Screening requirements

Screening recommendations for all entry levels of Medical Students at Oxford. When undertaking screening we adhere to the requirements of the 2007 Department of Health guidance, gateway reference 5514, entitled “Health Clearance for TB, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and HIV, New Healthcare Workers”. We work to SEQOHS standards as a minimum, and also to the higher, sector specific standards, espoused by HEOPS in our published guidance. We are working towards SEQOHS accreditation by 2020 as mandated by NHS England.

Screening/Immunisation recommendedPre-clinical Entry StudentsClinical Entry StudentsGraduate CourseElective Students from Overseas
General Health Questionnaire  No
Course of Hep B


(to be done prior to arrival via GP or at Oxford within first 2 years)



(to be done prior to arrival via GP or on arrival at Oxford using routine primary regimen)
As per John Radcliffe Hospital  (JR) NHS Trust requirements
Hep B Surface Antigen
(acceptable from other UK university/hospital if ID validated)
As per JR NHS requirements
Hep B Antibodies
(acceptable from other UK university/hospital if ID validated)
As per JR NHS requirements
Hep C Antibodies
(acceptable from other UK university/hospital if ID validated)
As per JR NHS requirements
HIV antibodies
(acceptable from other UK university/hospital if ID validated)
As per JR NHS requirements
Documented evidence of two MMRs As per JR NHS requirements
Rubella antibodies
(acceptable from other UK university/hospital if ID validated)
As per JR NHS requirements
Positive history of Chicken Pox
or
Varicella antibodies for those with negative history
As per JR NHS requirements
Evidence of BCG scar
or
TB Quantiferon blood test for those with no scar or no history of BCG vaccination
(See separate guidance for those from high risk countries)
As per JR NHS requirements


Notes:
All Oxford medical students are classed as EPP workers
The new Department of Health ‘Green book’ guidelines also recommend:

  • Check up to date Tetanus, Diphtheria and Polio (usually done through GP)
  • Offer of vaccination against influenza (currently done through College Doctors)