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Northern Ireland Judicial Appointments Commission Vacancy

The Northern Ireland Judicial Appointments Commission is currently advertising a Pensions Appeal Tribunals (Medical Member) vacancy. To apply, please visit http://www.nijac.gov.uk or call 028 9056 9114 on or before 12 noon on Monday 23 - Read more...
Published Date: 28/04/2016 Posted In: Vacancies

Supervised Learning Events – DOPS (Direct Observation of Procedural Skills)

Monday 25th April sees the launch of the recently piloted Workplace Based Assessment tools.  An email relating to the introduction of the newly redesigned SLE – DOPS forms has been sent to all trainees and trainers, with detailed information concerning how and when the new forms should be used.  Comprehensive guidance is also in the - Read more...
Published Date: 25/04/2016 Posted In: Education and Training

The Mind at Work: Mental Health and Fitness for Work

For more information on the conference please see the RSM - Read more...
Published Date: 22/04/2016 Posted In: Events

Chief Examiner Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS)

Applications are invited for this honorary role within the Faculty. These should be made on the Application form for other key roles and returned to exams@fom.ac.uk by 30 April 2016 Please read the following information before making your application. Background The certificate qualification in the assessment of Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) was introduced by the - Read more...
Published Date: 13/04/2016 Posted In: Person Specification

Planning the future: Implications for occupational health; delivery and training

The Council for Work and Health, of which the FOM is a member, has published its second in a series of workforce-planning reports. While the first, published in April 2014, focused on future occupational health (OH) needs, this report addresses how those needs should be met. Demographic trends and the need for employers to seek greater efficiency and productivity - Read more...
Published Date: 08/04/2016 Posted In: Publications, Policy and Consultations

GMC Confidentiality Guidance Consultation Update

Late last year we invited members to send us their thoughts on the General Medical Council’s Confidentiality Guidance update. Since the new year the Ethics Committee has been busy collating these and discussing them with the GMC. Responses penned by doctors Graham Bell and Steve Boorman were sent to the Council, and Dr Boorman later met - Read more...
Published Date: 30/03/2016 Posted In: Publications, Policy and Consultations

A welcome focus on improving the health of health professionals

The announcement that NHS England is to link a proportion of payments to healthcare providers to the achievement of staff health and wellbeing goals (CQUIN) shows that the government acknowledges how vitally important the wellbeing of the NHS workforce is to healthy patient outcomes. The average NHS worker is now taking more than 15 days - Read more...
Published Date: 16/03/2016 Posted In: Press Releases

NHS Consultant Clinical Excellence Awards for England and Wales – 2016 National Awards Round

It is expected that the 2016 National Awards Round will open during mid March to early April. At that time, we expect the Advisory Committee on Clinical Excellence Awards (ACCEA) to announce this year’s deadline for applications. In order to ensure members have sufficient time to submit applications, the Faculty is advising early preparation of - Read more...
Published Date: 26/02/2016 Posted In: Clinical Excellence Awards

Work is a health outcome and improves mental health: we can’t afford to ignore this

Faculty of Occupational Medicine and Society of Occupational Medicine Press release: 19 February 2016 The Faculty of Occupational Medicine and Society of Occupational Medicine welcome the findings of ‘Five Year Forward View for Mental Health – A report from the independent Mental Health Taskforce to the NHS in England February 2016’ and in particular the - Read more...
Published Date: 26/02/2016 Posted In: Press Releases

More specialist training posts needed to support NHS mental health strategy

The Faculty of Occupational Medicine welcomes the findings of ‘Five Year Mental Health plan – A report from the independent Mental Health Taskforce to the NHS in England February 2016’ and calls for more training places for Occupational Health specialists to support the strategy. The mountain to climb to tackle mental health in the UK - Read more...
Published Date: 18/02/2016 Posted In: Press Releases
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