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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: 03/04/2020 Posted In: General News

COVID-19 Update 02/04/2020

  The past 10 days has seen a decisive shift, as we in the UK have moved from the epidemiological to the operational phase of the global pandemic. Increasing numbers of Covid-19 infected people are being treated in secondary care and encountered in clinical and other settings in the community. Occupational physicians and OH teams - Read more...
Published Date: 02/04/2020 Posted In: General News

COVID-19: FOM Information Sheet 27/03/2020

  Another week of challenges and contrasts for everyone as we constantly readjust to the changing COVID-19 situation. Concerns for healthcare staff who will be at the sharp end of clinical management have highlighted the need for clear placement advice in the workplace. The link below is to a new FOM information sheet, released today: COVID-19 - Read more...
Published Date: 30/03/2020 Posted In: General News, Press Releases

FOM UPDATE: Next steps on NHS response to COVID-19

I am able to share this letter, just released by NHS England and NHS Improvement to all NHS organisations. It is good to read that there is a commitment from the NHS to support staff to stay well and at work. There is an acknowledgement that, wherever possible, adjustments may be required to enable this, - Read more...
Published Date: 17/03/2020 Posted In: General News, Press Releases


As a consequence of the ongoing global COVID-19 situation, the FOM has taken the decision to cancel the Diploma in Occupational Medicine examinations and the Part 1 MFOM examination that were scheduled to take place on 11th, 12th and 13th May 2020.  If you have booked a place to sit an examination in May 2020, - Read more...
Published Date: 17/03/2020 Posted In: Education and Training, General News, National School of Occupational Health

Getting to the new FOM office & the ECOH

FOM are located at 2 Lovibond Lane, London SE10 9FY. It’s a stone’s throw from Greenwich station which will make getting to us a cinch. Train and Tube Travel The new premises house the FOM office and the newly created Education Centre for Occupational Health (ECOH). Lovibond Lane is a 2 minute walk from Greenwich station - Read more...
Published Date: 05/02/2020 Posted In: General News

Guidance on GDPR

FOM has produced new guidance for occupational physicians and practices on their responsibilities under GDPR. Practitioners should be aware that this guidance is general in nature and that each organisation should obtain its own guidance, either from specialist practitioners or from the Information Commissioner. In addition, as the law is still developing, FOM does not - Read more...
Published Date: 01/03/2019 Posted In: General News