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Medical guidelines and forms

BAS Employees - please direct all completed medical forms to:

Charlotte Peck chacka@bas.ac.uk

Summer Visitors - please direct all completed medical forms to:

Hana Leithgoe hathgo@bas.ac.uk

Alternatively fax or post forms to

Fax +44 (0) 1223 362616

British Antarctic Survey
High Cross
Madingley Road

The BAS Medical unit is based in Plymouth. They review everyone's medical status before deployment, both Arctic and Antarctic.

The BASMU 3 is the self assessment form that must be filled out for every deployment.

A medical done by a doctor (the BASMU 4) must be done on your first deployment, and thereafter according to age, unless requested by BASMU.

  • 5 yearly review medical until age 35
  • 3 yearly review medical thereafter to age 50 Annual review after 50

All papers are reviewed by BASMU on a case by case basis, depending upon the individual and the destination, and length of deployment.

Although Personnel will check that all staff on Antarctic duty are medically screened before travelling South, please note that it is also the responsibility of the individual to ensure they complete all the required procedures.

Wintering staff will be required to undergo blood donor screening as per the BAS policy on this issue. Summer staff are encouraged to provide their blood group if known.

The “review” will continue to be either a full medical or consultation on the recommendation of BASMU and final decision on a member of staff’s fitness will rest with the BASMU Medical Director, Dr Anne Hicks.

Medical Guidelines/Requirements

(Please read first)

  • Medical requirements for BAS Antarctic / Arctic employment or deployment pdf | rtf
  • Medical Aspects of Living and Working in Antarctica (BASMU 2) pdf
  • Medical insurance guidelines for Non BAS Staff pdf | rtf

Forms and Policy Documents

  • BASMU 1 - Antarctic Service Application Medical Form (if applying for employment with BAS) pdf | rtf
  • BASMU 2 - Medical Aspects of Living and Working in Antarctica pdf | rtf
  • BASMU 3 - Medical Questionnaire (Including Consent Form) pdf | rtf
  • BASMU 4 – Medical Examination Form (completion by examining doctor) pdf | rtf
  • BASMU 5 – Notes for Examining Doctor pdf | rtf
  • BASMU 6 – Blood Transfusion Policy and Blood Group / Donor Consent Form pdf | rtf
  • Blood Testing Information Sheet pdf | rtf
  • BASMU 7 – Antarctic/Arctic Summer season dental form pdf | rtf
  • BASMU 8 – BAS Wintering Staff Dental Assessment pdf | rtf
  • BAS Medical Requirement Check List pdf | rtf
  • List of Immunisations Required pdf | rtf
  • Medical Insurance (Summer Visitors only) pdf | rtf
  • Policy on Pregnancy in the Antarctic and Arctic pdf | rtf
  • BAS Immunisation Policy pdf | rtf


For any queries relating to Medical forms and policies please consult:

BAS Medical Unit (BASMU) Contact Details

Tel: +44 (0) 1752 315220
Fax: +44 (0) 1752 315219

Pete Marquis, email: petermarquis@nhs.net Susan Lawrey, email: susanlawrey@nhs.net

BAS Medical Unit
Emergency Dept
Derriford Hospital