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Faculty and Society response to Health and Work Service announcement

The Faculty and Society have issued a joint press release in response to today’s announcement from the Department for Work and Pensions that Health Management Limited will deliver the Health and Work Service. - Read more...
Published Date: 28/07/2014 Posted In: Press Releases, SEQOHS

Shift work linked to heightened risk of type 2 diabetes

New research published online in Occupational and Environmental Medicine (OEM) suggests a heightened risk of  type 2 diabetes for shift workers. Read the full press release from the British Medical Journal, publishers of OEM. Online subscribers to the journal can read the full study here: - Read more...
Published Date: 28/07/2014 Posted In: Press Releases, Publications, Policy and Consultations

Payments to the Faculty

The Faculty of Occupational Medicine has recently been the target of postal fraud, with post being intercepted en route and cheques cashed by other individuals.  As a result of this, the Faculty is now advising people not to send cheques for any payments.  If you are sending an application to sit an examination, please visit - Read more...
Published Date: 25/07/2014 Posted In: General News

Single organisation update

The shadow board met for the first time on 8 July.  As part of the project’s commitment to transparency, the minutes of the meeting have been published on the website; you can also read the Terms of Reference and find out more about the members of the board. If there is a positive vote in - Read more...
Published Date: 23/07/2014 Posted In: Single organisation

NHS Consultant Clinical Excellence Awards for England and Wales – 2014 ACCEA round

On Monday 16 June the Advisory Committee on Clinical Excellence Awards (ACCEA) announced that the 2014 National Awards Round would be open from: Monday 16 June 2014 , closing at 5 00 pm on Thursday 14 August. This is a very tight timetable, and eligible consultant occupational physicians who are intending to apply for a - Read more...
Published Date: 23/07/2014 Posted In: Prizes and Fellowships

Submissions for election to Fellowship and Honorary Fellowship of the Faculty

Submissions for Fellowship and Honorary Fellowships are now invited for consideration later this year for award in 2015.  Fellows are encouraged to propose and second submissions and to support Members in making their applications. The relevant information can be found in the call for proposals and by following the appropriate links.  Please note that all - Read more...
Published Date: 23/07/2014 Posted In: Fellowship

Wilf Howe Prize 2014 – winner’s report

The Wilf Howe Prize recognises an outstanding innovation, initiative or intervention which has delivered a demonstrable health benefit for a defined working population. The 2014 prize was awarded to Dr Will Ponsonby and his team at Shell Exploration and Production International Ltd. The report of the project, ‘Implementation of an Occupational Health Management System in - Read more...
Published Date: 18/07/2014 Posted In: Prizes and Fellowships

Closure of the Health and Work Development Unit

The Faculty has issued a press release, in response to the news that the Health and Work Development Unit will be closing in the near future. Further information about HWDU and the reasons for its closure can be found in the Royal College of Physician’s press release. - Read more...
Published Date: 14/07/2014 Posted In: Press Releases, Quality Improvement

Professional Briefing Day – employment tribunals

On 10 September, the Faculty will be holding its second professional briefing day of 2014 on employment tribunals at the University of Manchester. This interactive workshop will teach attendees how to effectively prepare witness statements and present their statements at tribunals. This full-day workshop is an extended version of a previous PBD held on employment - Read more...
Published Date: 09/07/2014 Posted In: Events and Conferences, Quality Improvement

National School of Occupational Health – recruitment

FLYER FOR NATIONAL RECRUITMENT IN OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE The next round of national recruitment for the new National School of Occupational Health will commence in August.  More information about careers in occupational medicine, including the person specification, can be found on the Faculty’s website. - Read more...
Published Date: 09/07/2014 Posted In: Education and Training, National School of Occupational Health
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