Where there's a chance, ie: a borderline issue, it can mean that the case has been referred to the individual Service SME to determine whether, in their expert opinion, this particular issue is worth taking the chance and putting their name to taking the responsibility of letting you in "on risk". The reason it takes time is, same as in the NHS, service medical consultants have waiting lists.
Well done for having the patience to stick it out. I've no doubt we lose a good many candidates because they are kept in the dark for a considerable period and unable to communicate with the contracted company.
On the plus side it demonstrates that at least you were afforded to opportunity to succeed. A quick answer is often "no"
For the benefit of those that follow, if you know you have a condition that needs to be declared n the medical questionnaire, then it pays to produce a strong case in order to be passed fit from the outset rather than fail the initial medical, submit an appeal & go through the rigmarole of producing the required definitive medical evidence bit by bit as it is requested. Produce a solid case in support of your application from the outset & you may still need to be referred to a specialist for a decision, but it can save you a long wait & a lot of heartache and uncertainty along the way. Of course, hindsight is marvelous in retrospect but it pays to do the research.
Best of luck.
What kind of issues are the medically being failed on (if they're not too personal to say)?
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Heart murmurs, hypermobility & colour perception deficiencies are commonly identified as hitherto-unknown issues during routine AFCO medicals.
In my experience those with eyesight or hearing issues generally tend to know already but perhaps not the extent.
Unless things change, you are deemed fit to enter & the murmur declared "benign" with no routine follow-up actions required. If follow-up actions are required, the Medical Examiner should have advised.Now that mine has been picked up, investigated and 'accepted' (if that's the right term) by the RN, and if I'm lucky enough to start at Raleigh, would I be right in assuming the medical in the first few days will already be aware of this and I'm not likely to hit further snags on this issue alone? I'm not going to be told 'have another ECG' and sent away? I only ask as I still have 6+ months until a possible intake...
Unless things change, you are deemed fit to enter & the murmur declared "benign" with no routine follow-up actions required. If follow-up actions are required, the Medical Examiner should have advised.