AFCO Medicals are contracted to a third-party civilian company which employs civilian contracted Doctors to conduct the medicals to the required standard. For those yet to attend a Medical Examination For those yet to undertake the medical read the medical appointment letter (below) and act before it's too late The Application form information and guidance notes are attached as a pdf in the post below, indicate which medical conditions are likely to require additional information. Don't wait - provide the information upfront and it will make life so much easier. Be aware however, for those with ANY a history of asthma, you don't know the precise questions on the asthma questionnaire or which method of measurement is used on the peak flow diary, you stand the risk of duplicating your efforts. In the case of asthma, you have to accept there will be a four week delay for the peak flow diary and completion of the asthma questionnaire by your GP. For those who are currently Temporarily Medically Unfit TMU Your AFCO staff cannot unfortunately communicate or intervene with the contracted Doctor due to medical confidentiality, beyond booking the initial medical appointment and subsequent appointments as advised by the civilian administration contractor, who act as intermediaries. The civilian contractor can take up to 40 days to pay your GP for the information required. Very often GP surgeries insist on being paid first. The letter clearly states your GP cannot be paid until the information has been provided - according to , the contracted Medical company which employs the Doctors. To speed up the process, talk to your surgery, tell them, this is delaying your application - ask them to provide the required information then invoice for payment - they will get paid as indicated on the letter from the AFCO Medical Examiner. If your GP Surgery has sent the information as requested and you still haven't heard anything regarding your medical suitability after a couple of weeks, contact your AFCO to confirm they have received your GP notes and are ready to move forward with the next stage of resolving your medical suitability. If your GP surgery won't do as you request, you then need to wait for the issue to be resolved via PMG and your GP surgery. You could, if you wish, ask your GP surgery for a Subject Access Request Form under the Data Protection Act - and request a complete copy of your entire medical records. They can charge for this, but only reprographic costs, which is a fraction of the fees they usually charge & they must respond within a much shorter timescale. Your rights here, if you wish to go down the Subject Access Request route: http://www.nhs.uk/chq/pages/1309.aspx?categoryid=68 * NOTE: This includes ANY broken bones - even it it happened years ago.