Problems with occupational health Watch

Jenx301
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So I have a place for September to study mental health nursing. I have the grades etc but I had an occupational health assessment and they got me to speak to a doctor. He said I am not able to start in September due to my mental health. I was wondering if this decision only applies to Nottingham or it I tried manchester (had an offer there too) would I have another chance? Or does one occupational health decision apply to all uni?

Is is possible to appeal? My GP, care co and psychiatrist are all happy for me to do it. In fact I was discharged from the cmht as I was due to start September. I spoke to my GP about it today and she said she thinks I am well enough.

Basically is there anything I can do?

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Hi

So I have a place for September to study mental health nursing. I have the grades etc but I had an occupational health assessment and they got me to speak to a doctor. He said I am not able to start in September due to my mental health. I was wondering if this decision only applies to Nottingham or it I tried manchester (had an offer there too) would I have another chance? Or does one occupational health decision apply to all uni?

Is is possible to appeal? My GP, care co and psychiatrist are all happy for me to do it. In fact I was discharged from the cmht as I was due to start September. I spoke to my GP about it today and she said she thinks I am well enough.

Basically is there anything I can do?

Thanks
Firstly, you need to find out exactly why you didn't pass. Generally OH do not recommend rejecting a student lightly so they should have a good reason. Usually this is because they feel the course would either put you or vulnerable service users at risk.

Depending what the reason is, you may be able to look elsewhere or ask to appeal the decision (although this is unlikely to be successful, but may be worth a shot). Each university has their own OH system, so you would get a different assessment at each. There is some degree of subjectivity to the process, so you may find you have more success elsewhere, but obviously it really does depend where you are at in terms of your mental health and the reasons for your rejection.

If you haven't already, it may be worth having a look at our guide on the OH process: https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho...2#post76659932
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