Medical impact statements

If a sudden or severe medical issue or chronic illness affects your ability to sit an examination or submit a major piece of work for assessment, you may be entitled to special consideration. 

Special consideration is granted only in exceptional circumstances, and you must provide documentary evidence to support your claim.

There are some non-medical grounds under which special consideration is granted, but all medical claims must include a medical impact statement, to be completed by your professional practitioner and submitted with your application form.

If granted special consideration, you will be awarded one chance to sit another examination or re-submit an assessment at a different date, which you must be available to do.

If you're living with a chronic illness you may also be eligible for additional support, including reasonable adjustments to your assessment activities. See our information on AccessAbility to learn more.