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We respond to disability employment gap inquiry

The Inquiry Unit for Disability and Employment within the Department for Work and Pensions has been canvasing for opinions on its latest inquiry. The unit is exploring the Government’s commitment to halve the “disability employment gap” – the difference in employment rates between disabled and non-disabled people. The inquiry assesses the scale of the challenge - Read more...
Published Date: 11/07/2016 Posted In: General News

Should we be able to use e-cigarettes in the workplace?

Since 1 July 2007 smoking had been banned in all enclosed public and work places in England. There was real disquiet before the legislation – how would it work? The reality is the younger generation of workers probably can’t quite imagine a workplace with a designated smoking room, or a smoking carriage on a train. - Read more...
Published Date: 07/07/2016 Posted In: General News

GSK are recruiting: Occ Health Physician

At GSK we aspire to recruit and retain the best people to do their best work in the best place. This approach is shared by our Occupational Health Team, who look far beyond the traditional areas of compliance, and capability to develop and implement new initiatives that promote the health and wellbeing of our employees - Read more...
Published Date: 07/07/2016 Posted In: Vacancies

Dr Olivia Carlton awarded an OBE

Dr Olivia Carlton has been awarded an OBE for services to Transport for London and Occupational Medicine in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list. Dr Carton was the first female president of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine and is one of the UK’s most senior Occupational Health physicians. She has worked for Transport for London for - Read more...
Published Date: 13/06/2016 Posted In: General News, Press Releases

Consultant in Occupational Medicine Vacancy – Bucks

Part-time 4-6 PAs Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trusts Occupational Health and Wellbeing department has won national recognition for its work around the health and wellbeing agenda and has achieved SEQOHS accreditation. We are a forward thinking OH department employing a multi disciplinary team of staff. We have an exciting opportunity for an occupational health consultant to - Read more...
Published Date: 08/06/2016 Posted In: Vacancies

Survey on NHS OH manpower requirements

The Faculty of Occupational Medicine recently undertook a survey of our membership to estimate current occupational physician manpower in the NHS. We did so to more accurately assess the number of whole time equivalent consultants working within the NHS, with mind to further lobby Health Education England for an increase in training posts to allow us to - Read more...
Published Date: 03/06/2016 Posted In: Publications, Policy and Consultations

7 days for self-certification works well

7 days for self-certification works well for patients and employers Following calls for self-certification to be extended to 14 days we think it’s important that the case is stated for why the current period of 7 days works well for patients and employers. We understand the strain GPs are under but from a patient perspective - Read more...
Published Date: 24/05/2016 Posted In: Press Releases

OH Professionals welcome Life Chances Strategy

Occupational Health Professionals welcome the Life Chances Strategy as outlined in the Queens’s speech but stress the importance of ensuring those who fall ill don’t end up unemployed. In January the Prime Minister spoke on the coming Life Chances Strategy and how his government intends to reform the way we support people who fall ill, - Read more...
Published Date: 20/05/2016 Posted In: Press Releases

What is Occupational Medicine? Lunch Reception

    Occupational Medicine (OM) is an invaluable branch of healthcare. In essence, it helps people to benefit from healthy and rewarding work while not putting themselves or others at unreasonable risk. Good work is beneficial for both our physical and mental health, and OM seeks to ensure that people can access the rewards of good employment and avoid - Read more...
Published Date: 01/06/2016 Posted In: Events and Conferences

The SOM/FOM ASM – Stratford 27–30 June

From 27–30 June the Society and Faculty of Occupational Medicine will be relocating to Stratford-upon-Avon for our joint Annual Scientific Meeting. Taking place on the picturesque banks of the river Avon, the conference is set to be the highlight of the summer and the biggest event our two organisations have collaborated on to date. You’ll - Read more...
Published Date: 12/05/2016 Posted In: Uncategorized
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