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GMC clarification on Confidentiality and Reports by Selected Medical Practitioners

  Occupational Health Physicians may be interested in a communication recently received from the GMC by the Faculty of Occupational Medicine’s Responsible Officer (RO), Dr David Fox. This followed a request for clarification on the interplay between GMC guidance Confidentiality – good practice in handling patient information and the legal requirements placed on a Selected - Read more...
Published Date: 22/05/2020 Posted In: General News

COVID-19 Update: Risk Reduction Framework for NHS staff at risk of COVID-19 infection

  From the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic there has been a focus on trying to identify those who might be at greatest risk of infection or adverse outcomes, including recent concerns about deaths amongst healthcare workers from a black and minority ethnic background. FOM was included in an expert working group led by Prof - Read more...
Published Date: 12/05/2020 Posted In: COVID-19

Guidance: Occupational Health and Staff Deployment, 29 April 2020

  Occupational Health and Staff Deployment is the latest FOM guidance, co-authored by a number of senior occupational physicians, working across the NHS, public and private sector organisations.   - Read more...
Published Date: 01/05/2020 Posted In: COVID-19

FOM statement on COVID-19 deaths amongst BAME healthcare workers

    Deaths amongst BAME healthcare workers  There are legitimate questions about whether ethnicity, specifically Black, Asian and minority ethnicity (BAME) in Britain, is a risk factor for contracting COVID-19 and for poorer clinical outcomes from the infection. These questions were highlighted by the report from the Intensive Care National Audit and Research Centre who - Read more...
Published Date: 12/05/2020 Posted In: COVID-19

COVID-19 update 24/04/2020

  A rapid flow of information this week – three additional updates which we hope will be useful as the pandemic evolves. 1. ‘First Experience of COVID-19 screening of health-care workers in England’ Published online in the Lancet this week, introduced by our colleague, and one of the authors, Dr Elizabeth Murphy who writes: “Newcastle University and Newcastle - Read more...
Published Date: 01/05/2020 Posted In: COVID-19

Occupational Medicine Exams and Training update

  We wrote to all our trainees in occupational medicine last week to provide guidance and information about the implications for them of the current COVID-19 situation. This can be found on the using this link, along with further reassurance in the statement from the AoMRC, Health Education England and the training authorities in the - Read more...
Published Date: 23/04/2020 Posted In: Education and Training

COVID-19: Guidance for Occupational Medicine Trainees

Dear Trainee We are writing to you to give you some guidance related to the Coronavirus outbreak and concerns that may arise in relation to the impact this could have on your training. Examinations You will now be aware that the FOM took the decision to defer the May sitting of the Part One Examination - Read more...
Published Date: 29/04/2020 Posted In: COVID-19

COVID-19 update 08/04/2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic is likely to bring in its wake issues which are beyond the immediate direct problems of the infection but are linked to measures taken to prevent transmission and to the lived  experiences of those working with the consequences of infection, particularly health and social care staff. The information below may - Read more...
Published Date: 29/04/2020 Posted In: COVID-19

COVID-19 Update 06/04/2020

  We hope this latest newsflash isn’t seen as serial information overload – but want to make you aware of updated and new PHE guidance released yesterday, 05.04.20. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-infection-prevention-and-control A suite of 15 documents, published in the Infection Prevention and Control section of PHE’s COVID-19 Guidance, included updates and new directions. All these related in different ways to keeping our Workforce - Read more...
Published Date: 29/04/2020 Posted In: COVID-19

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: 29/04/2020 Posted In: COVID-19
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