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Dear Theo - medical screening

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by ethnic, Apr 20, 2012.

  1. Dear Theo

    I just want to ask you about the term 'medical screening'. I have just read an advert which says that the offer of employment is subject to rigorous medical screening. This sounds rather painful! Does this mean that a medical examination is undertaken or does it just mean that prospective employers go digging around in your medical history? Can they really poke their noses into your private medical history?

    Man thanks

    Ethnic
     
  2. Dear Theo

    I just want to ask you about the term 'medical screening'. I have just read an advert which says that the offer of employment is subject to rigorous medical screening. This sounds rather painful! Does this mean that a medical examination is undertaken or does it just mean that prospective employers go digging around in your medical history? Can they really poke their noses into your private medical history?

    Man thanks

    Ethnic
     
  3. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    Yes, you will probably have to fill in a questionnaire, and then if there are any causes for concern, they ask permsiion to contact your GP.
    I'm afraid so! They have a legal obligation to make sure that you are fit for teaching. This is interesting as it conflicts with their legal obligation not to discriminate against you for a medical condition, under the Equality Act!
    If you want the long long long long post with all the details, it is here:
    Dear Theo: should I mention illness during an interview?
    Best wishes
    _______________________________________
    TheoGriff. Member of the TES Careers Advice Service.
    For the full TES Weekend Workshop programme please visit www.tes.co.uk/careerseminars or contact advice @ tes.co.uk for one-to-one sessions.
     
  4. Dear Theo

    Many thanks for the reply. Would they only seek verification from you doctor if they had any queries about your health on the questionnaire or do they just seek advice from your doctor anyway?

    Thanks

    Ethnic
     
  5. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    They can't contact your dr without your permission. And they might just possibly ask to get reassurance that, for example, you are now better from something you have had.
    But it is not very common, so don't worry.
    Best wishes
    _______________________________________
    TheoGriff. Member of the TES Careers Advice Service.
    For the full TES Weekend Workshop programme please visit www.tes.co.uk/careerseminars or contact advice @ tes.co.uk for one-to-one sessions.
     
  6. Thank you Theo

    Ethnic
     
  7. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    I do so like it when people say "Thank you".
    And I do hate it when I, or someone else, takes the time to reply to someone, and they then just read the reply (we assume) and then never bother to say thank you, just disappearing from view.
    [​IMG]
    So rude of them.
    Best wishes
    _______________________________________
    TheoGriff. Member of the TES Careers Advice Service.
    For the full TES Weekend Workshop programme please visit www.tes.co.uk/careerseminars or contact advice @ tes.co.uk for one-to-one sessions.
     

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