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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: 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
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