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Helen Vangikar Medical Review Officer Workshops – Dates throughout 2019

Enhance your knowledge of drug and alcohol misuse in the workplace with workshops led by experienced analytical scientist Helen Vangikar. Please note: these training days run throughout the year. Please see the link below for upcoming dates. Helen Vangikar’s Medical Review Officer (MRO) Workshop provides delegates with an understanding of the facts about drug and - Read more...
Published Date: 23/01/2019 Posted In: Uncategorized

Ethics, the Law and Data Protection Event and launch of updated Ethics Guidance

Ethics, the Law and Data Protection in Work and Health event – 28th November, RSM, London The FOM and the Royal Society of Medicine are jointly running an event focusing on ethical and legal considerations in OH. The event will encompass discussions on the interface between legal issues and professional ethics in the changing context - Read more...
Published Date: 18/10/2018 Posted In: Events, General News

FOM responds to future of NHS consultation

A joint response to the Developing the long-term plan for the NHS consultation from the Faculty of Occupational Medicine, Society of Occupational Medicine and the NHS Health at Work Network 1.0 Introduction Our submission focusses on Section 3 Enablers of improvement: Workforce, but is also relevant to: Life stage programmes: Staying Healthy, Ageing Well Clinical Priorities: - Read more...
Published Date: 28/09/2018 Posted In: Press Releases

FOM seeking new CESR evaluators

Background Doctors who have not undertaken the traditional training route to specialist registration can apply for specialist registration by means of the Certificate of Eligibility of Specialist Registration (CESR). Doctors submit their applications to the General Medical Council (GMC), which sends them to the relevant College or Faculty for evaluation. Two occupational physicians from the - Read more...
Published Date: 13/08/2018 Posted In: General News

Guidance on GDPR

FOM has produced new guidance for occupational physicians and practices on their responsibilities under GDPR. Practitioners should be aware that this guidance is general in nature and that each organisation should obtain its own guidance, either from specialist practitioners or from the Information Commissioner. In addition, as the law is still developing, FOM does not - Read more...
Published Date: 03/07/2018 Posted In: General News

FOM to run MoHaWK service from 2018

The Faculty of Occupational Medicine (FOM) is pleased to announce it has taken over the running of the MoHaWK service from Syngentis. This follows a period of consultation between the two organisations and implementation of measures to ensure Syngentis’ smooth running of the service continues under FOM. MoHaWK – or Management of Health at Work - Read more...
Published Date: 31/01/2018 Posted In: Press Releases

Getting to the new FOM office & the ECOH

FOM will soon be moving to new premises at 2 Lovibond Lane, London SE10 9FY. It’s a stone’s throw from Greenwich station which will make getting to us a cinch, especially from 2018 onward when a number of infrastructure upgrades to London’s transport network will be completed. Train and Tube Travel The new premises house - Read more...
Published Date: 24/07/2017 Posted In: General News

Allowing doctors the time to improve the wider NHS

Many physicians and clinicians regularly contribute their time to work for the wider benefit of the NHS, through supporting the work of bodies like NICE, the GMC, the CQC and many others. However, this can go unrecognised, and with increased pressures it is becoming more difficult for many hospitals to allow for such time off - Read more...
Published Date: 24/07/2017 Posted In: General News

Remembering Professor Gordon Waddell CBE

A medical revolutionary whose contribution has changed much of what we do 21-09-1942–20-04-2017 Gordon Waddell was born in Scotland, and qualified in medicine at Glasgow in 1967. Orthopaedics then beckoned and he was appointed to the Western Infirmary, Glasgow as Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon in 1977. Thus began his special interest in understanding spinal problems, back - Read more...
Published Date: 05/05/2017 Posted In: General News

Update on the 2017/19 CQUIN

CQUIN stands for commissioning for quality and innovation. The system was introduced in 2009 to make a proportion of healthcare providers’ income conditional on demonstrating improvements in quality and innovation in specified areas of patient care. Last year, NHS England announced that the 2016/17 CQUIN would encourage providers to improve their role as an employer - Read more...
Published Date: 19/04/2017 Posted In: General News
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