Got my provisional offer through in early October for an April start, my background checks on the dsv portal are saying completed.... Do they send you for your ENG1 medical when the checks are done or can they send you before they are complete?
You can get a lovely amount of gunk from the aftermath of a BCG jab. I remember at school we would all press down from the top of the lump and see how much would come out. I now have a nice scar because of that.
I was told to book my medical towards the end of my checks. It's not necessarily the case that when the DSV portal says 'complete' that the SC check is done- mine said complete and then a week later I had a letter requesting more information.
As for BCG, I too had to get that done. It was a nightmare to find somewhere to do it, cost a fortune, was a nightmare - discharging gunk like an alien during BLD and still isn't healed properly 2.5 months later.
That's pretty standard, GPs only give BCG to babies these days - I was surprised at how difficult it was to get that jab. I was also stung by a 'worldwide shortage' of typhoid vaccination, luckily my practice nurse was pretty switched on and had a solution for that one (her son was ex RN so was super helpful). I ended up going private for: yellow fever; Mantoux test; BCG & MMR. I know I could've got MMR on NHS but due to the issue of live vaccines etc, I opted to pay for it and have it the same time as the yellow fever.
I'd not had any jabs since 1991, the RFA was good for me - it made me man up and deal with my needle phobia. Plus there are now many thing I can't catch, bonus.
While you're about Bleeh, seeing as anyone who can access this site (everyone in the world in fact) knows where you're going and on what date, once you've posted where you're coming from for all to see, stick down your bank account number and D.O.B.. Or alternatively PM your personal details, far safer.