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Guidance for managers and employers on facilitating return to work of employees with long-COVID

  The Faculty is pleased to publish further guidance on long-COVID, aimed at managers and employers to assist them in facilitating the return to work of people who may find this difficult because of long-COVID. It is complementary to our earlier guideline for all health professionals on return to work for people with long-COVID.  Both - Read more...
Published Date: 12/04/2021 Posted In: COVID-19

COVID-19 Update: Guidance on Vaccination and Testing

  It is now a year since the FOM received notice of the first meeting, for leaders of Royal Medical Colleges and Faculties, with the CMO to discuss the potential threat of a new coronavirus identified in Wuhan, China. In January 2021, it is clear that COVID-19 is a long haul for which there isn’t - Read more...
Published Date: 25/01/2021 Posted In: COVID-19

COVID-19 Update: 11th January 2021

  Guidance for healthcare professionals on return to work for people with long-COVID The Faculty is pleased to publish this timely guidance, developed under the leadership of our new Academic Dean, Dr Ira Madan, who introduces it below: On behalf of the FOM, a multidisciplinary group developed guidance aimed at all healthcare professionals to assist - Read more...
Published Date: 12/04/2021 Posted In: COVID-19

COVID-19 Update – 24/11/2020: Vaccines

  COVID-19 Update: Vaccines News of vaccines for COVID-19 is coming in fast now with the welcome preliminary announcement of the Oxford vaccine trial results, following quickly on from reports from Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna. The NHS has published its COVID-19 vaccine deployment strategy which confirms the plan for three delivery models, based in NHS Trusts, - Read more...
Published Date: 24/11/2020 Posted In: Uncategorized

Election for FOM President

  Ballot papers are currently being sent by email to FFOM, MFOM, AFOM members. Voting closes at 12 noon on Friday 27 November 2020. Please don’t forget to check your email and cast your vote in this important election! - Read more...
Published Date: 02/11/2020 Posted In: General News

Examinations update, 23rd October 2020

    As a consequence of the ongoing global COVID-19 situation, the FOM has taken the decision to postpone the Diploma in Occupational Medicine and the Part 1 MFOM examinations that were scheduled to take place on 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th November 2020. These exams will now take place online in the Spring of 2021 and - Read more...
Published Date: 28/10/2020 Posted In: Education and Training

COVID-19 update: Ethnicity, Occupation Risk Reduction, 23 October 2020

  The Minister for Equalities today provided the first quarterly report on progress to understand and tackle COVID-19 disparities experienced by individuals from an ethnic minority background. Quarterly report on progress to address COVID-19 health inequalities In June 2020, the Faculty of Occupational Medicine was invited to join a multi-disciplinary cross sector group to consider strategies - Read more...
Published Date: 23/10/2020 Posted In: COVID-19

COVID-19 Update 22/09/20

  The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges has issued the following statement in response to the evolving situation: “The message yesterday from Professor Chris Whitty, the Chief Medical Officer and Sir Patrick Vallance, the Government’s Chief Scientific Advisor, was powerful and urgent. It is clear that unless we take swift action, we face a disastrous - Read more...
Published Date: 22/09/2020 Posted In: COVID-19

COVID-19 update: Facemasks

  The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges has issued the statement below in support of the government’s decision to mandate the wearing of facemasks in shops in England, in line with the position in Scotland and Wales. The statement, agreed by the AoMRC’s Council, including the FOM, also draws attention to the ongoing threat from - Read more...
Published Date: 16/07/2020 Posted In: COVID-19

COVID-19 update: Coronavirus risk assessment and health-scoring systems – ethical considerations

  The Faculty is pleased to offer a further update, which considers ethical issues in relation to Coronavirus health-scoring systems. We are very grateful to Dr Paul McGovern, the principal author and member of the Ethics Committee, for this work which can be accessed here.   Dr Anne de Bono President Faculty of Occupational - Read more...
Published Date: 08/07/2020 Posted In: COVID-19
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