Arranging Pre-deployment and Post-deployment Medicals for your employees can help support their health and wellbeing throughout the course of their assignment abroad as well as on their return to the UK.
Working abroad places stresses on employees, who often may also have limited access to medical care. It is therefore good practice to assess and support the fitness of the person to undertake such deployments. With our background in general practice, travel and occupational medicine, Fleet Street Clinic Occupational Health is able to offer comprehensive Pre-deployment Medicals for employees deployed abroad.
Often overlooked, a Post-deployment Medical can be vital in promoting the physical and psychological health and wellbeing of an employee following a deployment. A period of working abroad often brings lifestyle changes, stresses of living and working in an unfamiliar environment, and perhaps limited access to healthcare.
A Post-deployment Medical can assess the state of the employee’s health, provides an important opportunity to address any issues or concerns that may have arisen during the deployment and aids a healthy return to work in the UK.
We are also able to see and care for other family members, including children.
We are a SEQOHS accredited private clinic
What happens during a pre-deployment medical?
Employees are given a health questionnaire to complete and attend an appointment with one of our occupational health doctors.
The content of the Pre-deployment Medical will vary according to the nature and location of the deployment. During the Pre-deployment Medical the occupational health doctor will assess the fitness of the employee (on the basis of physical examination as well as any relevant investigations (e.g. blood tests, ECG) to undertake the intended role abroad, and will also provide the employee with advice to promote their health and wellbeing while on assignment.
What happens during a post-deployment medical?
An occupational health doctor will:
Undertake a full review of the medical history, a physical examination, as well as any investigations (e.g. blood tests or other post-travel screening tests for infectious or tropical diseases) that may be appropriate to aid a healthy return to work in the UK.
How long do pre and post deployment medicals take?
Pre and post deployment medicals can vary in length, depending on where you travelled to, your occupation, the duration of your staff and a variety of other risk factors have to be considered.
They are not one-size fits all medicals and are tailored to your employee’s needs. We will discuss pricing and appointment length with you based on your requirements.
Do you offer any additional supporting services?
Yes, we are a multidisciplinary clinic and we can also provide:
- All necessary travel vaccinations
- Health screening or serology tests for VISA requirements
- Medical kits, medicines, and all medical supplies – both for the individual and their family
- Eye tests by an optometrist
We will discuss your requirements with you and are happy to customise the Pre-deployment Medical to your employees’ needs.
Who would benefit from a pre/post deployment medical?
Any company regularly sending staff overseas can help protect their employees' health whilst abroad would benefit from a pre and post deployment medical.
Not only does it reduce health risks but it can help satisfy your legal duties as an employer by offering a pre-deployment medical to help ensure that they are fit for overseas work and a post-deployment medical to help them return back to work in the UK.
How do I book an appointment?
As deployment medicals are bespoke to your company and your employee, we ask that you submit an enquiry form containing details of your requirements.
If you have any supporting documentation, attach that to your enquiry. We will reply with a quote and next available dates.
The wellbeing of your staff should be supported even if they are without visible health conditions. Someone who may appear young and healthy does not have to disclose full medical history or health concerns to their employees and so it is always beneficial to treat all employees regardless of age and health appearance the same.
We can discuss this with you if you are unsure if both are appropriate. In most cases, when someone conducts a pre-deployment medical, they usually want a post-deployment medical when their employees returns. We can advise you accordingly.
Like with all medicals, our occupational health physician can only advise based on the information provided within the medical and it is therefore beneficial to all parties to disclose relevant and accurate information during a medical.