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Registrars’ conference: 17-18 March, Pembroke College, Oxford

The Faculty is delighted to be holding our inaugural Registrars’ Conference on 17-18 March 2015, a two-day event to explore educational and career opportunities for trainee occupational physicians. Taking place at Pembroke College in Oxford, the conference will feature a comprehensive programme of talks on topics of interest to the Faculty’s trainees, covering areas including - Read more...
Published Date: 22/01/2015 Posted In: Education and Training, Events and Conferences

Vacancy for StR/SpR representative on the Board

Dr Rae-Wen Chang has indicated her intention to step down from this role, which she has held since August 2012, after the  Registrars’ conference in March.  She is happy to discuss the role, in confidence, with any trainee who might be interested in standing for election.  Anyone interested can get in touch with Rae-Wen through - Read more...
Published Date: 22/01/2015 Posted In: Education and Training, Vacancies

Dr Steve Boorman appointed as Chair of Ethics Committee

We are pleased to announce, on behalf of the Board, that Dr Steve Boorman has been appointed as the new Chair of the Ethics Committee for an initial period of three years. We would like to thank his predecessor Dr Bob Jefferson for his work on the Ethics Committee, not only as Chair, but also - Read more...
Published Date: 22/01/2015 Posted In: Appointments

Revalidation Update January 2015

The January 2015 Revalidation update contains more helpful information and resources for those revalidating through the Faculty. Feedback is always helpful and if you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact the Revalidation Manager Alannah Harrison.  Alternatively you can contact the RO Dr David Flower directly by emailing to - Read more...
Published Date: 22/01/2015 Posted In: Quality Improvement, Revalidation

Health and Wellbeing @ Work conference 2015

The Health and Wellbeing @ Work conference is taking place on 3-4 March 2015 at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham. We are pleased to be supporting the conference once again and will have a joint exhibition stand with the Society of Occupational Medicine.  We always value the opportunity to engage with members so do - Read more...
Published Date: 22/01/2015 Posted In: Events and Conferences

HHP core competency training 2015 – registration open

Nearly two hundred FOM members have now attended our Health for Health Professionals training programme since it began in 2010.  The core competency training days for 2015 are now scheduled to take place on: Wednesday 11 March – Birmingham (venue TBC) Wednesday 13 May – FOM office, London Wednesday 16 September – FOM office, London - Read more...
Published Date: 07/01/2015 Posted In: Education and Training, Events and Conferences

Alcohol Health Alliance petition

The Alcohol Health Alliance, run by the Royal College of Physicians, is encouraging people to sign a petition calling for health and nutrional information to be mandatory on alcohol packaging. The campaign follows a UK-wide survey that found that 83% of people support information on how alcohol can impact on health and 87% support a - Read more...
Published Date: 07/01/2015 Posted In: General News

Fit for Work guidance published

The Government’s new Fit for Work scheme is being rolled out during 2015.  Guidance for employers, employees and GPs has now been published to give information about how the service will operate. The providers of the service have emphasised that the service will complement, and not replace, existing occupational health services provided by employers. You - Read more...
Published Date: 07/01/2015 Posted In: General News

Message from the President

Members should hopefully have received a letter from the President, Dr Richard Heron, looking back on 2014 and outlining his plans for 2015.  There are several important challenges facing our specialty and the letter describes in some detail the work that is being done to address those challenges. As ever, we are grateful to members - Read more...
Published Date: 22/12/2014 Posted In: Membership

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
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