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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

GUIDANCE: Updated Guidance on post-COVID syndrome

The Faculty has updated its Guidance on post-COVID syndrome aimed at healthcare professionals and employers. The Guidance for healthcare professionals aims to assist them on return to work for people with post-COVID syndrome. This Guidance for managers and employers aims to help them in facilitating the return to work of employees who may find this - Read more...
Published Date: 09/02/2022 Posted In: COVID-19

REPORT: Reform needed in deployment of in-house NHS accredited specialists

A report commissioned by NHS England, with the support of FOM, on the value of accredited specialists in the service has concluded that widespread reform is needed. Dr Shriti Pattani, Specialist Clinical Advisor NHSE/I and joint lead on the report alongside Dr Vaughan Parsons, believes the Covid-19 pandemic has provided a unique opportunity to showcase - Read more...
Published Date: 21/01/2022 Posted In: Uncategorized

Guidance: COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination and Occupational Health

The Faculty has issued guidance on COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination and Occupational Health, which can be accessed here. It is now national policy in England that those working in health and social care, who have contact with patients, should be vaccinated. The aim of the guidance is to provide background information which may assist Occupational Health - Read more...
Published Date: 14/01/2022 Posted In: COVID-19

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

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
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