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kran

Newbie
Hello,

Just been hit with the unfortunate news that I've been deemed PMU by Capita. The situation essentially goes that I had one bout of mild dermatitis (eczema) almost 8 years ago, all I was given was some aqueous cream (basically moisturiser) and told that it should dissipate soon. It was gone in a few weeks and I haven't been back since then for anything related to this. I barely ever moisturise either, so its not like I even get cases of dry skin regularly without obvious external reasons (exposed to sun too much). Despite how mild the condition was, I was deemed permanently medically unfit without and in person medical. Obviously my recruiter has advised me to appeal the case with my GP's signed approval too, and I am trying my best but I want to gather as much information about these sorts of situations as possible.

I was wanting to know if anyone here has experienced something similar, or knows anyone who can give me advice and information regarding this appeal process with regards to skin conditions, as in the basic requirements guidelines it states that the skin conditions that bar entry are chronic eczema or dermatitis, psoriasis and severe acne. Obviously I'm not a health professional, but I hardly think that this one flare counts as chronic eczema surely?

I also understand that it can differ from occupation and in my case I've got through every stage of the application for the UGAS engineering scheme and I'd be exposed to different lots of dangerous chemicals, oils, greases etc. but I've actually worked with boats and in a workshop, and I did chemistry A level and got my practical pass for the subject.

Any information regarding similar scenarios or advice regarding how to go about with my appeal letter and what I need my GP to confirm would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance,
Kyran
 

janner

MIA
Book Reviewer
Have a look at the search facility, this has been covered many times, there is also advice there on how to set out the appeal. Good luck
 

mick1199

Badgeman
Can’t speak from experience as to actually fielding an appeal but I’m in the middle of the medical stage now, just waiting for capita to confirm they’ve received info from my GP and setup a face to face medical. I also had very mild dermatitis as a kid (I think) and one random bout of psoriasis that I caught while on holiday. I don’t even know if I was prescribed anything but needless to say if they’re being that strict regarding PMUs I’m a little nervous as to the outcome for myself. Sounds a little extreme on their behalf. Can’t imagine how an 8 year old condition that hasn’t been an issue since would constitute a PMU.
 

soleil

War Hero
Hello,

Just been hit with the unfortunate news that I've been deemed PMU by Capita. The situation essentially goes that I had one bout of mild dermatitis (eczema) almost 8 years ago, all I was given was some aqueous cream (basically moisturiser) and told that it should dissipate soon. It was gone in a few weeks and I haven't been back since then for anything related to this. I barely ever moisturise either, so its not like I even get cases of dry skin regularly without obvious external reasons (exposed to sun too much). Despite how mild the condition was, I was deemed permanently medically unfit without and in person medical. Obviously my recruiter has advised me to appeal the case with my GP's signed approval too, and I am trying my best but I want to gather as much information about these sorts of situations as possible.

I was wanting to know if anyone here has experienced something similar, or knows anyone who can give me advice and information regarding this appeal process with regards to skin conditions, as in the basic requirements guidelines it states that the skin conditions that bar entry are chronic eczema or dermatitis, psoriasis and severe acne. Obviously I'm not a health professional, but I hardly think that this one flare counts as chronic eczema surely?

I also understand that it can differ from occupation and in my case I've got through every stage of the application for the UGAS engineering scheme and I'd be exposed to different lots of dangerous chemicals, oils, greases etc. but I've actually worked with boats and in a workshop, and I did chemistry A level and got my practical pass for the subject.

Any information regarding similar scenarios or advice regarding how to go about with my appeal letter and what I need my GP to confirm would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance,
Kyran

Kyran

Have a look at JSP 950 which contains the guidance on medical eligibility.

The paragraphs which will be of interest to you will be in Section 4:

Annex I Dermatological Pre-entry 4-I-1 to 4-I-2

 

NavyNew1

Midshipman
Dermatology seems to be strict at the moment.

I have been PMU'd from Navy during application for an incidence of dermatitis in childhood. JSP 950 states that because I have 'a history of it', its a bar to entry. I appealed with medical support stating that I have been 15+ years asymptomatic, no current conditions and that it has no affect on any activities but it is still a bar to entry.

It states they assess each case individually but unfortunately there seems to be very little leeway in the application of the JSP guidelines.

Good luck!
 
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