Health screening assessment
The department is responsible for assessing your health and fitness to train, prior to commencing your chosen course and during clinical placements.
Pre-course Health Assessement
Up to six months before your course commences you will be sent an email, telling you to download two forms (PDFs) that need to be completed and returned to the department. Please click on the links below to download:
The health declaration form must be downloaded, printed and completed in full. Please make sure you declare all medical conditions both past and present. The form can be completed in hand or type but the form must hold a valid hand written signature. We do not accept electronic or scanned signatures.
The GP form should be downloaded, printed, consent signed and then taken to your GP surgery for completion. Please be aware that your GP could take up to six weeks to complete this form. Ensure that the GP form has been fully completed and stamped by the surgery, prior to it being returned to the department.
It is your responsibility to ensure that all documentation is returned promptly to the department and that you attend all appointments made for you. Failure to return information or non-attendance of appointments will delay or affect your fitness to train status.
Please note that any cost incurred from your GP is not the responsibility of the University.
To cancel your appointment in the event of an emergency please ring 0161 295 6273.
Please then send both completed forms to Student Occupational Health, The University of Salford, Room L730, Allerton Building, Frederick Road Campus, Salford, M6 6PU.
Health Screening Assessment for All Students
On receipt of both forms Student Occupational Health Department will contact you with an appointment to see an occupational health nurse. Please be advised that the department cannot take responsibility for children during your appointment.
At this appointment the nurse will discuss any health issues you have disclosed, both past and present, and will discuss the information on your GP form and review your vaccination history. Using this information they will assess if you meet the criteria to be deemed fit to practice.
This appointment could take up to 45 minutes and may involve a blood test, so please wear suitable clothing. Also make sure you have eaten and had something to drink prior to your appointment.
Occasionally there may be a requirement to refer you to the OH physician prior to any decision of fitness to train being made.
Additional Health Screening Assessment for Midwifery Students
All staff undertaking Exposure Prone Procedures, such as doctors, dentists and midwives (including student midwives) are required to undergo testing to show that they are not carriers of any blood borne viruses.
This blood test is taken at your nurse assessment before you start your course. The blood test will check if you have been exposed to Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and HIV. These are all serious but relatively uncommon viral infections and are all transmitted by blood and bodily fluids.
Before we can test for these viruses we need to confirm your identity, therefore please bring with you some ID, i.e. a passport or picture driving licence.
Blood results will not be given over the telephone; a further appointment will be made for you to return to the department. At this appointment you will be given your results verbally.
If you are found to be a carrier of any of these infections, you will be referred to the occupational health physician for further advice.
Health Screening Assessment for Student Social Workers
When you have sent in both of the medical forms, they will be screened by the nursing staff. Students undertaking social worker training are not routinely seen by Student Occupational Health, but if you or your GP has declared a medical condition or issue on your medical form you may be invited into the department to see one of the nurses or the occupational health physician.
Fitness to Train Certificate
Once you have successfully completed your health screening assessment, you will be considered fit to undertake clinical placement and your School/College will be issued with a Fitness to Train Certificate. This allows you to attend clinical placements and clinics during your chosen course. Without your fitness to train certificate you will be unable to attend practice placements.
Erasmus (International Nursing) Students
Student Occupational Health provides all incoming Erasmus students with a health screening assessment by a nurse to confirm that they are medically fit to attend placements.
All students need to submit a health form (PDF), which must be completed, signed and stamped by their medical practitioner.
Post it to:
Student Occupational Health, The University of Salford, Room L730, Allerton Building, Frederick Road Campus, Salford, M6 6PU, United Kingdom.
We do not accept forms via email. Forms should be received by the Department at least four weeks before your arrival in the UK.
Data Protection Statement
University of Salford takes its responsibility for looking after information very seriously. The University is responsible for assessing your health and fitness to practice, prior to commencing your chosen course and during clinical placements and in order to make that assessment requires you to provide that information. We follow the Data Protection Act (1988) at all times when asking for or handling your information.