All NHS staff must receive a pre-appointment health check, which adheres to equal opportunities legislation and good occupational health practice. The resourcing team will send the successful candidate an online health questionnaire as part of the pre-employment checking process. Candidates will return the completed form to occupational health who will assess their information and confirm with the resourcing team the outcome of that assessment.
The purpose of a health assessment is to assess whether new employees:
- have a health condition or disability that requires adjustments in the workplace to enable them to undertake the post offered; or
- have a health condition or disability that requires restrictions to their role (e.g. exposure prone procedures (EPP) workers with a blood-borne virus)
All work health assessments must take into account the requirements of the disability provisions within the Equality Act 2010 and reasonable adjustments must be made to ensure that people can work in the NHS regardless of physical impairment or learning disabilities.
A health assessment must only be made once a job offer has been made.
Candidates may be asked to provide evidence of immunisations and vaccinations if appropriate for the role they have been offered.