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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

HAVS directory

There are now more than 200 practitioners who have registered to join the Faculty’s HAVS directory, featuring contact details and breakdown of region. Only those who have passed the HAVS assessment at a FOM-accredited course provider are eligible to join the directory. If you would like to join the directory, please complete the HAVS listing - Read more...
Published Date: 02/07/2015 Posted In: Education and Training, HAVS

National School of Occupational Health newsletter

The National School of Occupational Health has published its latest newsletter, featuring a review of the inaugural Registrars’ Conference in March this year, as well as information about recent progress with national recruitment and national - Read more...
Published Date: 02/07/2015 Posted In: Education and Training, National School of Occupational Health

FOM staff out of office

During the week beginning Monday 6 July, several members of staff will be out of the office at exams or other events, including our AGM. We will endeavour to reply to queries as quickly as possible but members should be aware that there may be a small delay in response - Read more...
Published Date: 02/07/2015 Posted In: Membership

HSE launches new Workplace Health Expert Committee (WHEC)

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has appointed a new committee to provide independent expert knowledge and advice on workplace health. The committee, positions on which were advertised to Faculty members earlier in 2015, will provide opinion on workplace health issues and advise the HSE’s Chief Scientific Advisor and FOM Honorary Fellow, Professor Andrew Curran. - Read more...
Published Date: 23/06/2015 Posted In: Appointments

2014 Annual Report and AGM papers

The Faculty’s 2014 Annual Report has now been published and can be downloaded from the members’ area of the website. The agenda and papers for the Annual General Meeting on 8 July are also available to download. We look forward to welcoming any current subscribing members to the meeting. Coffee and croissants will be available - Read more...
Published Date: 22/06/2015 Posted In: Events and Conferences, Membership

Mobbs Corporate Health Fellowship – Rae Chang

Dr Rae-Wen Chang has written a report outlining her experience at the 2014 Australasian Faculty of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (AFOEM) Annual Training and Scientific Meeting. Dr Chang was awarded a Mobbs Corporate Health Fellowship to fund presentation of a paper at the conference. You can read the report in full, as well as reports - Read more...
Published Date: 22/06/2015 Posted In: Prizes and Fellowships

Queen’s Birthday Honours

Congratulations to Dr Ken Addley, Honorary Fellow of the Faculty, who was appointed OBE in the Queen’s Birthday List for his services to occupational health. Dr Addley was awarded Honorary Fellowship in 2004. ┬áHe is Director of the Northern Ireland Civil Service Occupational Health - Read more...
Published Date: 15/06/2015 Posted In: Appointments

President’s blog – funding for training posts

The latest blog from the President focuses on funding for specialty training in occupational medicine. Initial figures from the recent round of National Recruitment show increasing interest in the specialty, so it is vital that we have sufficient posts available for the future generation of occupational physicians. Read and leave your comments on the blog - Read more...
Published Date: 04/06/2015 Posted In: Education and Training, National School of Occupational Health

Social media guidance for doctors

As online technology improves, doctors and healthcare professionals are increasingly using social media as part of everyday life. While these platforms represent a great opportunity to network with colleagues on a global scale and discover new innovations in practice, there can be dangers associated with using social media. The Faculty’s 2012 ‘Ethics guidance for occupational - Read more...
Published Date: 04/06/2015 Posted In: Membership
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