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Pre Employment


Pre Employment Medical Testing and Screening

Pre-employment medical assessments, also known as pre-placement health tests, aim to evaluate and monitor individuals to detect risk factors that might restrict them in delivering efficient performance in their workplace. It assures that the employee and their colleagues are not at any risk. The main advantage of pre-employment medical testing is that the working environment is safe and secure with fewer injuries in the workplace.

Our Pre-Employment Packages

Medical Express Clinic offers four levels of pre-employment screening as standard. Details are listed below, however these packages are by no means exhaustive. If there are any further tests or scans that you need fulfilling, we are more than happy to create bespoke packages based around your needs. 

Appointments can be made to be seen the very same day, with turnaround of medicals usually within 4 days, subject to the tests and scans included in the medical.

We have significant experience with WHO, United Nations medicals, and Visa Medicals for those planning to work abroad. This includes countries such as Saudi Arabia, Dubai, China, and Qatar. We also conduct medicals for cruise ship and plant workers.

If what you’re looking for hasn’t been specifically mentioned above, please give us a call on 0207 499 1991 or send your pre-employment medical form to [email protected] and we will get back to you with a quote and our availability.

Standard Pre-Employment – £210

  • Physical examination
  • Blood pressure and pulse check
  • Urinalysis

Standard Plus Pre-Employment – £349

  • Physical examination
  • Blood pressure and pulse check
  • Visual acuity
  • Chest X-ray
  • Audiometry
  • Urinalysis

Executive Pre-Employment – £449

Gold Executive Pre-Employment – £599

Medical examination will include the following sections:

  • Examining your weight, height, body mass index or BMI
  • Screening central nervous system
  • Musculoskeletal examination that includes analysing complete body movement
  • Heart examination which includes pulse rate and hypertension
  • Examining the respiratory system
  • Performing Urinalysis which includes screening test for kidney or bladder disorders and diabetes 
  • Detection of Hernias and other abdominal abnormalities 
  • Eye check-up including special tests for color blindness

Additional pre-employment medical examination can include:

  • Audiometry/Hearing Test
  • Spirometry or Lung Function Screening
  • Alcohol and Drug Testing (with or without Chain of Custody)
  • Continued Health Surveillence
  • Statutory and Code of Practice Testing

Pre Employment Medical Screening in Harley Street London

Medical Express provides comprehensive and accurate pre-employment medical screening to help ensure the health of your employees and protect the productivity of the workplace. Once in the caring hands of our experienced and knowledgeable team, you can always depend on a seamless, efficient service that takes care of your every need. We’ll do all we can to ensure comfort and confidence throughout your time at our welcoming, state- of-the-art clinic.

We offer a full range of pre-employment medical screening packages to suit your needs, ranging from standard and standard plus, to executive and gold executive and with any and all packages customisable to your exact specification. Results are usually provided within 24 hours, subject to tests ordered.

FAQs about Pre-employment Medical Examination

Why do I need to go for a pre-employment medical evaluation?

Responsible employers recognise the importance of pre-employment medical evaluations. This means they are aware of the risks that other employees might carry and deal with them properly to avoid any kind of injury to the fellow mates at the work place. 
According to statutory bindings, it is essential in certain industries and workplaces to ensure their employees meet the national criteria required for the industry in which they are employed/seeking employment. 

What should I do if I had illness or injury in the past?

Our medical practitioner will asses the injury caused and find out if there are further risks to be managed at the work place, if there are these will be mentioned and the risks will be mitigated, if there is ongoing treatment required, we are happy to facilitate this.  

It is important that you answer all the questions to the practitioner honestly about your past medical history. Make sure you are not in a position that may cause harm or injury to yourself or your colleagues that your employer or examining physician doesn’t know about. 

Should I carry any document at the appointment?

Yes, you need to bring a photo ID like your driving license to your appointment. You will not be able to conduct medical check-up without it. If you wear prescription glasses, hearing aids or lenses, don’t forget to bring them with you.

What can I wear at the appointment?

There is no specific dress code for the examination but you will most likely have to remove your clothing at certain stages as part of the thorough medical check-up. It is advised that you wear proper underwear for performing the urine test.  
If you are attending a work fitness assessment, consider wearing loose-fitting, comfortable clothes and running shoes.

What else to consider for my medical test?

  • The time needed will vary from one to two hour depending on the extent of the examination.
  • You will have to change into a gown provided by the clinic.
  • The result of hearing test or audiometry will not have any side effects. However, avoid exposure to loud noises for the few hours prior to the medical examination, as this may affect the results of the testing.
  • Spirometry or the test for lung function may be required and you may have to use a Ventolin inhaler during the assessment. It is advisable that you do not smoke before the medical test. 

What will happen during the medical examination?

The medical evaluation will depend on the demands of the organisation and job profile as to what tests you will need to undergo. In all cases, you will have to fill out a questionnaire and have a physical examination to ensure that you are absolutely fit.

Our health professional will examine your neck, abdomen, chest, spine and all the joints carefully.

Personal examinations are not typically part of pre-employment medical checks, so your employer will not request these.

Why do I need to go for alcohol and drug tests?

You may be asked to perform urine drug screening for alcohol or banned drugs. These may include – opiates, amphetamines, cannabinoids, benzodiazepines, methamphetamines, sleeping tablets. Cannabis might stay within the body for several days, if it is used regularly for weeks and it could also be detected if used occasionally.  

If you are currently taking medication, you must state it on the health evaluation questionnaire since it will get detected later by the health experts, and if not disclosed it could invalidate the entire medical. 

The collection of urine will be checked by our health professional to know that the sample is yours at the time of drug screening. This is done in a sensitive way ensuring complete privacy of the candidate undergoing the test. 

 Try to drink at least 2 to 3 cups of water before going for urine test. If your urine is overly diluted, its creatinine level will be assessed. If the creatinine level is extremely low, a new sample will be required to ensure accuracy. If the level of creatinine is extremely low, the sample will have to be recollected to ensure accuracy. 

Can I obtain a copy of my medical tests?

We have a strict privacy policy for medical tests and examinations that is always followed regarding collecting and disseminating any personal details. Please make sure to let us know exactly how you wish to receive your results, whether you are conducting screening for your employees or for yourself.

If you have any questions, or would like to book a pre employment medical screening package, get in touch with Medical Express Clinic today. Or take advantage of our convenient walk-in service to receive exceptional medical care the very same day.

Medical Express was the pioneering Walk-in Centre in London, offering same-day doctor services. We ensure everyone has access to top-quality private medical services on Harley Street, seven days a week.