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UK Civil Aviation Regulations

These are published by the CAA on our UK Regulations pages. EU Regulations and EASA Access Guides published by EASA no longer apply in the UK. Our website and publications are being reviewed to update all references. Any references to EU law and EASA Access guides should be disregarded and where applicable the equivalent UK versions referred to instead.

The following are the requirements for the medical certification of aircrew, including guidance material issued by the UK CAA Medical Department.

MED.D.040 Requirements for occupational health medical practitioners

Implementing Rules

OHMPs shall only conduct aeromedical assessments of cabin crew if:

  1. the competent authority is satisfied that the relevant national occupational health system can ensure compliance with the applicable requirements of this Part;
  2. they are licensed in the practice of medicine and qualified in occupational medicine in accordance with national law; and
  3. have acquired knowledge in aviation medicine as relevant to the operating environment of cabin crew
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Guidance Material

  1. OHMPs wishing to conduct aeromedical assessments of cabin crew must be authorised by the CAA.
  2. The OHMP must be registered with the General Medical Council, hold a licence to practice and be on the Specialist Register in Occupational Health.
  3. Successful completion of the Basic Course in Aviation Medicine (BCAM) at King’s College London, would be acceptable for ‘Aviation Medicine knowledge’, other Aviation training or experience may be considered upon application.

Please be aware that completion of a training Course such as BCAM does not guarantee authorisation by the CAA.

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