MEDICAL STANDARDS

M1113

Midshipman
THERE SEEMS TO BE AN INCONSISTENCY IN MEDICAL STANDARDS ACROSS THE RNR WITH SOME UNITS SETTING DIFFERENT STANDARDS FROM OTHERS.
 

dunkers

War Hero
How so? Everyone undergoes the same medical before joining at the AFCO, and it's the same for all the Forces, regular and reserve.
 

Six_and_a_Half

Lantern Swinger
Are you sure you don't mean different standards along the lines of the fitness test, because I've only ever had to sit one medical and that was at the AFCO before I joined.

There are different standards for the fitness test across the RNR, but this is dependant upon age and gender, and the standards are the same ones that the regular RN have to reach. I'm presuming M1113, that you are a youngster and wondering why an AB from another unit that you've met gets longer on his mile and a half? Well its scientifically reckoned that the older baskets will have to work even harder to get their fitness levels up, so the powers that be have decided to show some leniency. The same goes for females, because it is scientific fact that men (on average) can build up their fitness quicker.
 

Karma

War Hero
This may be an allusion to the fact that those leaving the regular service and joining the Reserves can get concessed for medical conditions which emerged during service.
 
Karma said:
This may be an allusion to the fact that those leaving the regular service and joining the Reserves can get concessed for medical conditions which emerged during service.
Can get WHAT!?
 

mazza_magoo

Lantern Swinger
Peter said:
Are you sure you don't mean different standards along the lines of the fitness test, because I've only ever had to sit one medical and that was at the AFCO before I joined.
There are different standards for the fitness test across the RNR, but this is dependant upon age and gender, and the standards are the same ones that the regular RN have to reach. I'm presuming M1113, that you are a youngster and wondering why an AB from another unit that you've met gets longer on his mile and a half? Well its scientifically reckoned that the older baskets will have to work even harder to get their fitness levels up, so the powers that be have decided to show some leniency. The same goes for females, because it is scientific fact that men (on average) can build up their fitness quicker.
I'm assuming that you haven't re-engaged for a further 5 yet then shipmate......
 

Six_and_a_Half

Lantern Swinger
No, I haven't. So we have to undertake a medical examination every five years?! The first one was bad enough. At least, tell me its not the AFCO who re-take you for the re-engagement medical.
 

Deckhead_Inspector

Lantern Swinger
M1113 a youngster! he'll like that!

Ah yes, BMI. if you applied it to to the Army pack they would all be playing for the Veterans! Also it is quite possible that not one Guiness Premiership Player would be alowed in to the armed services.
 
Quite lucky in my unit that we still have a semblance of a medical branch which includes a current NHS Doc with whom I had my medical last year.

Medicals are done when you join and then at your next 5 yearly birthday e.g 25th or 30th and then every 5 years after that.

My medical involved height, weight and a discussion of any medical history since my last medical. So I presume that it was based around BMI.

I know of at least one person who has been told that they are officially unfit because their BMI doesn't fall into accepted guidelines despite the fact they can complete the fitness test.

LTP
 
Peter said:
Are you sure you don't mean different standards along the lines of the fitness test, because I've only ever had to sit one medical and that was at the AFCO before I joined.

There are different standards for the fitness test across the RNR, but this is dependant upon age and gender, and the standards are the same ones that the regular RN have to reach. I'm presuming M1113, that you are a youngster and wondering why an AB from another unit that you've met gets longer on his mile and a half? Well its scientifically reckoned that the older baskets will have to work even harder to get their fitness levels up, so the powers that be have decided to show some leniency. The same goes for females, because it is scientific fact that men (on average) can build up their fitness quicker.

This is very true, I could run a mile ten years ago in 5 mins 9 sec, but now I can only do a mile in 6 mins 30 sec, thats flat out for me, to the point I am blowing my lungs for ages after the run :oops: , I also must work harder at keeping my fitness level's , it doesn't come easy, when you get older, thats why they set differant times for differant age groups and sex.

Yours the very old basket !!!!!!!!! :D
 

all_purple_now

Lantern Swinger
The variation in medical standards across being applied across the RNR is almost wholly due to the fact that some units have MOs and some do not - and it's hard to do routine medicals if there's no-one available to do them.

You should have a medical:

On joining.
At age 30, or ten years' service, whichever is first.
Every five years thereafter.
Every two years after the age of 45.

It is your responsibility to be in date for your medical, not the medical branch's responsibility to chase you.

On the issue of obesity, I would like to point out that it is a divisional (rather than medical) matter.

APN
 

Manny

Badgeman
I think you will find, that RNRU Doctors are no longer allowed to do PULEEMS (or however it is spelt), and that the Navy have outsourced this to a subcontractor - except the contract is not yet in place!

Nevertheless, having had an operation and my RNRU sent me to NELSON for a formal medical to review my medical status. I thought it was the end of my RNR career, however the Surgeon Capt and then the board itself were extremely fair and started from the position of "can we keep him?". I was downgraded, but within my specialisation it is pretty well business as usual. It was a very fair and supportive process.
 
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