Health clearance is required for new health care workers who have direct patient contact. It is designed to ensure that an individual is fit for all aspects of their job role and to reduce the risk of healthcare worker-to-patient transmission of infectious diseases.
Individuals need to comply with the Department of Health guidance on screening and immunisations. The requirements for this will depend upon the individual and the job role.
We are SEQOHS-accredited and are able to provide Occupational Health Clearance directly to medical practitioners applying to join the NHS National Performers List; doctors, nurses & opticians.
We provide a personal service with clear, informed and helpful advice.
As part of the process, the health care workers will need to show evidence of previous immunisation or blood tests they had in the past. If required they may need to undertake additional blood tests to show immunity or may be required to be vaccinated for some infectious diseases if they do not already have immunity against them.
We are a SEQOHS accredited private clinic
What is meant by ‘Health Clearance’
A Health Clearance Certificate is issued to agencies and/or individual healthcare workers where applicants satisfy Department of Health criteria.
Where the criteria are not met, we provide detailed advice and support to help guide applicants through this process to obtain a certified health clearance.
Our clients value this personal approach, through a system that may seem confusing, especially if they are from another country. Our Health Clearance Service is fully compliant with Department of Health guidance.
Are you able to provide clearance for individual healthcare workers?
Yes, we are able to provide healthcare workers with their own Health Clearance Certificates, directly and simply, at affordable cost.
Our experienced team will help you through each step of the process; and if you need additional immunity tests or additional vaccine doses, these can quickly be done at our clinic in Fleet Street.
If you are from abroad, or if English is not your first language, we know how to help you and will do all we can to make things easy and to avoid unnecessary delays, so that you are able to start work as quickly as possible.
Can you provide health clearance for the National Performers list?
Yes, we can provide Occupational Health Clearance directly to medical practitioners applying to join the National Performers List.
We are able to provide this service because we are an occupational health provider with SEQOHS accreditation.
An Occupational Health Clearance certificate is issued to applicants who satisfy the Department of Health criteria. We will offer advice throughout the application process to assist you with this outcome.
If you require health clearance to join the National Performers List you are required to contact the clinic or occupational health team prior to making an appointment.
Which immunity tests / immunisations do you offer?
As a specialist vaccination centre, we are able to offer all the tests and immunisations relevant to obtaining Occupational Health Clearance, quickly and conveniently.
You will need to bring your passport or other photo ID with you.
Our services include:
- TB clearance:
BCG scar verification, Mantoux testing, Mantoux reading & BCG vaccination.
- Hepatitis B clearance:
Hepatitis B vaccination, test for hepatitis B immunity from vaccination (hepatitis B surface antibody), test for hepatitis B immunity from past or resolving infection (hepatitis B core antibody), test for hepatitis B infection (hepatitis B surface antigen).
- Measles and Rubella clearance:
MMR vaccination, test for measles immunity, test for rubella immunity.
- Varicella clearance:
Varicella (chickenpox) vaccination, test for varicella immunity.
- EPP clearance:
Tests for hepatitis B surface antigen, hepatitis C and HIV. These tests are performed on an ID-validated sample.
Can you assist with overseas health clearance?
We can assist with health clearance for those planning to work abroad.
Healthcare practitioners planning to work in the USA, we have a good stock of the combined whooping cough vaccine (Repevax), which is currently being requested for US Health Clearance.
Do you provide a healthcare worker discount?
As a healthcare worker you will be eligible for our discounted rates on selected tests and vaccines.
We can also provide other wellness vaccinations and tests associated with occupational health if your agency or employer has a particular requirement.
There are three lists of National Performers, which are maintained for dentists, GPs and opticians. These checks are managed by NHS England, include occupational health screening to check the practitioner is fit to work and has had the necessary tests and immunisations required for their role.
Yes, at the moment, we offer Mantoux testing on Wednesdays only.
Yes, at the moment, we offer BCG vaccinations on Fridays only.
Yes. New healthcare workers who will perform exposure-prone procedures (EPPs), require additional health clearance. We can offer EPP clearance – please let us know you need this when enquiring.
If you need health clearance to join the National Performers List, contact the clinic or occupational health team prior to making an appointment.