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Guidance for Medical Evidence


To register with Disability Services, sufficient evidence of a medical condition, disability or specific learning difficulty must be provided. 

What medical evidence is required?

For attention deficit (hyperactivity) disorders, autistic spectrum disorders, medical or health conditions, visual or hearing impairments, mental health difficulties and mobility difficulties a letter or medical report from, depending on the nature of the condition, a general practitioner, medical consultant or clinical psychologist is required. The letter or report should clearly outline:

  • The name of the condition and its associated symptoms. 
  • When the condition was diagnosed.
  • The implications of the condition on everyday life e.g. the effect it has on day to day activities; the effect it has, or can be expected to have on academic studies.
  • If the condition, due it its nature can fluctuate i.e. flare up or become worse at times.
  • How the condition is being treated or managed.
  • If there are any side effects of medication.

Statutory sick lines, prescriptions or photos of medication are not suitable evidence of a disability.

For Specific Learning Difficulties (e.g. Dyslexia, dyscalculia) a full diagnostic assessment report, from a Chartered Psychologist or Specialist Teacher who holds a current practising certificate in Specific Learning Difficulty (SpLD) Assessment is required.

How can I register with Disability Services?

Please follow the link below to start your registration with the Disability Service.

Disability registration questionnaire

How can I upload my medical evidence?

If you have already completed the registration questionnaire, but have additional medical evidence, please upload it via the link below.

Upload additional medical evidence


This information was last updated on Monday 23 May 2022.