pre joining medical

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  1. werqpr

    werqpr New member

    can anyone tell me what is involved with the medical please.
  2. Drakey

    Drakey War Hero

    No. Not just anyone can tell you what the medical involves.
  3. werqpr

    werqpr New member

    thats true i mean, i dont want me postman telling about the navy medical whens he's never had one!! can somebody whos had the royal navy pre joining medical please tell what is involved!! :thumright:
  4. Drakey

    Drakey War Hero

    Sorry, just couldn't resist it.

    The medical is quite extensive. It is like an MOT from head to toe. Cough, pee in a bottle, bend over etc. You will have had an eye test prior to the medical as this is a requirement before you see the doctor. He/she will ask you about your medical history. If you haven't heard of a particular complaint/disorder/disease..... then you probably haven't suffered from it. You will be expected to strip down to your underwear. It also involves a hearing test (what was that ?). It should take about 30 minutes. It is carried out in complete confidence, so anything that you tell the doctor is not disclosed to anyone else. If you have had any previous medical condidtions the doctor may ask you to provide evidence by means of contacting your GP and in extreme cases a Specialist Medical may be required. If you do not disclose any previous medical conditions which then later come to light when you join the navy you can be discharged for not declaring it.
  5. Potential_Officer

    Potential_Officer New member

    Well its just a basic physical, blood test, urine test, check over of your medical history, blood pressure, heart rate, listens to your breathing, hearing test, lung capacity test, and skeletal muscular tests. Off the top of my head. That was at the AIB a couple of years ago, doubt it has changed much.

    In case you are worried; I didn't have the "cough test" I was merely asked if I checked myself regularly for any issues.
  6. werqpr

    werqpr New member

    thanks lads, theres not much i can do to change the results just gonna keep training eating healthy and hope i come out the other end!! ^_^;
  7. Guzzler

    Guzzler War Hero

    To ensure that you can see the doctor in fact.
  8. Polto

    Polto War Hero

    Ah - comedy genius at work!! Another busy Wednesday Drakey?
  9. Are there any conditions that are a definite no-no?
  10. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

  11. andym

    andym War Hero

    Scrofula,The Bloody Flux,Rabies,Leprosy,Rickets,Smallpox,Scurvy,Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever,Staggers,The Bloat,Lights,Blindness,Deafness,No Arms or Legs,Microcephaly(Except for RM candidates),TB,Fen Fever,Lunacy,Ague,Headmouldshot,Kings Evil and Lethargy(Stand fast WAFU candidates).Think thats about it.
  12. andym

    andym War Hero

    Nocturnal Issues?
  13. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    I may be wrong but someone once said Ebola, Plague, Anthrax & Dengue Swamp Fever could be a hindrance too?
  14. Jamie534

    Jamie534 New member

    Bloody prejudice!
  15. higthepig

    higthepig Supporters - GCM

    I may be wrong but someone once said Ebola, Plague, Anthrax & Dengue Swamp Fever could be a hindrance too?

    Even if you survived them?
  16. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    Fair call Hig.
  17. werqpr

    werqpr New member

    why do they take blood in the medical?
  18. janner

    janner War Hero Book Reviewer

    So they can give it back if you need it
  19. werqpr

    werqpr New member

    do they keep it in lost property???

    but does anyone know what they are looking for? the reasson i ask is because i've heard you are told if its a pass or fail on the day, how can they say either way, without checking the blood sample?

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