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Introduction Part 1


This document sets down standards of good practice for occupational physicians and is based on Good Medical Practice (2013, amended in 29th April 2014) in which the GMC defines the standards, conduct and behaviour expected of all doctors. It updates and supersedes earlier guidance by the Faculty of Occupational Medicine (Good Occupational Medical Practice 2010).

The need for specific additional guidance for occupational physicians arises because their practice differs significantly from that of doctors in most other specialities. The occupational physician usually has responsibilities to employers as well as to workers. Moreover, occupational physicians often work in privately organised occupational health services, and undertake a range of clinical and managerial activities that differ markedly from those of other doctors (see below).


From:  The Occupational Physician

The precise duties of an occupational physician may include to: