Medical records

Cd1710

Newbie
Hi all,
I'm new here but I have a question regarding the medical for the marines, 4 years ago now I went through a bit of a rough patch I split up with my partner she stopped me seeing my son and I ended up homeless (would rather I was homeless than her and my son) which was my choice and I think a choice any father would make, this caused me to feel down, I went to the council to see what help I could get in getting a place who simply told me I wasn't classed as vulnerable so they couldn't help me (here's mistake no1) so I decided if I went to the doctor and explained my situation I might get some form of help he told me that as I felt down I should take anti depessives on which I replied I don't think I need them I just simply need to speak with a specialist to get things off my chest (he prescribed anti depressants anyway) so I cashed them in at the chemist and then took them to another chemist to dispose of them correctly as I was refusing to take medication I didn't want or need, I contacted therapy for you to have a chat with someone who then delved into my past and who I explained to I had isuues with anger at the age of 14-15 and haven't felt angry since (this was mistake no2 as the therapist then told me I needed anger management for an issue that wasn't there) I have recently found out by discussing with my gp that the therapist had misunderstood everything I had said had happened in the past as a teenager thinking I meant it was happening now as an adult, so everytime I went to the doctors the doctor was pushing anti depressants onto me after me telling him many times that I don't need nor want them, so this has all been put in my medical records (I wasn't very impressed to say the least as a short period of struggling due to events that hadn't affected me much had caused a huge impact on my medical records) I had complained to the practice manager regarding the issues who booked me an appointment with a different gp who informed me that all he could do is refer me to a therapist to confirm that I Don have any issues with mental health or depression he also claimed that it is unlikely they would accept an referral to say somebody is well, I am now in contact with the ombudsman for the medical practitioners (not their correct name but you know who I mean) in order to correct my medical records as to the fact I am not nor have ever been depressed, now you've got a little context to my issue my question is this:
If I filled in and sent off my medical papers now and wrote a covering letter explaining everything in detail would there be a possibility of my application getting accepted or would it be better for me to wait until I hear back from the ombudsman and continue my application then?

I understand this might be a stupid question to most but I'd rather ask it and know the answer than not ask it and waste the armed forces time and money.

Thanks in advance for the help
 

fishhead

War Hero
@Cd1710 Regretfully there is no-one on this forum who can give you an opinion. The usual advice is to proceed with your application and then deal with any medical issues if they arise. You then have the option to appeal and decision saying you are Permanently Unfit(PMU) or Temporary Unfit(TMU). The onus is then on yourself to present proof that the decision is incorrect. The AFCO will then guide you through this system.
I hope this helps. Good luck
 

soleil

War Hero
Hi Cd1710!

As your interest is in joining the Royal Marines, your best bet is to repost your question on the special forum dedicated to recruitment to the Royal Marines. At least two of the people who post on there are current/past Royal Navy Careers Advisors, so you can be sure that they will give you good advice.

Here you go:

 

Cd1710

Newbie
Your a diamond thank you if I was to fail to my medical for the marines due to this would it be worth me applying for the navy or would it be a fail accross the board?
 

soleil

War Hero
Your a diamond thank you if I was to fail to my medical for the marines due to this would it be worth me applying for the navy or would it be a fail accross the board?
I would put that question to one of the Careers Advisors who answers on the Royal Marines' forum, Cd1710. If you get on there soonish with your question, you might well catch one of them tonight and things will be clearer for you.

Sol

PS At least one of the Careers Advisors on there has done recruitment for both RM and RN roles for many years and knows everything there is to know.
 
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