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Vacancy – Deputy Chief Examiner HAVS

Applications are invited for this honorary role within the Faculty. These should be made on the application form and returned to Alpa.Yadav@FOM.ac.uk by 5.00pm on 9th September 2016. Please read the following information before you make your application Background The certificate qualification in the assessment of Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) was introduced by the - Read more...
Published Date: 12/08/2016 Posted In: Person Specification

SEQOHS Accredits First OH Physiotherapists

            The Safe, Effective, Quality Occupational Health Service (SEQOHS) scheme is delighted to award its first occupational health physiotherapy accreditation to Crystal Palace Physiotherapy Group (CPPG). Managed by the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) on behalf of the Faculty of Occupation Medicine (FOM), SEQOHS accreditation is currently held by over - Read more...
Published Date: 08/08/2016 Posted In: Press Releases

Managing uncertainty in an uncertain world

From the President of FOM, Dr Richard Heron The past few weeks in politics have reminded us that the future is uncertain. Few would have predicted the rapid pace of change and newly emerged political landscape as within a few weeks we saw the UK decide to leave the EU and a new Prime Minister - Read more...
Published Date: 05/08/2016 Posted In: General News

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

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

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
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