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									The Medical Assessment for Police Officer, Special Constable, Police Community Support Officer and Designated Detention Officer To be accepted for these jobs you will need to:      Pass the job related fitness test Meet the eyesight standards (with and without glasses or contact lenses) Have adequate hearing, with hearing aids if necessary Be able to carry out the role (without putting yourself, colleagues or the public at risk) Pass vetting and reference (including attendance) checks.

To be at your most fit and healthy you need to eat healthily, not smoke and avoid being overweight. These websites can help you achieve these aims:
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www.givingupsmoking.co.uk (or call NHS Smoking Helpline 0800 022 4332) www.nhs.uk/Change4life www.eatwell.gov.uk

The Medical Assessment You will be asked to complete a confidential Health Declaration and attend a medical assessment to check your hearing, eyesight, urine, blood pressure, height/weight and breathing. Following this further information may be required, for example from your GP. Some common medical issues are outlined below. If you need further advice, email: HR-MedicalEnquiry@met.police.uk or leave a message for a Recruitment Doctor on 020 8358 0460. No one is rejected because of a medical label and everyone receives a detailed individual assessment. The Disability Discrimination Act covers all positions in the Metropolitan Police Service. If you have a disability adjustments will be made if it is reasonable to do so.

Weight And BMI (see www.eatwell.gov.uk for a BMI calculator) Overweight If your BMI is above 32 (for Police Officer) or 35 (for PCSO, DDO or Special) you will not be accepted unless your body fat is less than 30% for men, 36% for women. If it is likely you will need many months to lose the weight/ fat required you will be rejected and will have to reapply. Underweight If your BMI is below 19 you will be individually assessed. Eyesight Vision (with spectacles or contact lenses if required) using both eyes must be 6/6 for Police officer, 6/12 for PCSO, DDO & Special Constable applicants. Unaided vision (without spectacles or contact lenses) must not be less than 6/60 using both eyes for PCSO, DDO & Special Constable, 6/36 for Police officer. Normal colour vision is not required except for certain specialist Police Officer roles (such as response driving or firearms). Laser surgery is acceptable. Hearing Poor hearing in You will need detailed assessment by our MPS hearing one or both ears specialist team to determine whether your hearing is sufficient for the role (with or without hearing aids) Miscellaneous Asthma You will be individually assessed. Individuals with asthma that is well-controlled with inhalers are acceptable. Diabetes. You will be individually assessed. Your treatment needs to give good blood-sugar control & be able to adapt to the demands of the job (including shifts and variable meal patterns). Epilepsy You will be individually assessed. It is recommended that you have not experienced a seizure for at least 18 months (with or without medication) before you apply. ‘Stress’, anxiety You will be individually assessed. These roles are front-line or depression and public facing, requiring the ability to deal with public in a wide range of situations. It is recommended that you have been well without medication for at least 6 months before you apply. Dyslexia We are able to take this into account for your selection procedures if you have a report confirming your condition. For Police Officers this report must be carried out as an adult. Support is available during training and in these roles. I have a severe Most allergies are compatible with these roles, but if you allergy have a severe allergy (including a history of collapse or breathing difficulties) you are advised to contact a recruitment doctor for further advice before you apply. I take Warfarin/ Before you apply please contact a recruitment doctor for have a blood further advice. clotting disorder


								
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