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What does ‘raise a concern’ about a health condition mean?

An employer could ‘raise a concern’ about how you managed a health condition if:

  • your behaviour or performance was affected
  • you didn’t follow independent medical or workplace advice about how to manage risks relating to your health condition
  • you didn’t tell your employer about risks relating to your health condition.

An employer could ‘raise a concern’ about how your health condition affected your ability to work as a doctor if it:

  • caused you to act unprofessionally
  • made you unable to perform your role as a doctor
  • caused you to fail parts of your medical course or miss deadlines more than once.

What is informal communication?

Your employer might talk to you or email you informally after you’ve been unwell to make sure you’re well enough to study. For example, after a one-off illness or surgery. We don’t consider this to be raising a concern.