Dartmouth Medical

Discussion in 'Health & Fitness' started by AwesPos93, Feb 2, 2015.

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  1. I'm joining BRNC this year and just wanted to find out exactly what happens at the medical upon joining. Is this as intense as the pre-joining one? Does the PMO have direct access to your medical records or is it a case of them asking for a report from your GP?

  2. Would be interesting to find out some info on this!
  3. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    The only difference between the AFCO Medical and the medical at BRNC, besides the physical probing aspect with the big pointy stainless steel thingy, is the one at BRNC involves a check of your medical records, vaccinations & blood grouping.

    The PMO can access your civilian medical records if required, as you will have signed a consent form permitting access in the initial medical questionnaire - which is also included with the medical documentation sent to BRNC.

    The thing to be aware of, not that anyone is suggesting anything untoward, is that any undeclared but pre-existing medical condition that comes to light in the first couple of months will invariably result in discharge if it is listed as a condition that is a bar to entry in the eligibility notes; http://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/careers/how-to-join/apply/~/media/3cd18a33f80c4133967cfc4351756df6.ashx
  4. Sounds like AP93 has something to hide.
  5. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    It's difficult to imagine why anyone who's been upfront at the AFCO medical would be bothered about follow-up medical examinations, or indeed feel anxious enough to specifically enquire.

    The only other thing that springs to mind is perhaps recreational drugs use and that aspect is not an integral element of the medical, but a mandated part of the compulsory drugs testing that takes place during initial training for everyone, then randomly throughout a service career.
  6. The problem is where you don't make a link between your new career and (for example) the incident of sunburn you had when five years old. The medics will go through your medical history with a very jaundice eye and quiz you on every entry, if they can make a case that you 'might' fail one of those conditions then you are out.
  7. Ah I long for the old days when if an applicant had no chin or no spine then he was assured of his place in the bun house:oops:
  8. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    That's one of the reasons young people are advised to talk to their parents regarding their medical history when completing the AFCO medical questionnaire.

    One of the snags we're seeing increasingly is people failing to declare stuff which they think no longer relevant - broken bones in their youth etc., Unless they produce the detail at the initial medical it can add weeks/months to their application.....or result in discharge if not declared.

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