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Investing in Occupational Health is fundamental if we want to improve the health of the UK population.  The majority of adults spend a significant amount of time in work and this presents an opportunity to influence people’s health for the better.

The Diploma in Occupational Medicine is designed for medical practitioners who are working part-time in occupational medicine or who have an interest in occupational medicine.  It is most frequently taken by general practitioners who often add to their practice portfolio by providing occupational health services to local companies.

General practitioners (GPs) are normally an employee’s first port of call when they are unable to go to work because of illness or when they think they may have a work-related illness.

Recognising the important part that GPs can play in helping people to stay in work or get back to work, FOM is keen to support GPs by offering qualifications, guidance and education.

Approved course centres

Candidates are required to attend a FOM approved DOccMed training course before applying for the examination.  Please contact the training centres directly using the information in the table below.

Location Contact Telephone Email
University of Birmingham CPD Team 0121 414 3281
University of Kent Lorraine Crawley 01227 868707
University of Manchester Colin Timperley 0161 275 5521
Royal Society for Public Health, London Joely Campbell 020 7265 7314


Information about the format of the examination can be found in the DOccMed Regulations.

The next opportunity to sit the Diploma in Occupational Medicine is:

Monday, 13th November 2017 (MCQ – London)

Tuesday, 14th November 2017 (Oral/Viva – London)

Wednesday, 15th November 2017 (Oral/Viva – London & Manchester)


The closing deadline for DOccMed applications (including portfolio submission) is 17:00 on Monday. 18th September 2017.

Future DOccMed examinations will be held in May and November 2018 (exact date TBC).

If you would like to enter into this exam, please follow this link.  Please note that if an examination is not available on the list it means that applications are not open at this time.