Members sought to help devise national recruitment assessment
We want to set up a small working group, which will meet once a month from January to April, to assist with designing the interview process for national recruitment into occupational medicine.
We would like to ensure that the working group can learn from consultants operating the various recruitment processes currently used around the country; the aim is to devise an assessment for the national process that incorporates best practice.
This initiative arises from the moves to develop a national school of occupational medicine; we shall shortly sending a full update on this to members.
If you are interested in contributing, could you please contact Emma Cox-Smith by Friday 3 January 2014.
Hosts wanted for the occupational physicians of the future
As part of our ongoing work to raise the profile of occupational medicine with junior doctors, we are asking members to offer ‘taster sessions’ in occupational medicine.
Could you host a junior doctor – probably in Foundation Year 1 – for one or two weeks? We see this as a great opportunity to offer a positive, interesting and stimulating experience of occupational medicine, and hope it would encourage more doctors to consider the specialty as their career.
We would like to hear from members in the NHS, in the private sector and in the defence services; it would be excellent to have a list of potential placements to offer.
Please get in touch with Emma Cox-Smith if you think you could help or for further information.