The Faculty of Occupational Medicine (FOM) is pleased to announce it has taken over the running of the MoHaWK  service from Syngentis. This follows a period of consultation between the two organisations and implementation of measures to ensure Syngentis’ smooth running of the service continues under FOM.
MoHaWK – or Management of Health at Work Knowledge – is a national web-based benchmarking tool which supports local audit for occupational health services. It measures evidence-based clinical practice and processes in order for services to identify if improvements are required. It allows services to benchmark against their peers and promotes the use of data to drive successful improvements across the specialty.
MoHaWK promotes a data-driven approach to clinical audit, which allows services to plot and manage performance in key areas such as time to intervention and health surveillance. This ‘big picture’ view of trends offered by MoHaWK has helped over 200 services improve their practice performance. The tool has assisted services in winning contracts, boosting customer satisfaction, meeting SEQOHS accreditation standards and increasing staffing levels.
Quality improvement is at the heart of FOM’s charitable and strategic aims, and taking on the running and management of MoHaWK is a natural fit, says FOM President Dr Anne de Bono. “Driving quality and demonstrating good clinical practice in workplace health is critically important for better health outcomes, whether that be for workers or patients.
“Engagement in self-assessments such as MoHaWK is a key component of quality improvement in Occupational Health and I hope that we continue to see more teams across all sectors choosing to participate. The tool offers a simple and robust means of recording, analysing and comparing service performance. It is a useful asset for any service seeking to benchmark performance and improve patient care. I am delighted that FOM will be a part of MoHaWK’s continued success.”