Discussion in 'Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting' started by Cab, Oct 7, 2016.
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Thankyou in advance
Have a check of the search box (top right) there have been loads of problems with the medical side.
My son had his initial medical at the beginning of Feb this year and finally got the ok from his Afco via capita in July so it is a waiting game, it was awful but worth the wait, he's just waiting for his date for Raleigh....good luck
The frustration is appreciated.
It sounds like the medical suitability issue is borderline and that once the requested information was produced, it was forwarded to the Senior Medical Officer (Service Entries) for review.
Very often there are medical issues which can only be reviewed by a service consultant in the relevant field of expertise and obviously priority is given to those needing specialist treatment rather than those aspiring to join.
All that said, the Service Entry Medical Cell has recently quadrupled their manpower to four service health professionals and the turn-around times, in my recent experience are considerably faster.
The problem with a careers adviser pushing an individual case for a speedy resolution is that the quick answer is very often 'no go, job done' as they will nearly always err on the side of caution if pressed in the medical sphere.
As stated from the outset, the frustration really is appreciated as the careers staff want to move things forward but are pretty much powerless to produce the goods until the healthcare professionals make the decision.
Best of luck.
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