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Launch of the new London Centre for Work and Health

We are delighted to announce the launch of the London Centre for Work and Health. The core aim of the centre is to increase capacity building for work and health research by bringing together researchers and academic clinicians from complementary specialties and, using their collective strengths and resources, to lead on a long-term and sustainable - Read more...
Published Date: 22/09/2022 Posted In: General News

Two major roles available at FOM

The Faculty is seeking to appoint two important roles – Deputy Academic Dean and Deputy Director of Examinations. Deputy Academic Dean The Deputy Academic Dean will support the Academic Dean who leads on the strategic aspects of specialty training and assessment in occupational medicine, and in all matters relating to the academic standing and activities - Read more...
Published Date: 20/09/2022 Posted In: Education and Training, General News

Latest edition of the ‘Gold Guide’ now available

This ninth edition of A Reference Guide for Postgraduate Foundation and Specialty Training in the UK (also known as the Gold Guide) sets out the arrangements agreed by the four UK health departments for specialty training programmes. It is maintained by the Conference of Postgraduate Medical Deans (COPMeD) on behalf of the four UK health - Read more...
Published Date: 03/08/2022 Posted In: General News

New Advanced Fellowships in health & work research

The Colt Foundation is partnering with the National Institute for Health Research to co-fund Advanced Fellowships in health and work research.  FOM’s Academic Dean, Professor Ira Madan, believes this is an important step forward in developing research capacity in occupational medicine. “The appreciation and understanding of the vital role of our specialty has grown during - Read more...
Published Date: 03/08/2022 Posted In: General News

FOM’s Academic Dean announces new Curriculum approved by GMC

The Faculty is thrilled to announce that the GMC has approved our new curriculum for training in occupational medicine. The key changes from the existing curriculum are: The knowledge-based competencies have been replaced by eleven learning outcomes. Each learning outcome has a small number of professional capabilities, which reflect a risk-based approach to training. The learning outcomes are - Read more...
Published Date: 21/07/2022 Posted In: General News

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
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