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Certification - SCUBA

What should you do if a patient wants you to confirm their suitability to do SCUBA diving?

This is not part of GMS so you do not have to provide this service to your patients. You may do so if you feel competent to make this assessment. If you do this work you must consider how you resource this non-NHS work in your already busy day and charge accordingly.

UK Diving Medical Committee information webpage

This website explains standards of fitness required for those of your patients who have conditions that might increase the risk of diving (including asthma, epilepsy, mental health)

It also includes a list of medical referees who can offer this service to your patients

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Updated on Wednesday, 28 June 2023 3281 views