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

    Ninja_Stoker Careers Adviser

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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.
     
  15. Daleee

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    Does anyone know if i can go for a slow light jog the day before my medical or am i best off just leaving it?
    Says avoid 'very' energetic excersize so i should be ok shouldnt I?
     
  16. Mattys

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    What’s the reason for wanting to go for a jog the day of the medical?

    You get blood pressure taken aswell as give pee samples so maybe that’s why they say stay away from energy drinks eg.
     
  17. 622

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    A slow jog on the day before your medical will be absolutely fine. Its good relaxation and won't affect blood pressure other than in a positive way.
     
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  18. Pedders

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    Hi lads,
    I know it's a grey area and a case by case issue.
    But is there lads on here who have passed there medical with metal work still in?
    Suffered a bad break 8/9 years ago in my right arm. Resulted in dislocated elbow and plates in forearm.
    Never had any issues since accident.
    Have a very physically demanding job, no issues with it during training or whilst at work.
    Having to keep a 8 week training diary to submit before my face to face medical as successfully appealed by first stage medical due to being made tmu because of an old back Injury.
    Capita asked for a doctors report on my arm including some other medical issue's but in my report that made me tmu for the back the plates were not mentioned at all.
    Any info appreciated, really do understand it's a case by case problem and will have to just turn up to the medical with all my notes and hope for the best but just asking too see if any other lads have experienced anything simular to this.
    Cheers lads.
    Hope your applications are going well.
     
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  19. ThreadpigeonsAlpha

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    That's above me mate. Hopefully someone will come and give you a definite answer. Might be a case of suck it and see at the medical.
     
  20. Ninja_Stoker

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    In my experience, in most cases they tend to state the plates are removed but don't do anything either way until they determin your unique circumstances because it really can go either way. Often, where it is an issue is when the fracture is on or near a joint which causes restricted mobvement.

    Recurrent back pain issues can also be a significant problem due to the extreme rigours of the job.

    Ultimately, see what they advise first. If not passed fit simply ask under what circumstances you could meet the criteria for entry.

    Hopefully you are worrying about nothing, but every case can genuinely differ. Best of luck.
     

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