medicine: We are delighted to announce that the Impact Factor of the journal has gone up to 3.267* in the category of Public, Environmental and Occupational Health. To celebrate this achievement, we have - Read more...
Published Date: 19/08/2015 Posted In: Membership, Publications, Policy and Consultations
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