FOHN Accreditation Scheme – consultation
The FOHN Accreditation scheme is due to launched later this year.
FOHN Accreditation scheme is launching on 18 October 2023. Click here
There are many nurses working in an occupational health setting who have gained knowledge, skills and experience but may not be valued for the positive impact they have on health and wellbeing at work. FOHN see accreditation providing a framework for recognition of their level of practice rather than a role or title; whether they work in clinical practice, research, education or management/leadership.
The initial process for accreditation has been developed along with a suite of documents to support the scheme and to satisfy the governance required for such an important initiative.
This aspiration project is now entering into the consultation phase and we are seeking feedback via a number of initiatives:
- Webinars – Introducing an accreditation scheme for occupational health nurses https://www.fohn.org.uk/webinars/
- Workshop – to review the process and documentation. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
- Survey – to ensure the scheme meets the needs of the profession
- Recruitment of Assessors to join the Faculty Accreditation Board (FAB) Contact email@example.com
The FOHN Accreditation scheme will enable the occupational health nursing profession to be better recognised for good practice, create a development route for those nurses aspiring to or presently working at an advance level and endorse exceptional practice.
It is characterised by the following principles:
- Recognition of education, experience, and other attributes
- Competency linked to NMC Post Registration Standards
- Professional development
- Understanding and Improvement of the interface between work and health
What is accrediation?
Accreditation provides recognition of your knowledge, skills, experience, and attributes over your career.
Accreditation compliments professional registration and all the requirements of the NMC revalidation must be met by all of the FOHN professional members. Those who achieve accreditation must demonstrate a clear commitment to the NMC Code and the FOHN Code of Conduct.
Membership of the FOHN is intended for those who aspire to join the Specialist Register as Specialists in Occupational Health Nursing in the UK and will be awarded to those applicants who can demonstrate that they meet our eligibility requirements and show the attributes expected of an occupational health nurse specialist.
The eligibility requirements are a mixture of educational attainment, experience, competence and other attributes.
The initial accreditation period is three years.