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National School of Occupational Health

Today sees the launch of the new National School of Occupational Health, which will provide a focal point for supporting training in the specialty, unite current trainees, attract new doctors to the specialty, and promote a more effective and supportive model of training for the future; this in turn should help to raise the profile - Read more...
Published Date: 01/08/2014 Posted In: National School of Occupational Health

Review of SEQOHS standards

Thank you to everyone who responded to the consultation process on the review of the SEQOHS standards. The Faculty has published a report which sets out the background for the consultation process and the content of the responses received.  There was a high level of engagement with 178 responses to the survey.  The proposals for - Read more...
Published Date: 30/07/2014 Posted In: Quality Improvement, SEQOHS

NICE Quality Standards Advisory Committee – members required

NICE is currently recruiting for additional members to join their Quality Standards Advisory Committees (QSAC) to support delivery of the library of quality standards topics. They are looking for a number of roles including commissioners of health, public health and social care services; social care practitioners; primary care practitioners; secondary care providers and experts in - Read more...
Published Date: 30/07/2014 Posted In: Quality Improvement

Appointments

The following appointments have recently been made: Deputy Chief Examiner Research Methods – Kaveh AsanatiPublic Health Lead – David RoomesResearch Strategy Working Group – Ira Madan (lead), Julia Smedley (lead), Paul Baker, Paul-Ebhohimhen Virginia, Kaveh Asanati and Steven Nimmo Dr Asanati will support the Chief Examiner, Dr Steve Nimmo, over the next three years. Dr - Read more...
Published Date: 30/07/2014 Posted In: Appointments, Education and Training, Quality Improvement

Part 2 MFOM examination

The deadline to apply for the next diet of the part 2 MFOM examination is approaching.  If you are a trainee planning to sit the exam, please ensure that your application is received by 5 00 pm on 4 August. If you are a trainer or educational supervisor, please pass this information on to your - Read more...
Published Date: 30/07/2014 Posted In: Education and Training, Membership

SOM Scottish Group Autumn meeting – 28 August

Registration is open for the Society of Occupational Medicine’s Scottish Group Autumn meeting on 28 August. Further information, including the provisional programme, can be found on the flyer and booking - Read more...
Published Date: 30/07/2014 Posted In: Events and Conferences

Faculty and Society response to Health and Work Service announcement

The Faculty and Society have issued a joint press release in response to today’s announcement from the Department for Work and Pensions that Health Management Limited will deliver the Health and Work Service. - Read more...
Published Date: 28/07/2014 Posted In: Press Releases, SEQOHS

Shift work linked to heightened risk of type 2 diabetes

New research published online in Occupational and Environmental Medicine (OEM) suggests a heightened risk of  type 2 diabetes for shift workers. Read the full press release from the British Medical Journal, publishers of OEM. Online subscribers to the journal can read the full study here: - Read more...
Published Date: 28/07/2014 Posted In: Press Releases, Publications, Policy and Consultations

Payments to the Faculty

The Faculty of Occupational Medicine has recently been the target of postal fraud, with post being intercepted en route and cheques cashed by other individuals.  As a result of this, the Faculty is now advising people not to send cheques for any payments.  If you are sending an application to sit an examination, please visit - Read more...
Published Date: 25/07/2014 Posted In: General News

Single organisation update

The shadow board met for the first time on 8 July.  As part of the project’s commitment to transparency, the minutes of the meeting have been published on the website; you can also read the Terms of Reference and find out more about the members of the board. If there is a positive vote in - Read more...
Published Date: 23/07/2014 Posted In: Single organisation
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