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Competency 4 – Maintaining relationship with patients: Personal health and safety

Objective: to ensure the appreciation of the professional position of the OH advisor, employer and employees

AREA OF COMPETENCE: 

PERSONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY

  1. Good Occupational Medical Practice – 2010 (Faculty of Occupational Medicine).
  2. Ethics Guidance for Occupational Health Practice – 2012 (Faculty of Occupational Medicine)
  3. GMC – Good Medical Practice
  4. Guidance for Clinical Health Care Workers: Protection Against Infection with Blood-borne Viruses Recommendations of the Expert Advisory Group on AIDS and the Advisory Group on Hepatitis (UK Health Departments)
  5. Firth Cozens J Doctors, their wellbeing and their stress. BMJ 2003 326 (7391): p (670 – 671)

Medical practice brings hazards and risks to the medical practitioner’s own health and safety. It is important that all doctors are aware of their own health and the hazards and risks they might be exposed to in their everyday practice. 

4.Guidance for Clinical Health Care Workers: Protection Against Infection with Blood-borne Viruses Recommendations of the Expert Advisory Group on AIDS and the Advisory Group on Hepatitis (UK Health Departments)5. Firth Cozens J Doctors, their wellbeing and their stress. BMJ 2003 326 (7391): p (670 - 671) 

Medical practice brings hazards and risks to the medical practitioner’s own health and safety. It is important that all doctors are aware of their own health and the hazards and risks they might be exposed to in their everyday practice. 
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