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Guidance

FOM’s guidance focuses on supporting good practice in occupational health, and is developed for various audiences, including occupational physicians and health care workers in general, as well as employees and employers.

Safeguarding children: Guidelines for occupational health professionals: May 2014

Guidelines for Assessing Fitness for Blue Light Driving: July 2013

Macmillan Work support route guide: 2012
Macmillan have developed the Work support route guide for health professionals. This practical guide will support health professionals to have conversations about work with patients and help patients self-manage their work issues, so that they can either remain in work or return to work after treatment, if they want to. There are suggested questions to ask and each section of the guide has a ‘useful contact details’ page to give to patients. To download and provide feedback on the guide visit www.macmillan.org.uk/work

Good Occupational Medical Practice: December 2017
This guidance sets down standards of good practice for occupational physicians and is based on Good Medical Practice (2013, amended in 29 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.

Guidance on health and work for healthcare professionals, especially GPs : August 2010

Local Government Pension Scheme Regulations – supplementary guidance on ill-health provisions for Independent Registered Medical Practitioners qualified in occupational health medicine (IRMPs) and covering letter : July 2009

An employer’s guide to engaging an occupational physician : April 2010

GMC Guidance on confidentiality : October 2009
New General Medical Council (GMC) guidance was came into force in October 2009, replacing the previous guidance issued in 2004.  In the light of this amended GMC guidance the Faculty has published a Revision to articles 3.37 – 3.40 of Guidance on Ethics for Occupational Physicians (2006).  To supplement the revised guidance a series of questions and answers has been produced by the Faculty Ethics Committee. These do not have the status of a Faculty publication but are indicative of some of the enquiries individual committee members have received since October 2009. The answers represent the consensus view of the committee.

Pandemic flu: guidance for employers : April 2009