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Completing your fitness to practise requirements is an important part of preparing to study at St George’s. You may not receive an unconditional offer or enrol if you have not completed both your occupational health requirements and DBS check.

Fitness to practise

When admitting students to study and practise on healthcare courses, St George’s has an obligation to provide a safe environment for both the patients that you will encounter and to you as a student.

Courses that require a fitness to practise check


Diagnostic Radiography BSc

Healthcare Science BSc

Medicine (MBBS)

Graduate Entry Medicine (MBBS)

Occupational Therapy BSc

Paramedic Science BSc

Physiotherapy BSc

Therapeutic Radiography BSc


Physiotherapy MSc (pre-registration)

Physician Associate Studies MPAS

Occupational health requirements

All healthcare students are required to complete a health clearance and be declared fit to study and practise by the Occupational Health (OH) Department before they can start at St George’s.

If you have suffered from a serious illness (physical or psychological) or have a disability, please contact the Admissions Office as soon as possible with details to help us establish whether your health history or disability is likely to affect your ability to study or practise. This will also give us sufficient time to carry out a detailed assessment, obtain reports and organise additional expert assessments if required. St George’s is committed to supporting students with disabilities and will explore all reasonable adjustments to support you. We may require a period free from ill health before you are able to join the course and in some cases, this may mean that your place is deferred to the following year.

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Mandatory vaccinations

The following vaccinations are mandatory before you begin your studies:

  • MMR (measles, mumps and rubella)

  • meningococcal meningitis

  • diphtheria

  • pertussis (whooping cough)

  • poliomyelitis

  • tetanus.

If you do not have any of the vaccinations listed above, please contact your GP to arrange for these as soon as possible.

Screening for chickenpox, tuberculosis, HIV and hepatitis B and C will be carried out by St George’s Occupational Health team when you begin your degree.

Decisions about fitness to study and practise are made by the Occupational Health Department during an appointment. The Occupational Health team can discuss any concerns you might have during the application process and can be contacted directly on +44(0)20 8725 1661 or by email.

Next steps
  1. Download occupational health form (Word).

  2. Complete applicant sections of the form (pages 1-5).

  3. Pass your occupational health form to your GP to complete pages 6-9.

Your GP/doctor must sign and stamp the GP/doctor report form for it to be valid.

  1. Make a photocopy of the completed form to retain for your records.

  2. Post the original copy to the address below and ensure your UCAS personal ID and date of birth on the first line of the address on the envelope.

Occupational Health Form – [UCAS personal ID] – [date of birth]
Admissions Team
St George’s, University of London
Cranmer Terrace
SW17 0RE
United Kingdom

Helpful tips

  • Keep your contact details up to date on UCAS track.

  • Try to avoid using a school, university or employer email address as your contact email address as you might lose access before enrolment.

  • Keep an eye on your email and check it regularly. This is how we generally keep in touch, so look out for any emails.

  • Remember to submit your DBS check too. Read more.

Frequently asked questions

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When should I submit my occupational health form?

We suggest you submit your occupational health form as soon as possible. The deadline for forms to be received is 19 July 2019.

I am having trouble obtaining information from my GP. What should I do?

Please continue to chase your GP for the information you require. If the deadline is approaching, you are advised to submit a copy of your occupational form in as a complete state as possible so not to delay the start of your assessment. It remains your responsibility to ensure a completed form is submitted, and failure to do so might result in your place being deferred until you have passed an occupational health assessment.

Contact us

Please feel free to contact us if you need any help. You can email us or call +44 (0)20 8266 6285.


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