All trainee doctors and dentists will require a pre-employment health assessment prior to taking up their first post with the Northern Ireland Deanery. 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.
- F1 doctors who are not undertaking a clinical assistantship within Northern will be advised by the Medical HR Department of their employing Trust regarding their PEHA prior to commencing post.
- All other trainee doctors and dentists will be contacted by the Occupational Health Department of Belfast Health & Social Care Trust if required to complete a PEHA prior to commencing post.
Trainees will normally only be required to have one pre-employment 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 for more than 4 weeks in a high risk TB country an additional assessment will be required. Trainees who are required to complete an occupational health assessment will be notified of this by email.
You must bring the following to your Occupational Health assessment:
- photographic identification (e.g. valid passport, driver’s licence, electoral card)
- any available records of previous immune screening and vaccinations
- Completed PEHA Questionnaire
Further information is available is contained in our Pre-Employment Health Assessment Guidance
Failure to complete a PEHA prior to commencing post will result in a delayed start date.