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FOM response to GMC-commissioned report into doctors who commit suicide while under GMC fitness to practise investigations

The Faculty of Occupational Medicine (FOM) welcomes the publication of the review of doctors who commit suicide while under GMC fitness to practise investigations.  It is vital that the health and wellbeing of doctors is seen as a priority by both employers and the regulator. FOM Health for Health Professionals Lead, Dr Debbie Cohen said: - Read more...
Published Date: 22/12/2014 Posted In: Press Releases

Christmas and New Year opening hours

The Faculty’s office in London will be closed from 12.30pm on Wednesday 24 December, reopening on Monday 5 January 2015. May we take this opportunity to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New - Read more...
Published Date: 22/12/2014 Posted In: General News

Dr Julia Smedley appointed as Registrar

We are delighted to announce that Dr Julia Smedley has been appointed by the Board as Registrar on a three year term from January 2015. Julia is the Head of Occupational Health at Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust and is also an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Southampton. Julia has previously been a - Read more...
Published Date: 05/12/2014 Posted In: Appointments

GMC review of confidentiality guidance

The attention of members is drawn to the GMC’s review of its confidentiality guidance, on which they will be consulting during 2015.  Leading into this, as the first phase, the GMC is seeking feedback on the content and format of the current guidance and there is a detailed questionnaire for doctors and organisations that work - Read more...
Published Date: 05/12/2014 Posted In: Education and Training, Quality Improvement

Deputy Chief Examiner HAVS

The Faculty is seeking to appoint a Deputy Chief Examiner for HAVS to assist the Chief Examiner in managing the centralised assessment system. The Deputy Chief Examiner will report to and work closely with the Chief Examiner HAVS. The workload will be shared and agreed between the Chief Examiner and Deputy upon appointment. For more - Read more...
Published Date: 21/11/2014 Posted In: Education and Training, Vacancies

Website improvement work

The Faculty is in the process of installing a new member database as the current system, in use since 2003, is being discontinued in 2015. While the new system is being implemented, members will be unable to book via the website for conferences and events, purchase publications or update their details. The new system will - Read more...
Published Date: 21/11/2014 Posted In: General News

150 Occupational Health services achieve SEQOHS accreditation

One hundred and fifty services have now been accredited by the Safe Effective Quality Occupational Health Service (SEQOHS) accreditation scheme. Alere Healthcare Connections was the 150th service to achieve SEQOHS accreditation. Alere Healthcare Connections is a well established provider of occupational health and drug and alcohol screening in the United Kingdom. SEQOHS aims to raise - Read more...
Published Date: 12/11/2014 Posted In: Press Releases, SEQOHS

HHP training days – extra places available

Due to popular demand, the HHP training days on 12 December 2014 and 29 January 2015 have been moved to a large venue to accommodate extra delegates.  The new venue is the Royal College of Nursing, still in central London. Full details of the training days can be found on the events section of the - Read more...
Published Date: 10/11/2014 Posted In: Education and Training, Events and Conferences

BMJ Careers article – Abeyna Jones

Dr Abeyna Jones, a new trainee in occupational medicine, has written an article about entering into specialty training. The article, which has been published by BMJ careers, also incudes comments from other trainees detailing their experiences of the training programme. If you are speaking to junior doctors, medical students or other people considering a career - Read more...
Published Date: 10/11/2014 Posted In: Membership, Publications, Policy and Consultations

Chair of the Ethics Committee – vacancy

The Faculty is seeking to appoint a successor to Dr Bob Jefferson who is standing down as Chair of the Faculty’s Ethics Committee, as a result of changing work commitments. This is regarded as a major committee within the Faculty, since it is responsible for providing definitive advice on ethical matters to the specialty and - Read more...
Published Date: 07/11/2014 Posted In: Vacancies
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