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Cookieboy

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My Son wants to join the Royal Navy.

He is 23 years old and has not had Asthma since he was 11 yrs old. He goes to the gym 1 hr a day(5 days a week)
He train for football which he plays on Saturdays. He has 2 jobs and is very fit.

He went for a medical about 4 years ago to join the RAF, he was passed fit but did not want to join the RAF Regiment.

He has just had his medical and the doc says that he has to do a Peak Flow Meter test for Asthma.

Now he has to do this Peak Flow Meter test for the next 4 weeks and this will put he back.
 

Ninja_Stoker

War Hero
Moderator
My Son wants to join the Royal Navy.

He is 23 years old and has not had Asthma since he was 11 yrs old. He goes to the gym 1 hr a day(5 days a week)
He train for football which he plays on Saturdays. He has 2 jobs and is very fit.

He went for a medical about 4 years ago to join the RAF, he was passed fit but did not want to join the RAF Regiment.

He has just had his medical and the doc says that he has to do a Peak Flow Meter test for Asthma.

Now he has to do this Peak Flow Meter test for the next 4 weeks and this will put he back.
Thanks for sharing.

Is there a query you'd like answered?
 

Cookieboy

Newbie
Hi Ninja,
If he passed his medical with flying colours when he applied for the RAF, why has he been told that he has to do a Peak Flow Meter test?

Cookieboy
 

Ninja_Stoker

War Hero
Moderator
Hi Ninja,
If he passed his medical with flying colours when he applied for the RAF, why has he been told that he has to do a Peak Flow Meter test?

Cookieboy
The RN insists on a peak flow diary for any applicant prescribed an inhaler, regardless of timespan, peak flow reading at medical or comparative physical fitness. Reason? There were that many people appealing on the grounds that inhalers were prescribed as a precaution but never used, a six month backlog evolved for a pulmonary lung function test at INM Alverstoke. To reduce the delay to the individual and cost to the service, a one rule 'fits all' was devised, aka 4 week peak flow diary.

In practice it shouldn't delay entry as the clock keeps ticking but it's worth giving the GP a prod to ensure they have completed and returned the asthma questionnaire - ie, not just submitted an invoice for payment and done nothing else.

Good luck to him.

The full asthma gubbins is uploaded below:
 

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