Young people going to college or university this autumn are strongly encouraged to get vaccinated against meningitis and septicaemia (blood poisoning) due to the MenW bug, one of the most aggressive and deadly strains of meningitis.
Medical (A100-A101-A300) and Dental (A200) Students - Standard Health Clearance
Please note that standard health clearance is mandatory and is a requirement of the SMD in accordance with GMC and Department of Health guidance.
Medical and Dental students can call 0207 882 8700/7207 to book an appointment for health clearance.
Health Clearance for new medical and dental students [PDF 301 KB]
Department of Health Guidance [PDF 280 KB]School of Medicine and Dentistry
Medical (A100-A101-A300) and Dental (A200) Students - Exposure Prone Procedures (EPPs)
Dental Students and EPPs
Medical Students and EPPS
Guidance on Exposure Prone Procedures [PDF 284 KB]
Due to the nationwide temporary suspension of the BCG vaccine to Occupational Health Services (OHS), there will be a change of procedure in carrying out TB screening. Students who have a BCG scar or documentary evidence of having the BCG vaccine, no further action will be required on your part. For students who do not have a BCG scar or documentary evidence, a QuantiFERON TB-Gold blood tests (IGRA) will be carried. Should the blood test comes back positive, the student will be referred to the local chest clinic for further investigations / treatment. If the result is negative, advice will be provided on the signs and symptoms to observe. Should any of these symptoms occur, you are advised to seek medical advice from your general practitioner and also inform us in OHS.
What is Tuberculosis [PDF 159 KB]
All QM Medical and Dental Students who are going on Electives require Occupational Health Clearance. Please phone 020 7882 8700 for an appointment. You will be asked to provide details of the trip, including place(s), dates of travel and the clearance criteria of the institution you are visiting. The relevant Travax (an interactive online database which provides up to the minute travel health information) information will be discussed during the appointment. Any relevant vaccines will be offered if they are available; otherwise another appointment will be made once the vaccine has been dispensed from Pharmacy.
Occupational Health help with electives [.docx 424 KB]Information on the Zika Virus
Final year Dental (BDS) students can have their GDC forms signed by The Occupational Health Physician. This would involve an appointment with an OH Adviser which may include a blood test to exclude infection from Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and and confirmation of TB immunity. There is a charge of £50 for this service and it can take from two to five weeks to complete. Please contact us on 020 7882 8700 if you wish to make an appointment. Please note: GDC forms can be completed by any Doctor including your GP.