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Medical Discharge Appeal

MikeShin

Midshipman
Hi,

I got kicked out of HMS Raleigh for being diagnosed with nocturnal enuresis. Even though I have a doctors note saying I do not have it HMS Raleigh refused to take me back. I want to take this further as I am angered that the only thing I wanted to do in life has been taken away from me so abruptly. Is there anyone higher who I may be able to write to? I believe I was victimised and unfairly treated.

Mike
 

Ninja_Stoker

War Hero
Moderator
As a matter of idle interest - How did the Royal Navy jump to the random and irrational conclusion that you piddled in your bed?

It's a bit different to tinnitus, your original concern.
 

Sumo

War Hero
Fuckin happened once or twice to me...although I never caught the bastard cos I was pissed out of my head at the time.
Another of life's mysteries eh?

That goes along with who shat in your mouth and knicked all your money whilst you were pissed and not able to defend yourself:angel8:
 

Waspie

War Hero
Move on Swampy!

Piss your bunk on board and your likely to get a 'wee' bit more than angry!!!!

More - thumped severely!
 

Pontius

War Hero
Surely I'm not the only one that had to Google the euphemism?

Yes, because you're the only person that managed to find one in a medical term.

Somebodies got to be the forum idiot

Since you're being clever and Googling things, please take the opportunity to study abbreviations, apostrophes and their correct use.
 

Ninja_Stoker

War Hero
Moderator
Pit Swamping and euphoniums aside, back to the OP's query regarding an appeal.

Whilst a GP may confirm there is no record of a previous medical history relating to the condition, this unfortunately, is not grounds for an appeal as it is not proof. Unless you've undergone very recent exhaustive specialist tests to confirm, you irrevocably do not suffer from this condition, my guess is the service will have good grounds to dispute your claim and reject it out of hand.

In other words, if 'Exhibit A' depicts a map of Africa on a mattress, it's no good claiming it is in fact South America. If there is an 'Exhibit B', or heaven forbid, a 'C', then without doubt, you're trying to take an 'upwind comfort break'.

In the event it was a "one off" episode, perhaps alcohol related and you can prove this with qualified supporting specialist medical evidence, then a brief letter of appeal should be sent to the AFCO Medical Examiner with the indisputable supporting evidence for consideration by the Senior Medical Officer (Service Entries).

Getting irate and writing to the First Sea Lord, the Queen, the ex-Pope, your MP etc., has all been tried before and doesn't alter the outcome unfortunately - unless there is qualified medical proof to dispute the diagnosis.
 

2cool

Lantern Swinger
Yes, because you're the only person that managed to find one in a medical term.



Since you're being clever and Googling things, please take the opportunity to study abbreviations, apostrophes and their correct use.

Please see signature for more info
 

MikeShin

Midshipman
Haha no it wasnt tinnitus in the end the ringing went. I am not gonna lie I am sure you all think im an absolute feckin idiotic muppet. On my posts I realise I come across as an idiot but believe me the Navy is my life and have never and probably never will want to do anything else. Ninja, would you be able to tell me where i can find address for Senior Medical Officer (Serivce Entries)?
 

Pontius

War Hero
Please see signature for more info

That's the point, you tool. It's not the plural of 'somebody' that you're attempting to type but an abbreviation of 'somebody has'. Sort out your gash English or don't even bother turning up for the AIB........in fact, just save Pusser the train fare to Pompey.
 

janner

MIA
Book Reviewer
Interesting one the old swamping the pit. Back in the mid '60's they were drafting people into Boats wholesale. There was a particular shortage of Sparkers for some reason. A load of us found our way to Blockhouse and were put into the old stables. Now Jumper really didn't want to be there, so decided that swamping was the way forward to get his discharge papers. Each morning there was his piss dripping pit, with Jumper laying in state. All was going well until the killick of the mess woke early and caught Jumper standing beside his pit pissing all over it. He then went to plan B.
 

Ninja_Stoker

War Hero
Moderator
Haha no it wasnt tinnitus in the end the ringing went. I am not gonna lie I am sure you all think im an absolute feckin idiotic muppet. On my posts I realise I come across as an idiot but believe me the Navy is my life and have never and probably never will want to do anything else. Ninja, would you be able to tell me where i can find address for Senior Medical Officer (Serivce Entries)?

A medical appeal has to be addressed to the AFCO Medical Examiner, care of your AFCO.

You need to put the medical evidence in a sealed envelope marked "protect medical" as it is personal information which your AFCO need not know about.

You need to put a covering letter with the medical evidence, with a brief explanation, something along the lines of:

Dear Sir

Ref: MikeShin (service number) (date of birth) MEDICAL APPEAL

Further to my medical discharge from the Naval Service by HMS RALEIGH on (dd/mm/yyyy), I enclose definitive, qualified, medical evidence in support of my appeal to meet the medical standard for entry. It is requested my submission to rejoin the service is forwarded for consideration by the Senior Medical Officer (Service Entries).

Yours Faithfully

Your AFCO will then forward you appeal to SMO(SE). Be aware the fact someone is angry, disappointed or disillusioned will not affect the decision either way, an appeal can only be upheld if the medical evidence categorically determines a previous diagnosis, in view of the evidence was incorrect.
 

soleil

War Hero
Mike

Exactly what precipitated this unfortunate turn of events? Something must have happened to suggest that there was some kind of problem.
 

Waspie

War Hero
Haha no it wasnt tinnitus in the end the ringing went. I am not gonna lie I am sure you all think im an absolute feckin idiotic muppet. On my posts I realise I come across as an idiot but believe me the Navy is my life and have never and probably never will want to do anything else. Ninja, would you be able to tell me where i can find address for Senior Medical Officer (Serivce Entries)?

Can you explain HOW the Navy is 'your life'. You haven't been in a dog watch or passed out of the training environment! Or is a case of being rejected and cast out!
 
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