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17 hours ago, hsap said:

ECGs and chest x-rays aren't common in the UK


They are if you go to a place that specialises in medical exams for visas.  They will be familiar with doing all the tests requested on the form.


This was the cheapest I managed to find last year... it was £295 then, but looks like it's gone up to £325.  https://walkin-clinic.co.uk/medicals/china


I ended up paying £95 for a day-return to London on the train to get it done, because the nearest place I could find (Liverpool) wanted to charge... wait for it... £600.


Some people here have also reported being able to get some kind of certificate saying they don't need a medical, but I've no idea what the criteria for that would be.  Given we're still in the middle of a global pandemic I imagine that would be harder to do right now anyway.


btw, the visa application centres in the UK aren't currently accepting student visa applications. In fact they're only just starting to re-open for high-priority visa applications.

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I just got another visa medical done in Manchester, this time at Pall Mall medical https://www.pallmallmedical.co.uk/doctors/visa-medicals/


This was £355 for the basic medical including blood tests, ECG, x-ray and doctor's examination, but excluding blood group test — if you can provide a lab report showing your blood group on it already (it doesn't change!) then they will just copy it over.  I gave them a copy from a previous visa medical.  Otherwise the blood group test would add another £50.


Pall Mall also have clinics in Liverpool and Newton-le-Willows, for anyone else who might be in the area.


I was pleased with their service, very friendly and efficient, although I ended up with 3 separate appointments on a single day for some reason... they mentioned that COVID precautions mean they have to clean everything after every appointment and this spaces things out a bit. Since I was travelling 2 hours to Manchester from out of town this was preferable to multiple visits. 

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Marco Palingo

Hi everyone, 

Im applying for the PU letter to come to China and teach English. I had to do the medical check but my doctor didnt put normal beside the laboratory exam, chest x-ray exam, or the ECC. My doctor did give me the information of how I could get them (except for the ECC), but the person who is helping me get the PU letter, my recruiter for the school Im going to, told me to just write normal in those boxes myself. I did, and they PU letter is on the way, but although the school and my recruiter says its ok, im worried about it ethically and legally. Does anyone have any experience with this? Also, as a side note, what is the ECC? Could it perhaps mean an ECG? Thank you so much for the help!

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@Hassan20 The stamp on the medical forms is the standard stamp of the medical practice or service that does your tests. 

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On 12/28/2020 at 7:04 AM, Marco Palingo said:

Also, as a side note, what is the ECC? Could it perhaps mean an ECG?


Yes, I'll bet it is an electrocardiogram. (In other words, ECC is a typo; should be ECG.) 

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