The Faculty has two main routes into membership that depend on an individual’s level of qualifications, training, experience or contribution to the field of occupational medicine.
There are four main categories of members (called registrants in our Articles of Association):
Such members have full voting rights and pay an annual subscription based on their location (UK, EU, ROW) and category of membership.
Apart from those who are fully retired from medical practice, members of the Faculty must be (registered) medical practitioners.
The benefits of membership of the Faculty include:
- regular updates on occupational health and medicine issues, through our electronic newsletter
- authoritative guidance on occupational medicine-related matters such as ethics and good occupational medical practice
- continuing professional development (CPD) through conferences, work groups and briefings
- participation in the Faculty’s CPD scheme which will provide one part of the evidence required for the revalidation portfolio, and (as from 2013) use of the CPD electronic diary
- access to the Faculty’s Responsible Officer, for an additional fee, together with updates on revalidation
- use of members’ room and discounted rate on a meeting room at the Faculty office
- opportunities to participate in the work and direction of the Faculty in many ways
- access to the members’ area on the Faculty website
- notice of annual prize and fellowship awards
- a comprehensive review of the Faculty’s work and plans, through the Annual Report
- advance notice of new publications and discounted prices
- Occupational and Environmental Medicine, an international peer reviewed journal concerned with areas of current importance in occupational medicine and environmental health issues throughout the world, which the Faculty has adopted as its official journal
- invitation to meetings organised by the Faculty
In addition, under its Articles of Association, the Faculty has established the following subscriber categories, without voting rights, which have different levels of benefits:
Honorary Fellows and Honorary Members