The Faculty of Occupational Medicine at the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (RCPI) has just released a Model of Care for the delivery of Occupational Medicine services in Ireland.
Early in 2019 an Expert Advisory Group (EAG) was convened by the Faculty to work on producing a Model of Care for the future delivery of Occupational Medicine services in Ireland.
Prof Anne Drummond, University College Dublin, and Dr Norfazween Ibrahim, SpR, Faculty of Occupational Medicine, RCPI worked together to co-author this publication. The completed report was presented to the Faculty of Occupational Medicine Board at their meeting in May and Board members had an opportunity to provide their feedback on the contents of the report.
An updated version of the report was made available in electronic and printed form for the Faculty’s AGM on 15 November and this is now available at the link below.
The report acknowledges that there are a number of ways of delivering Occupational Medicine services in Ireland - the document provides a framework for this and will inform the requirements for the future workforce needed in the specialty.
Overall eight recommendations were made in the report and in 2020 a separate group will meet to review these and update the Board on a regular basis about their implementation.
The Dean of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine, Dr Lynda Sisson, and the Faculty Board expressed their gratitude to Professor Anne Drummond for chairing this piece of work and to the members of the EAG and to all who provided input into it.