CAA & FAA Aviation Medicals, Casework, and Ophthalmology

for pilots, air traffic controllers, and cabin crew

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My name is John Pitts. My qualifications are BSc (Hons) MB ChB LLM FRCP FRCS FRCOphth DAvMed.

The MB ChB is my medical degree from Glasgow Uni. The LLM is a masters in medical law from Cardiff Uni, where my dissertation was in aviation regulation. The FRCP dates from my time working in general medicine and neurology. The FRCS and FRCOphth are my qualification as an eye surgeon, and the DAvMed is my postgraduate qualification in aviation medicine. I am based in London, mainly at London Bridge, and am establishing a practice in Shoreham-by-Sea

I offer CAA & FAA pilot medicals, casework, and ophthalmology services for pilots and cabin crew.

Practice Locations

Keats House
24-26 St Thomas Street 

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Special arrangement:
One Welbeck Heart Health
Heathrow Medical Services



I strongly respect your right to dignity during medical examination.

Intimate examination (i.e. breast, testicular and rectal examination) is not part of aircrew medicals. A chaperone is always present for female medicals and can be arranged for male medicals – just ask! If you wish, you can download self-examination leaflets below.

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Due to the Covid-19 crisis, and the government’s advice on social distancing and non-essential journeys, and my return to NHS work, I am restricting the number and nature of pilot medicals I am booking. Clients should bear in mind that extensions to validity of commercial medical certificates have been adopted by the UK CAA. Please see their website for details. Before attending a medical, please confirm that you have not had symptoms in the last week, or have been in contact in the last two weeks with someone who has symptoms. Please wear a face covering to your medical. Please note that I will check your forehead temperature before proceeding on the day.
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