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COVID-19 Information sheet 03/04/2020

    TESTING, TESTING, TESTING…… is the mantra repeated across multiple public and private communications, and described by the PM as the key to solving the coronavirus problem. Specialists in occupational medicine and OH teams are involved in this emotive debate, whether as part of assessment and advice on issues including infection control, return to work, - Read more...
Published Date: 03/04/2020 Posted In: General News

COVID-19 Update 02/04/2020

  The past 10 days has seen a decisive shift, as we in the UK have moved from the epidemiological to the operational phase of the global pandemic. Increasing numbers of Covid-19 infected people are being treated in secondary care and encountered in clinical and other settings in the community. Occupational physicians and OH teams - Read more...
Published Date: 02/04/2020 Posted In: General News

COVID-19 Ethical guidance

  One of the spin offs from the current challenging situation is the collaboration which is increasingly evident on so many fronts, whether professional or personal. Just released this morning is: Ethical dimensions of COVID-19 for front-line staff:  https://www.rcplondon.ac.uk/news/ethical-guidance-published-frontline-staff-dealing-pandemic. It is published by the RCP with endorsement from those who have been involved, including the - Read more...
Published Date: 01/04/2020 Posted In: Uncategorized

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
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