Working together to improve the health of the UK's workforce

Welcome to The Society of Occupational Medicine

The Society of Occupational Medicine is the UK organisation for all doctors working in or with an interest in occupational health. Affiliate membership is also open to other healthcare professionals working in occupational health.

Research shows that working is good for your health and mental well-being – occupational health professionals help people stay in work and live full and healthy lives. They also help employers by reducing sickness absence and increasing productivity.

As well as benefits for our members, the Society provides general information for:

  • Doctors working in or with an interest in occupational health
  • Occupational Health Practitioners
  • General Practitioners
  • Employers
  • General Public
  • Media
Working together to improve the health of the UK’s workforce

Associated healthcare practitioners resident in the UK are invited to join the Society as Affiliate members or as Associates

• Join now – full details and online application here


Dates for your diary 

Joint RSM/SOM Spring Meeting

Musculoskeletal aspects of fitness for work
Wednesday, 20 May 
at the Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole Street, London W1G 0EA
A one day conference incorporating the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries' Lecture to be given this year by Andrew Wolstenholme OBE, Chief Executive of Crossrail
For further details of the meeting, Malcolm Harrington Prize and registration:
Joint RSM/SOM Spring Meeting Registration

Monday 6 July – Thursday 9 July

at Manchester Conference Centre

hosted by SOM North West Group

Call for abstracts and registration details:



Important for SOM members:

FOM SOM Membership Survey Results

Thank you to all of the Society and Faculty members who took part in our recent survey, the results can be found here:


  Raw Data

Open letter to Dr Richard Heron, FOM President with response

The Society has been asked to publish an 'open letter' that has been sent to Dr Richard Heron, President of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine. The letter expresses some concerns from a group of occupational physicians.

Members can view the original letter and  full response sent by Dr Heron which includes an update on recent activities to promote the specialty here:

Open letter to Richard Heron [Feb 2015]

Response from Richard Heron