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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: 11/01/2021 Posted In: COVID-19

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

COVID-19 update: 09/06/2020

  News from the Covid World Testing: We have tried to keep members up to date with the fast changing landscape, most recently with updated guidance from the Faculty’s Ethics Committee. Within hours of last Friday’s newsflash an eagle eyed reader had spotted that a more up to date reference to Covid-19 testing kits was required and - Read more...
Published Date: 10/06/2020 Posted In: COVID-19

COVID-19 update: Implications for OH Practice in Relation to Testing for Covid-19

  Testing continues in the news as the Test, Track and Trace programme gets underway in England alongside a similar approach in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Across the UK people are considering their response to the very gradual easing of some aspects of the lockdown measures and return to work is part of the - Read more...
Published Date: 05/06/2020 Posted In: COVID-19

COVID-19 update: Occupational Health (non NHS) Workload Prioritisation

  Things change very fast in the current situation! The observant among you may have noticed that the information sheet on Occupational Health (non NHS) Workload Prioritisation posted in our newsletter only 10 days ago, has been missing from the FOM website. This was to take note of recent specific expert opinion and guidance on - Read more...
Published Date: 12/11/2020 Posted In: COVID-19

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
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