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  1. So, where do you actually go for your medical?

    I've got to be at the AFCO for 1100 tomorrow but have not actually had this explained to me. Do I need to be able to get transport to a medical centre or is it a lovely walk with the recruitment officer? OR is it held at thew AFCO for everyone to see cpt. winky?

  2. The RN have a list of approved civilian medical practitioners that carry out the joining medicals. The staff at the recruiting office will go through the details with you.

    Although doing it in the recruiting office would be good entertainment, particularly if they did it at the window in view of the public! ^~

    Edited to add: Note that you will also get a more detailed examination when you join Phase 1 training.
  3. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    Most medicals are undertaken at your nearest AFCO, so not sure what TD is on about- we do actually have a medical suite on site at the larger AFCOs. Unless your Careers adviser has told you otherwise, and there is a local agreement with a medical practice, your medical is at the AFCO itself, but spookily not in the public glare.

    Specialist medicals, should you be found to have a condition that requires further investigation, are normally carried out at either Selly Oak (Brum) or Guys' (London), but they tend to be few & far between. If you require a specialist medical, the Navy pays for transport & accommodation, if necessary.
  4. Youll stand at the desk and whip your bollocks out and the AFCO staff will all have a look and a giggle.
  5. I stand corrected - I understood that the AFCO brings in civvy medics to the AFCO to conduct them, but obviously not. Does the AFCO have medical staff on site or on call?
  6. Cheers chaps.

    The question came as my careers officer told me that I had to be there at 1100 and should look to be away at around 1300-1400.

    Its not that I know a great deal about medical examinations, but it lead me to believe that 2-3 hours would be because I would need to go somewhere, that or the Doctors like to be thorough.

    Obviously the latter.. hmm lol.

    Cheers again, Ben.
  7. Tattoodog you are kinda right.
    My careers adviser told me I had to goto a local GP that the RN and RAF use for their medicals.
  8. Hiya

    It Depends where you live, Mine was in the AFCO in london and it's all done there !! Bewarned drink alot of water as you have to piss on a stick. But it's all over in about 10-15 mins. mine went like this
    1) Medical history
    2) Colour Blind Test
    3) Hearing Test
    4) Blood pressure test
    5) Bollock test and a cough (if you know what i mean)
    6) measures lung capitcy
    7) sent to the bog to piss on a pice of cardboard
    8) Hand in forms to the PO
    9) got drunk as the thought of another man holding one balls not pleasent
    10) shag girlfreind to get over point 9

    I hope this is of use note I was waiting for around an hour before I got to see the doc..

    the Bluefox
  9. When I had my medical the doc told me I must have had a wasted youth as I had no scars.
    I thought it best not to mention that the only ones I had were mental!
  10. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    The Docs are usually civvy Docs, trained & registered by the RN to conduct service medicals at the AFCO.

    When you think of it they probably complete 5 -10 medicals in a couple of hours & then charge pusser probably about a ton per medical, so they tend not to have to sell the Big Issue on the other 6.5 days per week they're not doing RN/RM medicals, bless.
  11. Cheers for that Ninja. Nice work if you can get it!

    So basically, Ben_C, you will be seen by a Civvy Doc at the AFCO who is getting loads of money to hold your b*llocks! o_O
  12. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    That about sums it up, however there are one or two on this website that would probably offer to do likewise for about 25P the pair. (That's all they can afford).
  13. Well that was fun..

    Got to the AFCO around 1050, got told to piss off for 15 minutes.

    Came back, travelled to a local surgery.

    Thats when things went from normal, to very abnormal, very quickly..

    I had 2 doctors in there due to one being new to it, not that I minded. A cock is a cock!

    So there I am, doing push ups infront of 2 Doctors in the raw thinking 'This is mental'

    Passed though so Hoorah to me..

    Now all I have to do is prove I can run, on a treadmill for 12 minutes and 20 seconds.. Yee haw!
  14. Grats.

    If you haven't already, get some experience running on a treadmill. All my running up to the PJFT had been on a road and although I easily ran the 2.4km in time, I found it a really uncomfortable experience.
  15. Indeed I have been doing a few bits and pieces on the treadmill.. very hot I found.

    I take it I will not be allowed to take a music playing device with me?
  16. A piano? No.
  17. I Pods are allowed only on Boarding Parties.

  18. Congrats on your medical

    Probably not a good idea! ;P
  19. We know,the Video is on You Tube! :slow:
  20. You are hardly going to have time to offload the marvellous catering, let alone tinker with your ipod.
    I could be wrong, but unless things have changed drastically then I don't think I am.
    Concentrate your mind, make the best possible use of the short time you can sleep; you are entering a different world.
    Enjoy it!

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