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Medical Examinations - Avoiding & Resolving unnecessary delays

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

  1. Pedders

    Pedders New Member

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    Cheers lads. Don't suffer any pain with it at all or restriction. With having to keep the training diary I'm hoping that I can use it to help me prove in the medical that I can knock out the push ups and pull ups with no issues. Just going to have to wait and see I know but the waiting is killing me. Oh well plenty of time for extra phys. Cheers
     
  2. BubbleBert

    BubbleBert New Member

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    Glad this post has come up again.

    Had my phone medical yesterday and was TMU'd due to childhood asthma.
    Bit gutting since I have been through the system before and cleared fit for Clearance Diver training..
    (Also have lung function test every year for diving medical although this is not done through my GP).

    Woman I spoke to was very good but quite hard to understand her English (hope that's more PC than I first thought). She said about sending a letter to GP for more info as there is nothing on my Navy Medical records (find this a bit strange) but also sent me a copy to chase GP up if I hear nothing in 2-3 weeks.

    Would I be premature (*text deleted* anyone off) if I was to take my copy to GP now?

    Just very aware RMR London are starting to get bodies in Holding Troop now and building up to PRMCR in Jan.
     
  3. Daleee

    Daleee New Member

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    I just dont want to have a day off training mate

    Nice one
     
  4. Baz100

    Baz100 New Member

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    Hi there,

    I've read hours of the previous posts and got some great info - thanks! But was hoping someone can cast my situation a look :)

    To summarise, I was found "medically unfit" by capita as I still get checked up annually for cancer after I had testicular cancer over 3 years ago. The letter states that to join they would need me "free of any symptoms or treatment".

    My specialist will write me a letter outlining the cancer type, treatment, results (clear!) and expected relapse percentage (1%!) - (I dont even need the checkups anymore but they are covered by more insurance so thats why i kept them up). Is there anything else i should ask my doc to comment on that would help?

    Also, they requested information on heat stroke that i got when 16 - can i do a test somewhere or ask my GP to give his assessment of my heat sensitivity? As i didnt go to a doctor when i got it - i just rested up.

    Same question for laser eye surgery i had 7 years ago (passed the eye test with flying colours so odd they need info) and a fractured collar bone over 15 years ago.

    Any advice would be hugely appreciated!

    Thank you.
     
  5. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker Admin

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    Some types of cancer are an outright bar, others (particularly childhood types) are OK once fully discharged from routine monitoring. The types which are a outright bar are unfortunately non-negotiable. If in doubt about your particular diagnosis & subsequent treatment, just drop the sender of the PMU letter (if one is sent) a line to enquire under what, if any, future circumstances the medical standard for entry could be met by a person in your circumstances.

    Heat stroke, unless there are complications or an underlying cause likely to result in recurrence, should be OK if successfully fully recovered.

    Laser eye surgery undertaken under the age of 22 is an outright bar to entry. Interocular implants are a bar and they will need to know the pre-operative prescription and evidence of post-op stability.

    The collarbone fracture isn't usually a problem unless it is recurrent.

    Best of luck.
     
  6. Baz100

    Baz100 New Member

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    Top.

    Thank you, Ninja. Ill post back how I get on (will take me awhile to collate the necessary).
     
  7. atpl

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    Slightly confused if I have to bring my medical notes or not. For my caa medical all I had to do was fill in a questionaire and that was it. Never had any medical issues so I suppose I wouldn’t need anything clarifying.
     
  8. Chelonian

    Chelonian Moderator

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    The CAA medical standards criteria may be very different from that of the Royal Marines. As an example, pre-enlistment ACL surgery to knee results in—I understand—an outright bar to entry for the Royal Marines because of the specific lower limb risks associated with training.
     
  9. B3n5lav

    B3n5lav New Member

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    I had a minor fracture to my ankle in Sept 17, telephone triage says I am unfit until Sept 18 yet I was back playing rugby and in general was fit after 6 weeks anyway. I am going to appeal for RMR anyway by Doctor and indepentant physio. I know I am ok so all help appreciated.I want to inform my afco , how shod I address hi. ...Staff ? Or something similar thanks Ben
     
  10. CHUB!

    CHUB! Careers Adviser

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    @B3n5lav definitely appeal but they will want a 3 month fitness diary and as much professional evidence as you can throw at them. :)
     
  11. B3n5lav

    B3n5lav New Member

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    Thanks...ill do that
     
  12. B3n5lav

    B3n5lav New Member

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    Should I start my appeal now ...i dont want to annoy my afco but I am not too sure on how long the process is or what it entails. Ill miss July PRMC in all likelihood but i would like to be in a holding troop this year. All advice appreciated
     
  13. CHUB!

    CHUB! Careers Adviser

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    Ask your AFCO if they can speak to the med cell before you put an appeal in. Tell them everything that is pertinent including evidence that there have been no issues, Rugby etc.....they will hopefully come back with a likelihood of success. If that is the case then submit the appeal I have seen them turned round anything from a day to a few weeks for straight forward cases. If it needs to be referred to a specialist it can take at lot longer. Fingers crossed this could be straight forward.
    Anybody else who thinks that there may be an issue highlight it even if you are not in the process, at least if a plan B is needed then you can start now. Myself and @Ninja_Stoker can make phone calls on your behalf if you want to PM us but please be patient. :)
     
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  14. Ninja_Stoker

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    Fingers-crossed, after a flurry of calls, we are hoping things may well go in your favour @B3n5lav as long as you can produce the evidence requested by SEMC.

    Keep the faith.
     
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  15. DeathBySexy

    DeathBySexy New Member

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    Quick question here. I had my medical face to face today, all good except for the TMU because of "minor flexion" in my little finger. It was broken when I was four and set slightly crooked, though I can still straighten my hand without issue. I was told I might be seen by someone "senior" to check that I can move my thumb and trigger finger (which obviously isn't an issue).
    Any idea of how long a referral like this can take, or if I'll even be seen?