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Post Offer Medical

Employers have a duty to ensure that their employees are fit for the job and not at risk of injury or illness. Post-offer medical assessments can help identify any health issues that may affect an individual’s ability to perform a job safely and effectively. These assessments are conducted after a job offer has been made and are used to determine whether an individual is physically capable of performing the job requirements.

How We Support You

Our post-offer medical assessments are designed to provide you with valuable insights into the medical fitness of applicants for specific roles. The level of assessment can vary depending on the requirements of the job and may range from a self-completed questionnaire to a full clinical examination conducted by one of our experienced Occupational Health Advisors (OHAs).

During the assessment, our OHAs carefully evaluate both the applicant and the job itself. By understanding the nature of the job and its potential risks or hazards, we can determine the specific health requirements and assess the individual’s fitness for the role. This assessment process allows us to identify any potential health risks or limitations that may impact the individual’s ability to perform the job safely.

Depending on the requirements, clinical measurement tests may also be conducted as part of the assessment process. These tests establish a baseline of the individual’s health and assess their fitness against the demands and hazards associated with the job. The results of these tests provide valuable information for making informed decisions about the applicant’s suitability for the role.

Our team of qualified OHAs ensures that the assessment process is conducted with professionalism, accuracy, and sensitivity. We understand that each individual is unique, and we treat all applicants with respect and confidentiality throughout the assessment process.

By utilising our Post Offer Medical Assessment service, you can make informed decisions regarding employment, taking into consideration the health and well-being of both the individual and your existing workforce. Our assessments provide valuable insights into an applicant’s medical fitness, enabling you to match the right candidate to the right job, minimizing the risk of workplace accidents and injuries.

Main Benefits

Here are some of the benefits of our post-offer medical assessment:

  • Helps employers ensure that the applicant is physically capable of performing the job requirements safely and effectively
  • Can reduce the risk of workplace injuries and illnesses by identifying any health issues that may affect an individual’s ability to perform the job safely
  • Provides a baseline for future assessments and can help track any changes in an individual’s health over time
  • May also help reduce absenteeism and increase productivity by ensuring that employees are physically capable of performing their job duties

Ensuring Regulatory Compliance

Our Post Offer Medical Assessment service is designed to help employers meet their legal obligations and ensure compliance with relevant regulations, promoting a safe and healthy working environment.

The Post Offer Medical Assessment service aligns with various regulations, including the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and the Equality Act 2010. These regulations emphasise the importance of ensuring the health and safety of employees and preventing discrimination based on health conditions.

By conducting Post Offer Medical Assessments, employers can demonstrate their commitment to providing a safe and inclusive workplace for all employees.


The assessment can vary depending on the job requirements and may involve a self-completed questionnaire or a full clinical examination by an OHA. Clinical measurement tests may also be conducted to establish a baseline and assess an individual’s fitness against the demands and hazards of the job.

It’s recommended to conduct post-offer medical assessments for all new hires, especially those who will be performing physically demanding tasks or working in hazardous environments. Additionally, any existing employees who have suffered from an injury or illness that may affect their ability to perform their job may benefit from a post-offer medical assessment to ensure they can safely continue their work duties. Ultimately, the decision on who requires a post-offer medical assessment should be based on a thorough job analysis and risk assessment conducted by a qualified occupational health professional.

Contact us today to learn more about our post-offer medical assessment services and how we can help ensure that your employees are fit for the job.

Post offer medical

Post-offer Medical

What is a Post-Offer Medical? A post-offer medical is used to assess your suitability for the position and the physical work environment for which you

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What is a Post-Offer Medical?

A post-offer medical is used to assess your suitability for the position and the physical work environment for which you are being considered. This ensures you are not at increased risk of injury to yourself or other employees in this position. A post-employment medical can either be paper-based or face to face based depending on the client.

The paper-based medical is an in-depth questionnaire completed by the employee, once completed and returned a nurse would review the questionnaire. If required the nurse may need a phone consultation with the employee to confirm some details, if there is a concern on the paperwork a further face to face medical with a nurse will be required. If there are no concerns the results will be signed off and sent via email, password protected.

The face to face based medical can either be conducted on-site or at a local clinic dependant on how many employees require this and where the employee is based. New employees receive different types of surveillance depending on their job role e.g. an office worker may require DSE and Vision whereas a welder may require lungs, skin and possibly more depending on each employee’s hazard exposures.
This medical can also help prevent ill health in the future.

What happens to my records?

Details of an individual’s medical assessments and the information given within an individual’s questionnaire will be treated in confidence and are fully compliant with the Data Protection Act. Read more about this here:

Why are Post-offer medicals important?

Are Post-offer medicals required at my workplace?

Below are a few examples of which your employees could be exposed to in which would require your employees to receive a post-offer medical:

Can I go to my GP for a post-employment medical?

Yes, a GP report will give you some information based on your Post-offer Medical regarding the medical condition and any ongoing or planned treatment. However, the information you receive will be similar to what your employee has already told you. The report may advise light duties or a phased return and this is often because the employee requests the GP to add this, not always because it is needed.

The report will cost you anywhere between £75 and £150 and you will probably have to wait for a couple of months before it arrives. In contrast, if you seek an Occupational Health Nurse consultation and report, you will receive the following information within 48 hours for a similar cost.


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