Our new BIRMINGHAM location is at Vancouver House
111, Hagley Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham B16 8LB
COVID-19 UPDATE 07/08/2020
In light of the updated guidance from the CAA and Government, we have decided to resume our full AME practice. We have correct PPE and
procedures in place to keep us all safe. We have decided to resume work at one site in the first instance. We are open for bookings at the Vancouver House clinic in Birmingham. Appointments at
Halfpenny Green Airfield remain supended at the current time. We apologise for the inconvenience, but are adding extra days at Vancouver House to accommodate all of those who wish to have a medical.
The extensions are still in place and valid until 22/11/2020, for those who do not wish to have a face to face medical. Please plan accordingly as there may well be a large number of medical renewals
all due at that time. We are very much looking forwards to seeing you in due course. Please check back for updates.
COVID-19 UPDATE 07
The UK CAA have published exemptions for UK medical / licence holders. If you wish to avail of the UK medical certificate exemptions, please ensure you read the following
information. The latest medical exemption is ORS4 No 1408 which can be found here.
This exemption applies to all classes of medical certificate as follows –
If your medical certificate expires on or after 16 March 2020, but before 31
August 2020, it may be extended until 22 November 2020.
If your medical certificate expires on or after 1 September 2020, but before 22 November 2020,
it may be extended for a maximum
of 45 days but no later than 31 December 2020, whichever is the sooner.
In order to avail of these extension, ALL the following conditions must be
- Medical certificate holders who are under
additional medical surveillance (e.g. by their AME or the CAA) should continue to comply with the specified requirements (e.g. provision of reports) imposed by their AME or the CAA. Failure to do so
may invalidate their medical certificate and/or the applicability of this exemption. If difficulties arise the certificate holder should contact their AME who may need to be advised by the
- To demonstrate compliance with Part MED aircrew
and ATCOs should carry their (expired) medical certificate and a copy of the exemption notice as part of their licence
- You must not have experienced any reduction in
medical fitness – if this is the case you cannot use the exemption and will require a medical examination.
Please also note the following.
- If you meet ALL of the criteria contained in the exemption, simply print off a copy and keep it with your (expired) medical certificate in your
licence. You do not need to apply for an extension or contact the CAA/AME
Please note the above exemption is applicable to UK-issued medical certificate holders only. Other aviation authorities have also issued exemptions as follows;
The IAA exemption can be found here
In the meantime, we will of course remain available for any queries and casework,
including reports of fit and unfit status. Please contact us by email (either via the website contact form or my usual email address) and we will reply as soon as possible. We will answer your
e mails as soon as possible.
- Please contact us for advice if the additional surveillance clause
applies to you; we will be able to advise what is required in conjunction with the CAA medical department
- It is fully recognised that there may well be difficulties in
obtaining specialist reports and investigations at this time; again, please contact us via email and we will be able to assist if you are experiencing any problems.
Stay safe and see you soon.
Lucinda and Ben
Dr L Homer and Dr B Empson
UK Class 1
UK Class 2
UK Cabin Crew
UK Class 3
Please could all pilots bring a completed Med 160 Application to their medical (Available in Downloads)
Please note Dr Homer no longer performs LAPL medicals