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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

BMA reports & guidance

The OM Committee of the BMA has issued the following information, which can be acessed on its Practical Support at Work webpages: Cognitive-enhancing drugs and the workplace The occupational physician Position Statement: Influenza immunisation for - Read more...
Published Date: 19/08/2015 Posted In: Publications, Policy and Consultations, Quality Improvement

Key Appointments to FOM positions

The Faculty is pleased to announce the following appointments which have been made recently and take effect immediately: Deputy Chief Examiner Part 2 MFOM – Lanre Ogunyemi Deputy Chief Examiner DDAM – Hampapur Giridhar Deputy Director of Quality Improvement – Rob Hardman Dr Ogunyemi has taken over the Deputy Chief Examiner role from Shaun Austin, - Read more...
Published Date: 05/08/2015 Posted In: Appointments, Quality Improvement

NICE workplace guidance

NICE has issued new guidance on improving the health and wellbeing of employees, with a particular focus on organisational culture and context, and the role of line managers. Steve Boorman led the Faculty’s contribution to the consultation: “It is positive to see that the Faculty’s feedback was responded to and incorporated in the guidance; it - Read more...
Published Date: 02/07/2015 Posted In: Publications, Policy and Consultations, Quality Improvement

Appointment of Deputy StR representative to Board

Dr Emma Giblin has been appointed by the Board as Deputy StR representative to the Board, supporting Dr Jill Crabbe. Emma is an NHS trainee in London and succeeds Dr Dan Ashdown, who stepped down after the inaugural Registrars’ conference in March. Our thanks go to Dan for his hard work as Deputy over the - Read more...
Published Date: 11/05/2015 Posted In: Appointments, Quality Improvement

Faculty Quality Improvement agenda – vacancies

The Faculty is keen to develop a strategy strengthening its role in supporting and promoting high standards and quality improvement in Occupational Health and Occupational Medicine. We are keen to approach this in a systematic way and are therefore looking to support the Director of Quality Improvement (Dr Simon Sheard) in taking the QI agenda - Read more...
Published Date: 07/05/2015 Posted In: Quality Improvement, Vacancies

Improved SEQOHS standards launched

The Faculty of Occupational Medicine has launched its revised SEQOHS standards.  SEQOHS was the first standard setting system for occupational health services in the UK and a ground-breaker internationally. SEQOHS – ‘Safe Effective Quality Occupational Health Service’ – constitutes a set of standards and a voluntary accreditation system for services that meet the standards. An - Read more...
Published Date: 01/04/2015 Posted In: Quality Improvement, SEQOHS

University of Glasgow Delphi Study

Colleagues from the University of Glasgow Institute of Health and Wellbeing are undertaking a Delphi Study on the common core competencies of specialist Occupational Physicians.  Please see below a message from Professor Ewan MacDonald and Dr Drushca Lalloo: Apologies if you have already received and completed this survey. For those who have not, this is - Read more...
Published Date: 19/02/2015 Posted In: Publications, Policy and Consultations, Quality Improvement

Revalidation Update January 2015

The January 2015 Revalidation update contains more helpful information and resources for those revalidating through the Faculty. Feedback is always helpful and if you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact the Revalidation Manager Alannah Harrison.  Alternatively you can contact the RO Dr David Flower directly by emailing to - Read more...
Published Date: 22/01/2015 Posted In: Quality Improvement, Revalidation

GMC review of confidentiality guidance

The attention of members is drawn to the GMC’s review of its confidentiality guidance, on which they will be consulting during 2015.  Leading into this, as the first phase, the GMC is seeking feedback on the content and format of the current guidance and there is a detailed questionnaire for doctors and organisations that work - Read more...
Published Date: 05/12/2014 Posted In: Education and Training, Quality Improvement
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