Confidential Health Questionnaire for Students
Guidance for Completion of Health Questionnaire
Congratulations on receiving an offer of a place to undertake your course at University of Portsmouth.
Please read this guidance before completing the questionnaire located at the bottom of this page.
University of Portsmouth is obliged to ensure that students have good health to manage the rigours of the course, to study and work safely in a clinical environment and maintain professional standards of conduct and behaviour. (See: HCPC Standards of Proficiency)
Poor health may put patients, service users and/or colleagues at risk by transfer of infection or because of ill-judgment or impaired performance. All students are therefore asked to complete an initial health screening procedure using this confidential written health questionnaire. As a student, undertaking a placement, you are likely to be exposed to a number of infectious diseases. Information about your immunity status to common infectious diseases is requested so please ensure you include this information on the attached form, from your General Practitioner (GP).
The purpose of the questionnaire is to see whether you have any health problems that could affect your ability to undertake your chosen course or place you at any risk in the workplace during placements.
You should provide as much detail as possible about any ongoing health concerns which will enable the Occupational Health Practitioners to assess your fitness and to make any recommendations to support you in your studies.
Having a health condition, an illness or impairment will not prevent a student from entering placement, provided that adjustments or modifications can enable the student to achieve the necessary competencies of knowledge, skills and behaviour required for the course. You are therefore actively encouraged to disclose such information.
An Occupational Health Nurse Adviser may contact you for further information by telephone or request that you attend the Occupational Health Department for a consultation with either an Occupational Health Nurse Adviser or Physician.
The Science Faculty Placement Office will be advised of your fitness status. Your answers to this questionnaire will be confidential to the Occupational Health team and will not be given to anyone else without your permission. Any personal or sensitive information will not be disclosed to third parties without your express consent unless it is deemed in the public interest.
Please download the GP report, print it out and arrange for your registered GP to complete it.
Once you have obtained a report from your GP, please send it to Occupational Health at the address, email or fax number below:
Fax: +44 (0)23 9228 6739
Tel: +44 (0)23 9228 3352
Occupational Health Department
Queen Alexandra Hospital
Southwick Hill Road
Please note that you must obtain your GP certificate before you commence your course. The questionnaire and GP certificate should be submitted no earlier than three months before your course start date:-
- All courses starting in September - submit between 1st June and 1st September.
- Nursing course starting in February - submit between 1st November and 1st February.
Questionnaires completed before the opening date will not be accepted.
If you have been unable to obtain your GP certificate and Immunisation report by the closing date, please bring these to your Occupational Health appointment at the University. This will be scheduled into your timetable.