Medical Examinations - Avoiding & Resolving unnecessary delays

Discussion in 'Stickies/Frequently Asked Questions' started by Ninja_Stoker, Aug 31, 2012.

  1. Grimey Arches

    Grimey Arches Well-Known Member

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    Thank you,
     
  2. Gordo

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    @Ninja_Stoker

    Do I need to have my medical before my PJFT? As I would like to complete my PJFT ASAP.

    Cheers.
     
  3. Mattys

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    You need to have both medicals before the pjft otherwise you could have an issue get on the treadmill and something happens to you like an unresolved medical issue eg.

    When do you have your medical?
     
  4. Gordo

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    I've had my psychometric test and interview. I'm booked in for my eye test on Wednesday but haven't heard anything about my medical yet.
     
  5. Mattys

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    You need to do your eye test and fill in the medical questionnaires and hand them to your afco who then provides them to capita who will email you a date and time they will be calling you (phone call medical) then if you pass that you will be given the face to face medical appointment to which your pjft will be within 14 days of passing that.
     
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  7. CHUB!

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    @Gordo if you had listened to your Careers Adviser you would not need to ask these questions! Your med forms went off today so you should have an e-mail for triage in about 7-10 days. Good luck on your RMAD 9th August............................remember failure is not an option.
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  8. trow123

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    I have a medical date on the 17th of august which I'm chuffed with! However the past week I've had little niggling pains in my shins which I think is shin splints! At the moment I can run but I understand that if you continue to run with them they can get worse.. obviously I have to pass my pjft (which I struggle with) 14 days after my medical at the moment I can't even train for it? Not sure what to do? Should I call AFCO and explain or?

    Any help appreciated!!
     
  9. CHUB!

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    My advice is rather than go to a GP go to a Physio as Shin Splints are often wrongly diagnosed. If you go to your GP you will have to get signed off fit, to proceed with Navy medical. A physio is not documented on your GP notes. There is a bit of subterfuge but nothing underhand. If the physio does say it may be shin splints then you will have to let your AFCO know.

    Hope this helps?
     
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  10. Doyl

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    Hi, had an accident about 8-10 years ago and snapped a tendon in my hand leading to a finger (the one next to the little finger) which needed surgery to stitch back together. Just waiting for a phone call for a medical so.. should I pay the £50 to get my medical records from the NHS? Or will it not matter with it being so long ago?
    If so should i pay to get my records from my GP aswel as from NHS?
     
  11. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker Careers Adviser

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    I'd be inclined to save yourself fifty quid by advising your GP to get the information ready for the request from Capita, let them pay the bill but ask your GP to send the info whilst waiting for payment to say you delaying your entry date.
     
  12. Doyl

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    I rang them already they said they didnt have no records for my hand as it was through the hospital. They only had records from when i was a kid. Is it there job to get the records from the hospital? Thanks for reply.
     
  13. Ninja_Stoker

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    Assuming your medical records are now stored digitally, your GP surgery should be able to get copies of your hospital records.
     
  14. Doyl

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    Ok thanks alot for your help ill get onto them Monday.
     

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