The approved doctor's manual

The manual for Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) approved doctors (ADs) carrying out medical assessments for seafarers.


Approved Doctor's Manual: seafarer medical examinations, November 2018 edition

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This manual is for the ADs who carry out the ENG1 medical examinations on seafarers serving aboard UK flagged ships.

It details all the procedures to be followed to MCA’s standards, ensuring:

  • compliance with statutory requirements
  • good medical practice
  • accountability
Published 1 May 2014
Last updated 30 November 2018 + show all updates
  1. Updated AD Manual.
  2. New AD Manual attached
  3. New AD Manual attached
  4. Updated Approved Doctor's Manual: seafarer medical examinations, February 2018 edition
  5. Update; The Approved Doctors Manual - April 2015 Edition
  6. First published.