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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: 19/05/2016 Posted In: Events and Conferences

The SOM/FOM ASM – Stratford 27–30 June

From 27–30 June the Society and Faculty of Occupational Medicine will be relocating to Stratford-upon-Avon for our joint Annual Scientific Meeting. Taking place on the picturesque banks of the river Avon, the conference is set to be the highlight of the summer and the biggest event our two organisations have collaborated on to date. You’ll - Read more...
Published Date: 12/05/2016 Posted In: Uncategorized

Diploma in Occupational Medicine Lunch

    The Faculty of Occupational Medicine (FOM) cordially invites you to join us at our summer conference in Stratford-Upon-Avon on Wednesday 29th June, where from 2 p.m. we will be holding an informal working lunch to discuss how providing occupational health (OH) services can benefit your practice. Good work is good for our health, - Read more...
Published Date: 12/05/2016 Posted In: Education and Training, Events

Health & wellbeing of doctors – A letter to the BMJ

We write in response to an article written by Clare Gerada and published in the BMJ of 23rd April 2016. Dr Gerada notes the strong association among doctors between mental ill health and worklessness through suspension, unemployment or sickness absence. There is also a high prevalence (around 25%) of stress, anxiety and depression among doctors - Read more...
Published Date: 12/05/2016 Posted In: Press Releases

NI 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: 12/05/2016 Posted In: Vacancies

Supervised Learning Events – DOPS

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: 12/05/2016 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: 11/05/2016 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: 11/05/2016 Posted In: Person Specification
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