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Certification - SCUBA

Updated on Tuesday, 19 February 2019, 833 views

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 Sport Diving Medical Information Webpage - link

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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