Medical Question

Discussion in 'Health & Fitness' started by DanDan, May 14, 2012.

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  1. Hey guys,

    I'm new to the forums, will have my medical coming up soon however about 5 months ago I was sent for 6x 30 mins 'counselling' sessions by the doctor following a bereavement in my family. I wasnt on any medication at all, and im totally fine, I didnt really need the sessions I only went to make my folks happy.

    Will this go against me for my medical?

    Last edited: May 14, 2012
  2. I'd just keep quiet about it.
  3. Ahhh ok, but will the doctor not inform the medical examiner about this then? I never mentioned it on my questionnaire
  4. Probably not. Unless the medical examiner finds anything wrong, they probably won't even speak to your GP
    If you wait a few minutes, there's someone here who is actually a Doctor, he'll be along in a moment
  5. ahh excellent, I will stop worrying about it then haha!
  6. Declare everything, it will be on your med doc's probably considering a doctor sent you in the first place. Mike777 isn't yet serving so his well meaning advice could bite you in the arse later on.

    I'm sure Angrydoc and our resident recruiters will agree but if you weren't prescribed any meds I'm sure you'll be fine. You wouldn't want to get booted at Raleigh for fraudulent entry now, would you.
  7. Ah ok then, i'll inform them once I go!! Deffo dont want to be kicked out at that point haha
  8. Wrecker's right. It took them about seventeen years to discover that I was a mental and by then they couldn't be arsed to kick me out.
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  9. hahaha!! im hardly a mental, I dont think lol
  10. Everyone's a mental. It's the degree of mental that matters.

    It can be ace in the good times.
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  11. this is true!! once ive had a few drinks, I swear the devil lives inside of me
  12. Which one?

    I have several.

    Some are nice.

    Some are bad.

    Some are from the Isle of Man. Though not many to be honest.
  13. only the nice live within me hahaha :p
  14. Declare it. If you don't then we'll probably find out when you're in RALEIGH and we'll say bye bye at that point. That goes for anyone who has "snuck through" (mike777) - be honest and you may still be ok - if we find out you lied (and we usually do - more medical checks happen during basic training) then its an immediate discharge.

    Regarding the medical issue, you won't have any problems from that.
  15. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    Just to add, lest the unwary fall foul:

    If the Medical Questionnaire specifically asks the question and it's not truthfully answered, applicants can face legal proceedings for obtaining money by deceit in addition to being discharged.

    Applicants should note the last page of the questionnaire bears the heading: "Consent to release Personal Medical Information" under which the applicant signs, dates & prints their name. This allows the Service Medical authorities to access your entire medical records, so telling porkies or withholding information only works until the records are checked.

    The medical standards for entry are probably more rigidly applied now than at any point in the past. Whilst the change-over to a civilian contracted company initially let a few howlers slip through the net, the screening procedure & indeed the medical examination protocols have really tightened. I'd guess there will hardly be a single AFCO in the country that has not had to ring-up an eager, ready-to-join recruit only weeks from entry, only to deliver the crushing blow by announcing: "Sorry Lofty, a medical issue now means your provisional entry date has been withdrawn..."

    Play safe & it will not come back to bite you.
  16. What would be my best plan of action now seeing as i've sent my forms back, ring up and tell them I have forgot to add it on, or wait until my medical and then say something??
  17. I would suggest giving your Careers Advisor a call, Dan. Just explain that you weren't sure at the time about whether this information needed to be added.

    If you can, give him/her a ring now, as you will get him/her before things get busy in the AFCO.
  18. Cheers guys! Just spoke to the careers advisor, he say's it's OK that I haven't put it down because I didnt have any medication and the doctor will probably talk to me about it, but its no big problem :)

    *I can breath a sigh of relief now haha*
  19. Storm in a teacup, honesty is the best policy and any other idioms you can think of.
  20. I definitely feel much better about it now haha

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