Yes, but only after a job offer has been made and only if it complies with data protection requirements. The Equality Act 2010 prohibits employers from asking job applicants questions about their health before offering them employment – although there are some exceptions.
If you intend to ask prospective employees to complete a medical questionnaire after making them an offer of employment, you will need to ensure that it has a legal basis to do so under the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), as this will amount to processing personal data. You would be a legal basis to process personal data, if processing is necessary to establish an employee’s fitness to do particular work, in order (say) to comply with health and safety obligations.
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