Medical appeal

Parsmac

Midshipman
Hello all,

I am looking for some advice on what is best to put in my covering letter to go with my medical letter from my GP for my medical appeal. I really want to get into the Navy so want to make sure what I’m doing is the best it can be. I’m literally ready to go, got all the kit, constantly training to ensure I’m fit etc. I know 100% this is what I want to do and I won’t give up getting there but would obviously rather get in sooner rather than later hence wanting to ensure my medical appeal is the best it can be.
Some background is that I have failed my medical because in 2017 I was diagnosed with chronic migraines. I have since this date disputed this diagnosis as I knew I was not severely in pain, they didn’t affect my day to day like etc. I’m confident that if my GP letter explains things clearly I will pass the medical.
Any advice or help would be greatly appreciated
 
FWIW - I learned the following snippet from a pm R4 Dr/Patient discussion prog. a few weeks before Lockdown:

In the medical sense the term 'chronic' means long-standing whereas us lay mortals are inclined to assume that the medics are referring to it's alternative/other meaning = 'severe'.

For Medical Appeal try SEARCH , top RH corner area

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and with patience & perseverance you'll find what you need.
 

Parsmac

Midshipman
Hi, I used this cover letter format in the link below:

That thread was quite useful to get an idea on the process


Currently I'd imagine the appeal process to take a minimum of two months. Good luck.

Was this just the Triage call with the nurse or have you progressed to the General Entry to service medical?

Thankyou, I have started gathering my evidence and started my letter. This is disputing the decision of Capita. Unfortunately by the sounds of things I am one of many!
 

SeaHawk14

Badgeman
Thankyou, I have started gathering my evidence and started my letter. This is disputing the decision of Capita. Unfortunately by the sounds of things I am one of many!
Unfortunately so. Luckily the appeal goes to a board of Royal Navy doctors who will make the final decision. Best of luck with it, I hope you have a positive outcome.
 

Parsmac

Midshipman
Unfortunately so. Luckily the appeal goes to a board of Royal Navy doctors who will make the final decision. Best of luck with it, I hope you have a positive outcome.
It’s a shame that it goes to Capita in the first place but I understand that with the volume of applications it probably makes it easier. I will be giving this appeal everything I’ve got as I don’t want anything more than to be in the Royal Navy. Fingers crossed and again thank you for your help!
 

Waspie

War Hero
It’s a shame that it goes to Capita in the first place but I understand that with the volume of applications it probably makes it easier. I will be giving this appeal everything I’ve got as I don’t want anything more than to be in the Royal Navy. Fingers crossed and again thank you for your help!
Like all things in life, we can only play the cards we are dealt. In your case Capita.
Good luck, All you can do is give it your all.
 

Chris P

War Hero
Thankfully never had to deal with Capita when I jioned, recruiting office in Lincoln, pull ups on the bar accross the corner of the room and the doc did his thing there and then, signed on and that was it, two months later on the train to RAL.....16 years old, still a child :rolleyes:and a whole lot of growing up to follow!!
 
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