What is additional medical information?

In October 2022, we will be introducing additional medical information functionality to the RIW System that will allow the management of a variety of medical information that is not a rail health assessment (medical) or a drug & alcohol assessment (current system functionality).  This new functionality uses the same secure management applied in the RIW System, so cardholders can be assured that their personal information is managed in accordance with the Permission Access Agreement.

Some examples of additional medical information could include:

  • Immunisations
  • Colour blindness tests
  • Lead and silica monitoring
  • Audiometric monitoring

Additional Medical Information can be added to a cardholder's RIW profile directly by an Authorised Health Professional or uploaded and verified by the RIW Service Desk.  This functionality will also allow for items to expire after a set period, allowing companies to manage monitoring reassessments or boosters.

Additional medical information may be included as a job role requirement, contributing to its validity, which could affect a cardholder's access to site.

As this is new functionality, we are currently compiling additional medical information types in the RIW System. To request a new additional medical information type, complete the Request for item to be added to the Additional Medical Information. The relevant State Chief Medical Officer, Chief Medical Officers Council, or National Rail Industry Operations Committee will review and approve requests before they are added to the RIW System. 

Further information will be available closer to release.

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