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Occupational Health Physicians welcome NHS Staff Wellbeing Initiative

In his October 2014 “Five year forward view”,  National Health Service Chief Executive Simon Stevens called on the Faculty of Occupational Medicine for advice on strengthening of occupational health as a key element of a healthier NHS workplace. Our response, in a presentation to Stevens at the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges in January,  was - Read more...
Published Date: 02/09/2015 Posted In: General News, Press Releases

BOHS Worker Health Protection Conference – Abu Dhabi

Following the success of last year’s inaugural event, members are invited to attend the second BOHS Worker Health Protection Conference (WHPC 2015) in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, from 25-29 October 2015. The 2015 edition of WHPC offers a stimulating line-up of panel discussions, presentations and Q&A, which will address the key themes which are relevant to - Read more...
Published Date: 27/08/2015 Posted In: Events and Conferences

NIIROPS Forum

The Nuclear Industry and Ionising Radiation Occupational Physicians Forum (NIIROPS) is currently seeking additional support from volunteers, and is interested in hearing from colleagues with an interest in radiation matters. The Forum was founded thirty years ago, “to foster professional excellence and mutual cooperation within a national cadre of occupational physicians, in the nuclear industry and - Read more...
Published Date: 25/08/2015 Posted In: General News

Fit for Work referrals now available for all GPs in England & Wales

As of 22 July 2015, all GPs across England and Wales can refer their employed patients for a free and independent occupational health assessment if they have been, or are likely to be, off work for four weeks or more due to illness. Referral to Fit for Work is voluntary, and is suitable for any - Read more...
Published Date: 19/08/2015 Posted In: General News

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

FOM seminar on bipolar disorder and schizophrenia

On 11 November, the Faculty will be hosting a day long seminar on bipolar disorder and schizophrenia in Cardiff. The day will include presentations from Professor Ian Jones, Reader in Perinatal Psychiatry at Cardiff University, and Professor Sir Michael Owen, Director of Cardiff’s Institute of Psychological Medicine and Clinical Neuroscience. The seminar is being run - Read more...
Published Date: 25/08/2015 Posted In: CPD, Education and Training, Events and Conferences

HHP training on ‘personality and using MBTI in consultations’

The Faculty is running an HHP advanced skills training day on 15 October on ‘Personality and using MBTI in consultations’. We are fortunate that two chartered occupational psychologists have agreed to run this training, which will feature an introduction to MBTI and exploration of individual profiles, as well as group work and case discussion using - Read more...
Published Date: 25/08/2015 Posted In: CPD, Education and Training, Events and Conferences

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

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
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