BP High & Low Risk Destination Medical Examinations
How do I book my Medical Examination Appointment
To book your medical + / – your spouse:
- Telephone our booking team on 01306 873936, or
- Select an appointment from the choice of available options using our online booking service
- If you are booking a family medical (3 or more persons), or only require travel vaccinations please telephone to discuss a broader range of options.
- You will be asked for a deposit payment of £250.
Do I need to bring anything with me to my medical examination
Yes, you need to bring the following documents to your appointment:
- Photo ID such as your driving licence or passport
- Complete the Fitness for Task Form received from the Expatriation or Medical Clearance Team.
- Locate your travel vaccination record to bring to your appointment.
- If you are working on an offshore project, or in a high risk country you will need to ensure you have had a dental check in the last 6 months. If not, you need to book an appointment with your dentist. You may be asked to provide evidence that you have attended for a recent review.
- If you are receiving current medical care and have copies of reports from hospital specialists, please bring these with you.
Who will perform the examination
Your medical examination will be completed by our Occupational Health Technician as well as our Occupational Health Physician. If immunisations are required, an additional appointment will be included with a Travel Nurse.
How long will my examination last
The examination will be in 2 parts and normally takes up to 2 hours. However, if immunisations are required an additional 30 min consultation with the Travel Nurse will be necessary. So, allow up to 3 hours for overseas destination medical examinations.
In some circumstances the doctor may also decide that a chest x-ray is required. You will be asked to go to Ashtead Hospital (The Warren, Ashtead, KT21 2SB), which is approximately 15 minutes drive from the Medwyn Centre. You should allow up to an additional 45 minutes to travel to the hospital and have the x-ray examination.
What is involved in the medical examination
The requirements of your medical examination vary according to your age, sex, medical history and destinations you are likely to travel to. So, whilst not all of the following will be required,
The technician and nursing team nurse will check:
- A urine sample for analysis and pregnancy testing
- Take blood for laboratory analysis
- Check weight and height
- Measure eyesight
- Blood pressure
- Spirometry test to check lung function (* due to COVID-19, this is not being performed at present)
- Perform an audiometry test to assess hearing
- Provide any required travel vaccinations.
The doctor will:
- Review your medical history
- Check the results of all the tests performed by the nurse, and
- Perform a physical examination
Your physical examination will require you to undress down to your underwear. A chaperone will be provided at your request for the examination.
What blood tests will I require
Low Risk Countries
- No bloods required unless visa requirement for country entry.
High Risk Countries
- Full Blood Count
- ESR – inflammatory marker
- HbA1c – diabetes
- Liver Function (ALT, AST, Gamma GT)
- Blood Group
- TB Quantiferon
Highest Risk Countries
- In addition to high risk country entry bloods
- HIV 1 & 2
- Hepatitis B
- Hepatitis C
Will I know the results of my examination straightaway
The Nurse and Doctor will keep you fully informed and discuss their findings and any concerns during the medical. However, the results of any blood tests and the chest x-ray will not be available for 24-72 hours following the examination.
When all your results have been received, we will issue a Fitness for Task Medical Certificate to Roodlane Medical on behalf of BP.
What if an abnormality is found
If an abnormality is found on any of your tests, requiring further follow-up with your GP we will contact you to discuss this directly.
We do not routinely provide copies of your results if they are normal unless it is required by BP or is a Country entry requirement.
Payment and Cancellation
You will be required to pay a deposit when booking a medical examination. The balance of payment will be due after the medical has been completed and vaccine / laboratory costs are established.
We will contact you to take final payment prior to releasing the completed Fit For Task forms.
If the appointment is cancelled with less than 1 working day notice, the deposit is non-refundable.
If the appointment is cancelled with 1-2 working days notice, 50% of the deposit is refundable.
If the appointment is cancelled with at least 2 working days notice, the deposit will be refunded in full.