Healthcare Occupational health checks

The occupational health checks you'll need before registering on a healthcare degree course

If you're coming to uni to study a course in healthcare, you'll need to complete confidential occupational health checks and a disclosure and barring service check.

Healthcare checks

If you're taking a course in health or care with us, you'll need to complete the following occupational health checks. These checks help to prevent placement-related illnesses or injuries and make sure necessary adjustments are made before you start your placement.

1. Occupational health questionnaire

If you are on a health and care course – not a dental course – you need to complete the Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust online confidential occupational health questionnaire.

When you're studying a healthcare course, your health might be put at risk by the health of others, and vice versa. So you should disclose as much information about your health as possible.

2. Immunisation report

You need to ask your GP surgery to complete an immunisation report.

Please note, getting your immunisation report could take up to 4 weeks so please request this in plenty of time.

Once completed, send the immunisation report by email to or by post to:

Occupational Health Department
Queen Alexandra Hospital
Southwick Hill Road
Cosham PO6 3LY
United Kingdom

The questionnaire and immunisation report need to be completed and submitted between 1 July and 1 September before starting a course in September. We are unable to accept any documentation prior to 1 July.

All documents you give us must contain the most up-to-date information available.

Disclosure and barring check

You'll do a criminal record (disclosure and barring) check during your induction week. To do this check, you'll be required to bring some personal documents. Visit the Government's website for details of suitable documentation.

You'll also need to provide details of your address history over the past 5 years including the full addresses, postcodes and the dates you lived at each address.

Overseas applicants are required to provide a Certificate of Good Conduct from your country. If you've spent 12 or more consecutive months in a single foreign country in the past 5 years, you'll also need to provide a Certificate of Good Conduct (with a certified English translation if necessary). The Certificate of Good Conduct should be dated within 6 months from your course start date. The UK Government offers further guidance for many countries on how to obtain an overseas Certificate of Good Conduct.

Dental health checks

If you've been accepted onto a dental care course, you need to complete our dental health checks.

More about dental health checks