Medical complex issue - help

Dollface

Newbie
Hi there. Would you kindly give me your advice on my issue. I am at the point of TMU with my medical, which is fine. I had already requested a copy of my medical history to be on the safe side that I hadn’t forgotten anything. Upon receipt I was shocked to find an entry on there dated feb 2014 detailing some depressive issues. At risk of DSH, life ending thoughts etc. My mum has a long medical history of mental health issues so I called her to ask about the entry as this is not the first time the dr has put info pertaining to my mum on my record (we have same initial of first name, same middle name & last name). My mum confirmed this was a visit she had made & I’m now in talks with the Dr’s to get this corrected BUT I have been warned this is a lengthy process. One issue I have is that the position I applied for caps at 34 years so I’m relying on being entered for this years May intake otherwise I’ve lost my chance. So, IF I resubmit a new medical questionnaire with this incorrect info on & explain during the new triage call what’s going on, I will be Tmu’d again but this time with an additional query on these mental health entries. If I suck it up for now to prevent delay, is it going to affect me terribly where I am barred? Now, I’ve done some research on here concerning Medical’s. I saw some Depression related posts referring to 3 years since last depression Issues is ok but not ones referring to DSH etc. So I’m not sure if they would be classed as different or the same thing for the navy. I’m really stuck but ultimately just want to progress my application as quick as possible. Any advice for me?
 

FuryIsHere

Badgeman
Question have you spoke to your AFCO about this mix up with your medical records, also is it possible with your new medical questionnaire that your GP could write a cover letter and explain the situation to CAPITA?
 

photface

Lantern Swinger
Hi there. Would you kindly give me your advice on my issue. I am at the point of TMU with my medical, which is fine. I had already requested a copy of my medical history to be on the safe side that I hadn’t forgotten anything. Upon receipt I was shocked to find an entry on there dated feb 2014 detailing some depressive issues. At risk of DSH, life ending thoughts etc. My mum has a long medical history of mental health issues so I called her to ask about the entry as this is not the first time the dr has put info pertaining to my mum on my record (we have same initial of first name, same middle name & last name). My mum confirmed this was a visit she had made & I’m now in talks with the Dr’s to get this corrected BUT I have been warned this is a lengthy process. One issue I have is that the position I applied for caps at 34 years so I’m relying on being entered for this years May intake otherwise I’ve lost my chance. So, IF I resubmit a new medical questionnaire with this incorrect info on & explain during the new triage call what’s going on, I will be Tmu’d again but this time with an additional query on these mental health entries. If I suck it up for now to prevent delay, is it going to affect me terribly where I am barred? Now, I’ve done some research on here concerning Medical’s. I saw some Depression related posts referring to 3 years since last depression Issues is ok but not ones referring to DSH etc. So I’m not sure if they would be classed as different or the same thing for the navy. I’m really stuck but ultimately just want to progress my application as quick as possible. Any advice for me?

This is 100% what happened to me. I appealed with a letter from the doctor saying that it was an information input error and that I had never had said medical issues.

I don’t know if you’ll be in the same boat as far as winning the appeal but it certainly helped in the interim time between the doctors acknowledging it was an error and them fixing the error.


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Dollface

Newbie
I’ve tried calling AFCO last 2 days but no answer. Left a message on a mobile I was given on RN Chat so awaiting a callback. The GP manager is not being very helpful. I’ve also been waiting 2 days for a callback from them just to give me some direction of what will happen & how long it might take. Bummer all round really
 

photface

Lantern Swinger
6 months ish...

Be aware though that it was not during Covid so it could be significantly longer at this time.


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Cheeese

Midshipman
I mean I launched my appeal End of November related to the same sort of issues, Just got a email from the Naval Doctor, I just got the green light about 4 days ago. My AFCO told me the jobs roles that they need the most are the ones they're trying to get through the quickest, I'm going in as a Warfare Specialist then again I've been in before so they already had most of my records to hand.
 

Dollface

Newbie
That helps! I have just forwarded another medical questionnaire with the incorrect entries detailed on it as if they are my own. I would rather risk a PMU decision from it than delay the process until it’s fixed & miss my opportunity. Given it was so long ago anyway, might not even matter hence no reason to delay given it might be ok. Cross fingers
 

Chris P

War Hero
Some of those practice managers (not just the medical proffession either) take a lot on themselves and can be a real pain in the arse (being polite I won't go any further!!:mad:), see if you can get an appointment with your GP and explain the situation to him face to face..
 

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