Pre-Placement Health Assessments

All trainee doctors and dentists will require a pre-placement health assessment (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.

Documentation Required

The following forms must be downloaded and returned (in either PDF or word format) with the additional documentation as detailed on the Immunisation and Screening Checklist for PPHA

Regional HSC Pre-Placement Health Questionnaire
TB Pre-Placement Screening Form
Consent Form NIMDTA Sharing Information


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 theFrequently 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:

South Eastern
Western – Altnagelvin
Western – SWAH

Data Privacy

The following documents outline how NIMDTA and occupational health will process, store and share your personal information.

Occupational Health Privacy Notice
NIMDTA Information Sharing Policy

If you have any queries in relation to these documents, contact us on the details below.

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