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COVID-19: FOM Information Sheet 27/03/2020

  Another week of challenges and contrasts for everyone as we constantly readjust to the changing COVID-19 situation. Concerns for healthcare staff who will be at the sharp end of clinical management have highlighted the need for clear placement advice in the workplace. The link below is to a new FOM information sheet, released today: COVID-19 - Read more...
Published Date: 30/03/2020 Posted In: General News, Press Releases

GMC Revalidation Announcement

The GMC has now issued guidance that doctors who are due to revalidate before the end of September 2020 will have their revalidation date deferred for one year. I have now also been advised, by the National Responsible Officer for NHS England, that appraisal meetings can be rescheduled if they were expected before the end - Read more...
Published Date: 25/03/2020 Posted In: Uncategorized

FOM UPDATE: Next steps on NHS response to COVID-19

I am able to share this letter, just released by NHS England and NHS Improvement to all NHS organisations. It is good to read that there is a commitment from the NHS to support staff to stay well and at work. There is an acknowledgement that, wherever possible, adjustments may be required to enable this, - Read more...
Published Date: 17/03/2020 Posted In: General News, Press Releases


As a consequence of the ongoing global COVID-19 situation, the FOM has taken the decision to cancel the Diploma in Occupational Medicine examinations and the Part 1 MFOM examination that were scheduled to take place on 11th, 12th and 13th May 2020.  If you have booked a place to sit an examination in May 2020, - Read more...
Published Date: 17/03/2020 Posted In: Education and Training, General News, National School of Occupational Health


On 12th March 2020 FOM and the NHS Health at Work Network issued an interim information sheet to provide some background, particularly for those providing OH services in the NHS, and to identify the main links to PHE national guidance. The document was in line with PHE guidance at the time of issue. However, there - Read more...
Published Date: 16/03/2020 Posted In: Uncategorized


  After careful consideration of the rapidly changing situation relating to the Coronavirus outbreak, the Society of Occupational Medicine and the Faculty of Occupational Medicine have taken the decision to postpone the Occupational Health 2020 Conference and Exhibition and provisionally re-schedule to 19th-21st October 2020, at the same venues in Edinburgh. We will reassess these - Read more...
Published Date: 13/03/2020 Posted In: Uncategorized

Election Call: Proposals for Fellowship & Honorary Fellowship of the Faculty

Fellowship is the FOM’s way of recognising those who have made a particularly significant contribution to the practice of occupational medicine or to the work of the FOM. The FOM is keen to encourage applications from suitable candidates, and to acknowledge the excellent work that is undertaken by our members, usually on a voluntary basis. - Read more...
Published Date: 07/02/2020 Posted In: Fellowship

Upcoming SEQOHS training events: Book your place now

  The Safe Effective Quality Occupational Health Service (SEQOHS) is a set of standards and a voluntary accreditation scheme for occupational health services in the UK currently run by  the Faculty of Occupational Medicine. Since its initiation in 2010, SEQOHS has accredited 190 occupational health services with a further 140 currently working towards accreditation. To - Read more...
Published Date: 16/03/2020 Posted In: SEQOHS

Getting to the new FOM office & the ECOH

FOM are located at 2 Lovibond Lane, London SE10 9FY. It’s a stone’s throw from Greenwich station which will make getting to us a cinch. Train and Tube Travel The new premises house the FOM office and the newly created Education Centre for Occupational Health (ECOH). Lovibond Lane is a 2 minute walk from Greenwich station - Read more...
Published Date: 05/02/2020 Posted In: General News

Occupational Health Manifesto 2019

FOM and SOM welcome the focus on work and health in the UK Government’s 2019 “Health is everyone’s business” consultation and call for political parties in their manifestos to recognise the need for investment in occupational health (OH). In 2016 an All Party Parliamentary Group Committee highlighted that less than 50% of the working population has access - Read more...
Published Date: 11/11/2019 Posted In: Publications, Policy and Consultations
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