Doctors Frequently Asked Questions

You will find a list of the Frequently Asked Questions regarding our Register of Examining Doctors below.  If you do not find an answer to your question, please get in touch with the medical administrator by email at [email protected]   

If you require to check the validity of an issued certificate, contact the examining doctor who issued it – their contact details should be on the certificate. If you wish to confirm that an examining doctor is on the OGUK list, consult the list here.

It is possible that a doctor will leave the list for entirely legitimate reasons after issuing a certificate – if it is not clear from the list itself, or if the doctor issuing a certificate does not appear to be on the list, contact [email protected] to check the status of the doctor. 

Doctors
  • If you would like to join the Oil & Gas UK Register of Examining Doctors then please submit an application at the appropriate link below:

    If you are a UK based doctor: Application to join Oil & Gas UK’s Registered Doctors List

    If you are an Overseas based doctor: Overseas Application to join Oil & Gas UK’s Registered Doctors List

    Your application will be reviewed by the OGUK Medical Adviser to ensure it meets the requirements. After it has been approved you will need to attend a Doctor’s Training Workshop.

  • You will need to complete an application form, and supply a copy of your current (within past year) audiometer calibration certificate. If you are not on the UK General Medical Council register, you will also need to provide documentary evidence of your current medical registration with your national medical registration/licensing body.

  • Yes – it is mandatory for any doctor who wishes to be included on the examining doctors’ register to attend the Doctors’ workshop – details of which can be found on our events pages.

  • Your PIN will be issued to the email address you provide on your application form – please try to ensure that this is one which will reach you personally: if you use an email address such as ‘[email protected]…’ or ‘[email protected]…’, you will need to ensure that this is monitored for PIN, renewal, and other communications from OGUK.

    If you do not receive your PIN within one week of attending the workshop, please check your junk email folder just in case the confirmation email got delivered there instead of your inbox. If so, select the confirmation message and click Not Junk, which will allow future messages to get through.

    Your contact details will be included on the publically-available website listing of OGUK registered doctors within one week of attending the workshop and submitting all necessary documentation.

  • No – you do not need to repeat the training course once done. However, there is an annual OGUK examining doctor meeting/conference, and you are encouraged to attend that. Doctors who have not attended a conference at least once within 5 years will have their registration status reviewed.

  • Please email [email protected] with any queries. If your query requires to be passed onto our medical adviser this will be done by our medical administrator (you may include ‘FAO Medical Adviser’ in the subject line of your email if you wish).

  • You can purchase another copy of the Guidelines below. Please note, if your company is a member of OGUK, please log in/create an account on the site to receive these items for free. Find out how to do here.

Workers
  • By mutual agreement with Norway and the Netherlands, a normal Oil & Gas UK medical certificate will be accepted in both these countries (and Norwegian and Dutch offshore medical certificates are accepted by UK sector operators). Note that restricted Oil & Gas UK medical certificates are NOT accepted outside the UK sector.

  • The examining doctor should fully explain the Oil & Gas UK medical guidelines and the reason why you do not meet them, if this is the case. Should you consider that the examining doctor has not reasonably dealt with your medical assessment in accordance with the guidelines, you may contact the Oil & Gas UK Medical Adviser in the first instance. A review process may be implemented whereby three other examining doctors will review the documentation regarding your medical and comment on whether the assessment has indeed been conducted in accordance with the guidelines or not.

  • Please email [email protected] with any queries. If your query requires to be passed onto our medical adviser this will be done by our medical administrator (you may include ‘FAO Medical Adviser’ in the subject line of your email if you wish).