medical

  1. K

    Appealing the medical

    Hi there, I received a letter from the navy yesterday to say they regret to inform me that my application has been rejected. This is on the grounds that I had an MRI scan on my ankle in May which showed to have a thinned ligament (nothing serious, the doc offered physio but advised me not to...
  2. G

    Medical Question

    Hey all, I just had my medical exam the other day - a potential hickup I was hoping someone might be able to give me advice on. When they were checking my blood pressure it was unusually high. It's happened in the past that when I'm actually being tested it shoots up, whereas normally it's very...
  3. T

    Waiting to hear back from capita - anyone else?

    Hi - just seeing if this is normal wait time. My 16 yr old son had his telephone call from the triage nurse from capita one month ago and he thinks she told him that he would get an email asking him to go for a medical within a couple of weeks as the only thing on his questionnaire was a...
  4. MrTee147

    Appealing A PMU

    I have just received news that I am PMU due to having a metal plate in my wrist. I have had it for 10 years and have had no problems at all with it since it was put in. I am considering an appeal and am wondering if there is anyone out there who knows of any successful or unsuccessful appeals...
  5. L

    Migraines

    What happens if you don't tell Capita or the Royal Navy that you've ever had a migraine in the past and you were to get one whilst training?
  6. jjake101

    Medical issues

    There's only one thing im concerned about and thats the Medical and it's enough to make me wonder if it's worth me even applying. After the age of 5 I received 2 steroid inhalers (the brown one - cant remember what it was exactly), one for Pneumonia (in 2002 - I also stayed over-night in...
  7. DontDrown

    TMU "Old War Story" Usual Boring Queries; but any advice most welcome!

    Simple question: last week after my telephone interview with the CAPITA Triage Nurse, I received my automated standard email advising that due to several historical medical 'queries' (e.g. issues such as having an operation on a leg vein when I was fifteen) that I had flagged within my written...
  8. S

    Career as a Nurse in the Navy at 27/28?...

    Hi all, Im currently in my second year of my Adult nursing training, I will be 27 when I graduate. I'd love to apply to do nursing in the Royal Navy. I have messaged the recruitment team on facebook and they said I can start applying when I start my third year. Im just a bit concerned il be...
  9. A

    Asthma

    I went to the Royal Navy frequently asked questions section to see what the status on joining with Asthma was. I got a complete non-answer of: "Each case is assessed on an individual basis, so the best thing to do would is speak to your local Careers Advisers for advice." Can any of you give...
  10. A

    Made a mistake on medical form, declared TMU

    Hi everyone, I am a typically harrassed middle aged mother of three boys, the oldest of which is in the process of applying to join the RN. He asked me to help him with dates of all the times he has fallen over and hurt himself playing rugby to put on his medical form, as I had wiped some of...
  11. R

    Colour deficient (colour blindness)

    Hi I am going to pop into a recruitment office this next week to start the processes of an application to the Navy. I am colour blind - but going for a branch with CP4 standards. Does anyone know of any national chain of opticians that does the lantern test and possibly the wires test? I...
  12. A

    TMU Help please!!

    Hey all, I have been following this site for a while now, ever since I put my application in for the Royal Navy for AET or "WAFU" four months ago, and this is my first time posting. I passed my RT two months ago and finally had my triage medical phone call last week, and unfortunately I was...
  13. N

    Navy medical question

    Not sure if anything similar to this has been posted elsewhere but I couldn't see anything and I've had a good look. Long story short, I have recently been at the hospital and through a camera test as I was getting an upset stomach often, been told I had a few peptic ulcers inside me. It was...
  14. N

    Royal Navy Medical - Peptic Ulcers

    Not sure if anything similar to this has been posted elsewhere but I couldn't see anything and I've had a good look. Long story short, I have recently been at the hospital and through a camera test as I was getting an upset stomach often, been told I had a few peptic ulcers inside me. It was...
  15. U

    One Wall After Another

    Ever since I was young I have wanted to be a member of the Royal Navy. Specifically the Royal Marines. With this goal in mind I have always stayed fit from a very young age. I am incredibly passionate about joining up and honestly don't see my life going any other way. Though I have a couple of...
  16. M

    Surgery

    Hi everyone got a problem About 8 months ago i developed a groin disruption. In other words the muscles on the right side of my groin tore and are out of place. Training for the marines might have overdone it Only option is surgery and part of the surgery is putting a wire mesh in my groin to...
  17. C

    Navy medical standards

    Hi Im hoping to join the Royal Navy, however I had a benign brain tumour (pilocystic astrocytoma) 6 1/2 years ago. It was fully resected and has caused my no problems at all. I have come across certain standards saying if after 5 years there is no reoccurrence then you should be fine but I...
  18. J

    Medical

    Hi all, I have just passed the RT and am waiting for an interview date. Having looked through all joining conditions I have realized its possible that i may not pass the medical. I experienced depression two years ago (which got pretty bad but i don't want to go into details). I have not been...
  19. N

    BMI below 25?

    I have an interview in July for RFA Seaman Apprentice which, obviously, I plan to pass. If I were to take a medical the next day I'd fail though because my BMI is more than 25. Does anyone know how long the gap is between interview and medical? I can get below 25 but it'll take a while....
  20. V

    Royal Navy medical concerns, bankark shoulder repair

    Hello all, firstly, I really like the forum and hope I am posting correctly. Brief bit of history, I was a volunteer police officer in civvie life (specials) and whilst at my day job, I damaged my shoulder, I tore the Labrum. Subsequently had repair surgery in January 2014. Upon application to...
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