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Medical checks for new school staff

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Last updated on 18 January 2017
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How do I verify a candidate's medical fitness? This article looks at statutory safeguarding guidance and what it says about pre-employment checks. It also relays advice on medical checks for staff from ACAS, ASCL, one of our associate education experts, and the EHRC.

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  1. 1 Requirement to verify physical and mental fitness for the role
  2. 2 Can you ask about health or disabilities during the application process?
  3. 3 Ensuring physical fitness for the role
  4. 4 Disclosing medical conditions and disabilities
  5. 5 Retrospective checks
  6. 6 Examples of health questionnaires

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