TMU issue

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  1. Hi everyone, this is my first time posting on the forum, but I have read posts on here before and found them to be very helpful.

    I had my Navy medical last month and was TMUd, the doctor said that there was nothing to worry about, they just needed to confirm part of my medical history, so I took the appropriate forms in to my local GP surgery. They told that it would take two weeks before they could send the forms away, and I had a letter back from the Premier Medical Group saying that they hadn't received the information from my GP, and gave back the forms which I had given into the surgery. Clearly, someone at the surgery sent the forms off without filling them in/getting them filled in, so I took the forms back yesterday (they said it would take another two weeks), and I must admit that I'm feeling a little nervous, as they've already done it wrong once.

    I was wondering if anyone else has had a similar problem?
     
  2. To be honest mate, it could be an issue with the Premier Medical Group rather than your Surgery.

    Looks like they've managed to lose one of my confidential documents which i sent them in the post recently, i know they received it since other documents in the same envelope are accounted for. Also i spoke to my AFCO and he said that they are having loads of issues with the company at the moment in regards to medical documents.
     
  3. Oh okay, I didn't think of that as I just naturally thought that if they received my other forms from the same envelope, they would have also received the medical information. Thanks for the help
     
  4. Does anyone know/remember roughly how long it is until you hear back from the Premier Medical Group or AFCO after your medical information has been sent off to be processed?
     
  5. For those of us who haven't a clue re TMU!

    I'm assuming T? Medically Unfit.

    But assumption being the mother of all **** ups I'm asking!
     
  6. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

  7. I was told by one of the receptionists at the GP surgery that it was sent off on October 18th, so should I wait a little longer before contacting my AFCO about it?
     
  8. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    Once PMG are in receipt of your medical notes they usually contact your AFCO within a couple of weeks and ask them to book you a follow-up appointment (unless your notes have been referred to the Senior Medical Officer in Portsmouth for a decision - in which case add 4 weeks.

    Give your AFCO a ring early Monday morning to find out.
     
  9. Okay, I will. Thanks for the help, once again.
     
  10. I spoke to my Careers Advisor on the phone, last Monday (Nov 5th), and he said that he hadn't received anything from PMG, and then asked when the surgery had sent my forms off. He then said that he'd look into it to find out what's going on. I still haven't heard from either the AFCO or PMG yet, and I was wondering if this is a normal amount of time to be waiting?
     
  11. Why don't you try giving PMG a call?

    My AFCO told me to call them when i had a query about some medical documents that needed to be sent to them. They might be able to give you an idea of timeframes etc..
     
  12. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    Unfortunately, once the applicant attends the medical examination, the AFCO has to go "hands-off" as it's all to do with medical confidentiality.

    It's a hot topic within recruiting as there appears to be no automatic "chase-up" avenue by the contracted company if the applicant is placed "TMU". Often the delays are because the individual's GP hasn't supplied the info required because they want paying before they do anything. The contracted company can take up to 8 weeks to pay-up, which certainly doesn't help. Sometimes, once the information is finally received by the contracted company a decision cannot be made with regard medical suitability immediately - either because the information supplied is incomplete, so they have to write yet again. Sometimes the circumstances need a definitive decision to be made by referring the details to a service specialist in the relevant medical field - This can routinely add another 4 weeks unfortunately.

    The only consolation that can be offered is the RAF have to use the same contracted company - amazingly they just withdraw the applicant if it takes more than 6 weeks!
     
  13. that happened to me once plus the doctors i go to lost the bloody paper work from my oringinal medical plus when they provide the paper work they had not filed it all so i was fuming but i failed the medical
     
  14. Thanks for the help, everyone. I spoke to someone from PMG on the phone, and she said that they haven't received the letter from my GP, so now that's one form they've sent off incomplete and one that appear to have been lost. The woman on the phone told me that she will be in contact with the doctor who carried out my medical, so that he can send me the forms again. I'm hoping that it will be third time lucky...
     
    Last edited: Nov 16, 2012
  15. I received the forms to take into the surgery (again) but the pre-paid envelope is addressed to 'Capita Health and Well Being Ltd' rather than PMG, is that normal?
     
  16. Don't worry, just me being stupid, I've now found out that Capita own PMG...
     
  17. If you dig deep enough you'll probably find the RN is a sub division of the USN!!!!
     
  18. Exactly the same thing has happened to me
     
  19. Which part? I haven't exactly had the best luck.
     

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