TMU "Old War Story" Usual Boring Queries; but any advice most welcome!


Simple question: last week after my telephone interview with the CAPITA Triage Nurse, I received my automated standard email advising that due to several historical medical 'queries' (e.g. issues such as having an operation on a leg vein when I was fifteen) that I had flagged within my written Medical Questionnaire, and also during my conversation with the nurse that I am now - pending receipt of my full NHS medical record - frustratingly TMU.

In light of this development I requested my full NHS medical record from my GP, as I probably alike most Civilians, have never previously had cause to review my medical record, let alone had I fully even realised it's existence and potential adverse implications for applying for a career in the Service.

ANYWAY - in July 2011 my current civilian workplace (a bank) referred me to our standard private healthcare provider, who in turn sent me off to my GP, whom then referred me to a specialist mental healthcare unit for twenty four hours, because they were concerned that (according to my well intentioned but somewhat over-reaching boss) that I may be suicidal. This was due to me being very quiet at work and not happy and smiley, because I had just undergone a very painful relationship failure with my girlfriend at the time. All thoroughly immature and silly, but as you know, growing up, these things can happen. Thankfully I was NOT ACTUALLY suicidal, but just like anyone going through a break-up, I felt a tad sad and down, and this point is noted within my medical records.

I have never have self harmed or been 'clinically / medicated depressed', and as such I was sent on my way and never again have I had any incident of this nature occurred.

Also that all occurred over five years ago...

However I am very anxious that as the GP having noted "Low Mood" and Suicidal Ideation (I.e. the expressed thought or perceived plan to which to end one's own life) - N.B. although NO ACTUAL SELF HARM took place, nor by me was or has ever been attempted - within my medical record will be cause further issues with my application to join the Service. As such I would be keen if anyone knows or has any experience as to whether such an entry within my medical record will be permanently detriment, or render me PMU.

Very grateful for any feedback and or suggestions!


Thank you Ninja - I really appreciate your help.

The Joint Service Publication is extremely helpful and has clarified the situation perfectly for me; and with any luck I think that I may might not fall foul of the relevant criterium.

Time will tell!