This document sets out the process in place for the Occupational Health (OH) pre placement screening of all individuals being recruited to posts within Ashford & St. Peters Hospitals (ASPH) NHS Foundation Trust. This includes both new staff, and existing staff who are moving posts within the Trust.



To ensure that the individual is fit for a specific job and that carrying out the duties of the job, will not adversely affect the individual’s health or that of colleagues and clients/patients.

Sets out the requirements to carry out robust Pre Placement health assessments to demonstrate health fitness before starting a new job role.

To advise Line Managers of any restrictions / modifications necessary to ensure the individual can safely work in the job for which they have applied. To increase an awareness of the Equality Act indicating that positive action will be taken where indicated to consider reasonable workplace adjustments which provide equal opportunities for employment in compliance with the Act.

This policy applies to bank, locum, permanent and fixed term contract employees (including apprentices and honorary contracts) who hold a contract of employment or engagement with the Trust, and secondees, volunteers, Non-Executive Directors and those undertaking research working with Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.


Policy Details

Download: PDF version
Compiled by: Nadine Williams, Occupational Health Manager
Ratified by: Trust Executive Committee
Date Ratified: July 2020
Date Issued: March 2021
Review Date: July 2023
Target Audience: All applicants for positions in ASPH NHS Foundation Trust
Contact name: Nadine Williams, Occupational Health Manager


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