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FOM-SOM Conference 22-24 June 2022

The FOM-SOM Conference will be held in Edinburgh from 22-24 June 2022. This in-person event will bring together a stellar line-up of speakers and provide excellent networking opportunities, in addition to a Gala Dinner and Ceilidh on the evening of 23 June. Please note that although rail strikes are possible that week, at present no - Read more...
Published Date: 10/06/2022 Posted In: Events, General News

NEW Diploma in Occupational Health Practice

The Faculty has launched a new Diploma in Occupational Health Practice that is initially available for Registered Nurses. It is designed to help those already working in occupational health to progress their career and encourage others to move into the sector. Investing in occupational health (OH) is fundamental if we want to improve the health - Read more...
Published Date: 27/05/2022 Posted In: Education and Training, General News

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

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

GMC clarification on Confidentiality and Reports by Selected Medical Practitioners

  Occupational Health Physicians may be interested in a communication recently received from the GMC by the Faculty of Occupational Medicine’s Responsible Officer (RO), Dr David Fox. This followed a request for clarification on the interplay between GMC guidance Confidentiality – good practice in handling patient information and the legal requirements placed on a Selected - Read more...
Published Date: 22/05/2020 Posted In: General News

EXAMINATIONS UPDATE, 17th March 2020

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