All trainee doctors and dentists will require a PPHA prior to taking up their first post with the Northern Ireland Deanery. Trainees will normally only be required to have one PPHA check on entry to the health service in NI as a doctor or dentist in training. However, if there is a break in training at the Northern Ireland Deanery or a period of out of programme (OOP) for more than 4 weeks in a high risk TB country an additional assessment will be required.
Trainees who are required to complete a PPHA will be notified of this by email.
The assessments will take place at the following locations:
- F1 doctors undertaking a clinical assistantship within Northern Ireland will complete their assessment during this period, at the hospital where their clinical assistantship is being undertaken.
- The Professional Support department will email all other trainee doctors and dentists to advise them of the OH department that they should submit their forms to.
You will also be required to provide evidence of your vaccination history when completing the PPHA, please ensure you have this information readily available in order to expedite the process. Vaccination details may be obtained from GP Practices, OH Departments or Student Occupational Health Providers. Please note it can take up to 4 weeks for some organisations to provide this information on request.
If you require an appointment the relevant Occupational Health Department will be in contact with you in due course with details of the appointment.
Please ensure that you also read the ‘TB Professional Responsibility’ form.
For further information about the PPHA process, please download the ‘Frequently Asked Questions’
PPHA Contact Email Addresses
The Professional Support department will confirm which OH department you need to forward your documentation to. The email addresses are as follows:
|Western – Altnagelvin
|Western – SWAH
The following documents outline how NIMDTA and occupational health will process, store and share your personal information.
If you have any queries in relation to these documents, contact us via the details below:
Tel: 028 9536 0224