Health Care Worker medicals-for NHS employment in England
There are specific requirements for medical, dental and some nursing and health care workers applying for work in England and should be carried out by a SEQOHS Accredited OH Provider see SOP.
It applies to the following workers:
- Those applying for registration on the Medical, Dental and Ophthalmic Performers List.
- Those working on Exposure Prone Procedures.
Exposure Prone Procedures (EPP) are those procedures where the worker’s gloved hands may be in contact with sharp instruments, needle tips or sharp tissues (e.g. spicules of bone or teeth) inside a patient’s open body cavity, wound or confined anatomical space where the hands or fingertips may not be completely visible at all times.
Purpose of screening
The purpose of the occupational health screening is to:
- Ensure that the applicant is fit from a health point of view to undertake the services that they shall provide or could be reasonably expected to provide as a health professional.
- (for dental practitioners and medical practitioners only) to assess whether they are able to undertake exposure prone procedures and that they do not pose a risk to patients.
What we do
- We can carry out a full base line medical to ensure fitness for role.
- We will send you an immunisation checklist to use as a reference guide in advance of your appointment.
- Please ensure that you allow sufficient time to collate all the paperwork and evidence you need to bring to the appointment. We have a Specialist Nurse who ensures the paperwork meets the requirements and she is available on specific days only.
- You will be assessed against the Department of Health Guidelines 2007.
- We will check that you have had appropriate screening and received advice relating to protection against potential work related infections such as TB Varicella MMR, Hep B and Hep C and HIV (dental and medical performers).
- If immunisations arerequired, then these should be administered in accordance with the current Department of Heath publication “Immunisation Against Infectious Diseases Guidance” Your local GP practice can do this.
- We can take blood to check immunisation status.
- Identified Validated Sample (IVS) sample results or documentary evidence of vaccine administration provided by the applicant is checked by us.
- We can provide a validation certificate for you employer.
We can “mix and match” and make sure you have everything you need for your new post.
All costs are borne by the applicant and prices can be sent on request.