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Remembering Professor Gordon Waddell CBE

A medical revolutionary whose contribution has changed much of what we do 21-09-1942–20-04-2017 Gordon Waddell was born in Scotland, and qualified in medicine at Glasgow in 1967. Orthopaedics then beckoned and he was appointed to the Western Infirmary, Glasgow as Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon in 1977. Thus began his special interest in understanding spinal problems, back - Read more...
Published Date: 05/05/2017 Posted In: General News

Update on the 2017/19 CQUIN

CQUIN stands for commissioning for quality and innovation. The system was introduced in 2009 to make a proportion of healthcare providers’ income conditional on demonstrating improvements in quality and innovation in specified areas of patient care. Last year, NHS England announced that the 2016/17 CQUIN would encourage providers to improve their role as an employer - Read more...
Published Date: 19/04/2017 Posted In: General News

UK OH research priorities study

The Healthy Working Lives Group, in collaboration with the Faculty of Occupational Medicine (FOM) and Society of Occupational Medicine (SOM), are conducting a study to identify current opinions of UK occupational physicians (OPs) and occupational health researchers (OHRs) about your present priorities with regard to research. We understand that this is a wide topic and, - Read more...
Published Date: 31/03/2017 Posted In: General News

Managing uncertainty in an uncertain world

From the President of FOM, Dr Richard Heron The past few weeks in politics have reminded us that the future is uncertain. Few would have predicted the rapid pace of change and newly emerged political landscape as within a few weeks we saw the UK decide to leave the EU and a new Prime Minister - Read more...
Published Date: 05/08/2016 Posted In: General News

We respond to disability employment gap inquiry

The Inquiry Unit for Disability and Employment within the Department for Work and Pensions has been canvasing for opinions on its latest inquiry. The unit is exploring the Government’s commitment to halve the “disability employment gap” – the difference in employment rates between disabled and non-disabled people. The inquiry assesses the scale of the challenge - Read more...
Published Date: 11/07/2016 Posted In: General News

Should we be able to use e-cigarettes in the workplace?

Since 1 July 2007 smoking had been banned in all enclosed public and work places in England. There was real disquiet before the legislation – how would it work? The reality is the younger generation of workers probably can’t quite imagine a workplace with a designated smoking room, or a smoking carriage on a train. - Read more...
Published Date: 07/07/2016 Posted In: General News

Dr Olivia Carlton awarded an OBE

Dr Olivia Carlton has been awarded an OBE for services to Transport for London and Occupational Medicine in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list. Dr Carton was the first female president of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine and is one of the UK’s most senior Occupational Health physicians. She has worked for Transport for London for - Read more...
Published Date: 13/06/2016 Posted In: General News, Press Releases

IIAC Call for Evidence

Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (Vibration White Finger) and the use of jack hammers when underpinning foundations in building, construction or subsidence engineering work. The Industrial Injuries Advisory Council (IIAC) provides advice to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions in Great Britain and the Department for Social Development in Northern Ireland about the Industrial Injuries scheme – the scheme - Read more...
Published Date: 09/02/2016 Posted In: General News

Any desk will do?

The British workplace is changing for the better. Employees are increasingly demanding flexible and part time working; we’ve seen work hours stray from the 9-5 to reflect globalisation and technology, which means it’s easier than ever to not be tied to the office. Where, when and how we work is radically shifting. But as we - Read more...
Published Date: 19/01/2016 Posted In: General News, Press Releases

Everybody Active, Every Day 2015 Infographic Launch

A year ago, Public Health England published Everybody Active, Every Day: An evidence-based approach to physical activity. The report outlined the pressing need for the UK populace to partake in more physical activity, the lack of which is currently responsible for one in six deaths and as much as 40% of many long term health - Read more...
Published Date: 19/10/2015 Posted In: Education and Training, General News
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