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  1. Morning. I've passed all my selection now and due to start dartmouth shortly. Reading on the forums recently I've heard a lot of people coming back with undeclared medical problems. My problem was I did declare back in my medical in 2012 that I had eczema in 2008 to the doc. He seemed very blaze, and his answer was if it's not on your hands I can't see it being a problem, I don't know if he declared it or not (he had previous complaints from candidates). I haven't had eczema since 2008. Would this get me discharged ?


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  2. Ninja_Stoker

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    Not medically qualified, but from an AFCO perspective active eczema will almost certainly be an issue and the standards for entry have been more rigidly applied since contracted out. If it is apparent at the medical and you have recently been prescribed treatment then it may well be an issue. If you are several years clear you should be ok.
     
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  3. Ok he just seemed very relaxed about things. I believe he had several formal complaints one from myself about a hearing test. That he conducted, sat on a chair with the window open and rush hour traffic outside. And then took a call as well. When I mentioned a fracture when I was 6 he just said we don't need to worry about that and continued. He also signed me medically unfit which confused the AFCO. The reason was he believed he needed a lantern test for my branch, but he didn't have the kit so in his eyes I wasn't fit for the branch.


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  4. Ninja_Stoker

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    Sounds a bit of a 'mare. Fingers crossed, all will be OK - your medical questionnaire will reflect that you've told the truth, so you are in the clear with regard disclosing the info.
     
  5. Yeah I've never not declared it on my forms, even at my aircrew medical. Just don't want to lose out on a great opportunity for the doctors poor practice.


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  6. So, did you pass an aircrew medical, either at INM or RAF Cranwell?

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  7. I passed the medical and declared them on the form. Just wasn't asked by the doc at cranwell. Which I thought was strange seeing as most of the posts say most things declared need a GP check. Maybe it was too long ago


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  8. I had been in RAF selection before and they had requested medical records. Would that be on the system ? Maybe that's why it had been cleared


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  9. To be made fit for entry youmwill have passed 3 views at you medically - the AFCO ME, a Service Medical Officer (aircrew medical) and a final review by the RN Aviation Medicine Specialist. I would guess that this much scrutiny would have picked up a problem, if as you say, it was declared all along.

    You wil have a final medicalxreview soon after joining by the lead Dr at the Unit, who has the final say in your fitness for entry - I am sure by now that you have guessed we review and review again.

    On the point about the hearing test. It is a screening tool, not an absolute hearing acuity test that would be conducted in an audiology booth in a hospital. Ambient noise occurs, even in booths, but if your hearing had any sort of problemcthere would be signs during any test.

    Finally, the lantern test has caused some confusion in Military doctors, let alone those contracted to undertake the work currently. Generally, you can be assured that the docs do get it right and fail safe as opposed to let someone through who shouldn't.

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  10. Thanks nemesis. I didn't fail the test I had mentioned to my AFCO about it, they informed me that they had previous people having problems from that AFCO ME and said I should make a complaint about it.


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  11. Unrelated to the original query but I was wondering if anybody could help, sorry if this question has been asked before. I had my medical earlier in the week and passed, I was told by the doctor to wait for a response from the AFCO regarding what to do next. It has been a couple of days now and I haven't heard anything, I was wondering if this was normal or if I should get in contact. Thanks in advance for any help. :)
     

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