Medical

#1
Hi there i recently got PMU'd for the royal Marines for Recurrent back pain i had over 3 years ago what are my chances of joining the navy, RAF or amy? Thanks
 

Ninja_Stoker

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#2
The RN standards are fairly similar to RM, @nemesis1066 may be able to advise whether more leeway is acceptable in the Naval Service, but I suspect not unfortunately.

With regard RAF & Army, there's only one to find out.

Best of luck, hope it turns out as you would wish.
 
#3
Hello, I have my medical coming up and was just after some information regarding the medical, as for what's involved? Also I used to use an inhaler, more than 4 years ago now, so would I have to still get written details of that? Thanks Andy
 
#5
I had my medical two weeks last Friday, said for me to do a peak flow diary, just incase they were unsure about the results from the GP, was just wondering how long they usually take to get in touch about them? Haven't heard anything as yet.
 
#6
My medical was just over 6 weeks ago, completed the peak flow but still waiting on my GP/Capita.

Going to guess each GP and each persons waiting time will vary however
 

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#7
Contact your GP, check they have received, completed & returned your asthma questionnaire. Very often they submit an invoice before they do anything & this can delay your medical by a couple of months.
 
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JFOTRAVELS

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#8
Following all of this, I now have a 'second medical' following my paper medical by Capita. Any idea what this would involve that is any different to my first medical? If it's just to clarify my records/GP letter I am confused why this cannot be done over the phone...
 

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#9
Following all of this, I now have a 'second medical' following my paper medical by Capita. Any idea what this would involve that is any different to my first medical? If it's just to clarify my records/GP letter I am confused why this cannot be done over the phone...
In many cases it can but it may well be you have not completed all elements of the medical examination, there maybe a few extra checks required or the Doc may want to give you the good or bad news direct.
 
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JFOTRAVELS

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#10
On my first one he said everything was fine and he would sign me off so it seems odd that I am even attending a second one. Is it worth calling the doctor? I have been told it's not going to be for another 2-3 weeks...seems a long time to drag out perhaps telling me I may not get in...If that is the case, I wonder if they can just let me know on the phone. Somebody has suggested perhaps they have lost my records (for the second time) as my AFCO no longer works there...is that possible?
 

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#11
On my first one he said everything was fine and he would sign me off so it seems odd that I am even attending a second one. Is it worth calling the doctor? I have been told it's not going to be for another 2-3 weeks...seems a long time to drag out perhaps telling me I may not get in...If that is the case, I wonder if they can just let me know on the phone. Somebody has suggested perhaps they have lost my records (for the second time) as my AFCO no longer works there...is that possible?
I guess anything is possible, but generally, after your GP supplies the complete information that is required, your AFCO will be instructed to book you in for a follow-up medical. Most AFCOs have a three or four week wait for medical appointment availability.
 

Ninja_Stoker

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#13
Apologies if this is posted in entirely the wrong place. I couldn't find where to start a new post / thread on the forum.

Despite reading quite a bit regarding the royals and training since my last accident / surgery I was wondering if those of you with experience within the Royal Navy and/or Royal Marines would be able to explain something that may be relatively simple.. I was diagnosed with 'Personality Disorder' a few years ago though very minor and agreeing that it was in fact likely to be hereditary (Psychiatrist x2 / Psychiatric Nurse), I was wondering if this would be a 100% no and instantly thrown out if I applied or if as the recruiters put it 'it's a case by case basis' I mean it's clearly a 'permanently unsuitable' disorder. I'm currently basing it on the "I believe I have overcome this 'hinderance' and as such it has allowed me to better my state of mind, I push through hardship only to strive for more, because achieving is far more enjoyable than the reward." I've had a series of accidents that've left me with broken bones, about 98% mobility in my wrist, an issue in itself I understand though I'm still able to perform on gymnastic still rings. I've been training as much as I can despite the injuries, I can swim 50m on one breath, tread water with clothing for 45 minutes or longer depending on the current, my pushups and sit-ups are both over 100 but my running is seriously lacking and I'm working on improving that with fartlek training and endurance. Hopefully after reading all of this you may have a better understanding; If you please, I would like a solid yes or no to go ahead with the application process. (I will not quote anything, I will probably attempt to delete this after)

Thank you in advance!
The rules are contained within JSP 950. The following link is an uncontrolled copy which may well be seriously out of date, but it should give an overview: http://www.arrse.co.uk/community/attachments/148214/

Ultimately the only person who can give definitive advice is the medical examiner, once he/she is in possession of your full medical history.

In order to manage realistic expectations however, with the caveat I'm not medically qualified in this area but have 12 years recruiting experience, the odds are not in your favour I'm afraid.

Either way, good luck should you wish to apply.
 
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