As you are most likely aware all companies working with the relevant NHS Framework Agreements are responsible for ensuring that they appoint either their own Occupational Health Provider or a suitably qualified team who meet the current requirements/guidelines for us.
The Occupational Health requirements can seem a little scary, but we’ve provided examples of each bit of evidence you’ll need. If you have any queries or need further assistance, feel free to get in touch.
|Non-Exposure Prone Procedures (Non-EPP)|
|Varicella (Chicken Pox)||A written statement on the health questionnaire to confirm that you have had chicken pox or shingles, however we strongly advise that you provide a serology test result showing varicella immunity||None|
|Tuberculoisis (TB)||We require an occupational health / GP certificate of a positive scar sighting or a record of a positive skin result (do not self declare), or||None|
|A BGG vaccination on Medical record||None|
|Measles, Mumps and Rubella||Certificate of two MMR vaccinations on Medical record or||None|
|Proof of a positive antibody for Rubella and Measles only||None|
|Hep B||Your report must show a titre level of greater than 100 iu/ml or||None|
|If after 2 courses and a period of more than 2-4 months after the 2nd course you still cannot raise your titre level above 100 iu/ml than we can accept a signed and stamped letter from your haematology department stating that you are a ‘low responder’.* This can be submitted along with the 2 original serology reports.||None|
|Exposure Prone Procedures (EEP) – Additional Immunisations Required|
|Hep B Surface Antigen||Evidence of a Negative Surface Antigen Test||3 years|
|Hep C||A serology report stating a Negative result. Positive results can be submitted for our occupational health departments review||3 years|
|HIV||Candidates must supply a serology report stating that they test negative for the HIV antibody before they can work in an EPP role||3 years|