What you need to bring:
Valid Photographic ID (Passport, Driving Licence or Seaman's Discharge Book)
Your Previous ENG1
Glasses if Worn (and your latest prescription strength)
Contact Lenses if Worn (they will have to be removed during the examination)
Knowledge of Any Current Medication
Relevant correspondence about any existing medical conditions.
Information collected by the Approved Doctor will be held securely by the MCA as your seafarers electronic health record. This will only be visible to the MCA Chief Medical Advisor and to subsequent Approved Doctors. More information about how this information is used is visible at www.gov.uk/mca
The examination and assessment is carried out in accordance with statutory medical standards set by the Secretary of State and overseen by the MCA.
The AD will take your medical history and examine you. This will take around 30 minutes.
The examination will be thorough but there will not routinely be any intimate examination. It is usual for you to be partially undressed down to underwear. You will be offered a chaperone.
Further information may be needed if your case is complex from your GP or specialist.
ENG1 and ML5 examinations sometimes need to be combined with a OGUK, a drug screen or a chester step test as per the requirements of the employer. Discounts are given for combinations.