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This document sets out the process in place for the Occupational Health (OH) preplacement 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.

To advise Line Managers of any restrictions / modifications necessary to ensure the individual can safely work in the job for which they have applied.


Policy Details

Download: PDF version
Compiled by: Dr G.V. Britton, Consultant Occupational Health Physician
Ratified by: Trust Executive Committee
Date Ratified: November 2016
Date Issued: September 2017
Review Date: November 2019
Target Audience: All applicants for positions in ASPH NHS Foundation Trust
Contact name: Dr G.V. Britton, Consultant Occupational Health Physician


See also:

  • Hepatitis B / Hepatitis C / HIV Infected Healthcare Workers Policies
  • Immunisation Policy
  • Health Surveillance Policy
  • HAVS Policy
  • Audiology Policy
  • Drivers and Fork Lift Truck Drivers (FLTD)