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Faculty welcomes government response to occupational health consultation

The Faculty of Occupational Medicine (FOM) has welcomed the government’s response to its 2019 consultation Health is everyone’s business. The Covid epidemic has brought the benefits of occupational health (OH) services into sharp focus and the government has recognised the sector’s critical role in supporting the response to the virus. We share the government’s view that - Read more...
Published Date: 21/07/2021 Posted In: General News, SEQOHS

FOM seeking Chief Examiner for new Diploma in Occupational Health Practice

The FOM is delighted to announce that a new Diploma in Occupational Health Practice has been developed for non-medical OH Professionals. Consequently, the FOM is seeking to appoint a suitably experienced OH Nurse to the position of Chief Examiner for the DipOHPrac. This is a voluntary role that provides useful CPD, and training and ongoing - Read more...
Published Date: 15/07/2021 Posted In: Education and Training, Vacancies

Faculty urges workers to remain cautious as restrictions lift on 19 July

The Faculty of Occupational Medicine (FOM) believes workers should remain cautious as restrictions lift on 19 July. The FOM is advising that sensible workplace precautions including social distancing should remain and masks should still be used in crowded indoor spaces – including public transport. The faculty supports the recent statement by the Academy of Medical - Read more...
Published Date: 15/07/2021 Posted In: COVID-19

COVID-19 Guidance on Vaccination and Testing

The Faculty has released its latest guidance on Vaccination and Testing, please download it here. Dr Steve Nimmo, Faculty President, said: “Throughout the pandemic Occupational Health professionals have provided critical support to businesses and organisations in managing risk and protecting workers. “Occupational Health professionals should continue to encourage the uptake of COVID-19 vaccine on a - Read more...
Published Date: 02/07/2021 Posted In: COVID-19

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
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