For anyone who has been through a Class 1 medical in the UK, when they run through your medical history what sort of questions are they asking?


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In the general medical examination they will go through the medical history you have written in FORM MED 160.

  • $\begingroup$ Ok thanks. And where is the bar in terms of when to tick yes to a question on the medical history? i.e. do they want to know about every GP visit you've ever had, or only positive diagnoses? $\endgroup$
    – Bill
    Mar 2, 2021 at 13:50
  • $\begingroup$ @Bill The form clearly asks if you have ever had specific medical conditions, not about routine GP visits. $\endgroup$
    – StephenS
    Mar 2, 2021 at 19:45
  • $\begingroup$ You need to fill in the form according to the instructions written in the last page. In doubt, you can ask or clarify on the day of the examination $\endgroup$
    – Afe
    Mar 2, 2021 at 23:26

I could not find information on specific questions but ICAO Annex 1 (to which the UK adheres) states that:

An applicant for any class of Medical Assessment shall be required to be free from:

a) any abnormality, congenital or acquired; or

b) any active, latent, acute or chronic disability; or

c) any wound, injury or sequelae from operation; or

d) any effect or side-effect of any prescribed or non-prescribed therapeutic, diagnostic or preventive medication taken;

such as would entail a degree of functional incapacity which is likely to interfere with the safe operation of an aircraft or with the safe performance of duties.

There is also a note that says that use of herbal medication and alternative treatment modalities requires particular attention to possible side-effects.

The questions may be formulated in such a way as to meet these requirements.


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