Medwise Pre- Employment Medical Service
A flexible pre-employment medical service:
Medwise offers a pre-employment medical service tailored to suit the business needs of your company. The service and costs reflect the job demands of the proposed occupation and the health needs of the candidate employee.
What is the purpose of a pre-employment medical assessment?
Medwise provides a range of OHA led services tailored to suit your business needs.
It ensures that the candidate is fit to perform the proposed work safely
If establishes if restrictions to the proposed work is necessary for health and safety reasons.
It establishes that the candidate is fit to provide reliable and effective service.
It establishes a baseline health status for insurance and legal purposes.
It determines if the employer is obliged to make adjustments to accommodate the health needs of the candidate.
Pre-employment medical assessment options:
A Questionnaire based assessment:
Suitable for low risk occupations e.g. office based workers. The candidate completes a confidential health questionnaire and returns this to Medwise (on line or by post). The questionnaire is assessed by the Occupational Health Physician/nurse who determines if the candidate is fit for work or if additional information, investigations or a medical examination are required.
If necessary, the doctor or nurse will contact the prospective employee by telephone to clarify medical details. A medical examination is only required if significant health issues are identified. The examination may be performed at our clinic or by another doctor who submits their report to Medwise (e.g. in the case of overseas candidates).
Full medical assessment:
Including health questionnaire and clinical examination is required for safety critical work e.g. fire fighters and drivers of HGVs. An examination of eyes, ENT, skin, heart, lungs, musculoskeletal system, abdomen and neurological system is performed by a doctor.
Additional specific investigations
required for those who may be exposed to specific hazards during the course of their work or who are required to meet certain fitness standards. Investigations include:
What about collateral medical evidence from the candidate’s doctor?
If there are significant health issues, the candidate will be given a “doctor to doctor” form for their treating doctor to complete requesting details of diagnosis, treatment and prognosis. Candidates are advised that they are responsible for their doctor’s costs and for arranging submission of the completed form to Medwise.
The outcome of the Pre-employment medical assessment:
Fit for employment:
Fit but with restrictions or adjustments:
Defer pending further treatment or a doctor’s report:
Legal and Ethical Issues: