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FOM responds to NICE workplaces consultation

The Faculty of Occupational Medicine & Society of Occupational Medicine response to Healthy workplaces: improving employee mental and physical health and wellbeing – NICE quality standard Response endorsed by the NHS Health at Work Network The Faculty of Occupational Medicine (FOM) & the Society of Occupational (SOM) welcome the focus this standard brings to improving - Read more...
Published Date: 15/09/2016 Posted In: Press Releases

FOM elects Dr Anne de Bono as next President

Faculty of Occupational Medicine elects Dr Anne de Bono as its next President The Faculty of Occupational Medicine (FOM), the UK’s professional and educational body for occupational medicine, is delighted to announce Dr Anne de Bono has been elected by its members as its President-elect. Of her appointment, Dr de Bono said: “It is an - Read more...
Published Date: 13/09/2016 Posted In: Press Releases

FOM responds to Licensing Act 2003 committee

Faculty of Occupational Medicine & Society of Occupational Medicine response to the Licensing Act 2003 committee 1. Are the existing four licensing objectives the right ones for licensing authorities to promote? Should the protection of health and wellbeing be an additional objective? The Faculty of Occupational Medicine & Society of Occupational Medicine fully support the - Read more...
Published Date: 08/09/2016 Posted In: Press Releases

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
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