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Medical Standards for Entry

Discussion in 'Jollies Bar' started by Ninja_Stoker, Jan 9, 2013.

  1. CHUB!

    CHUB! Careers Adviser

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    Still 4 years and only if it is for Asthma. If it was for a chest infection the 4 year rule doesn't apply.
    Apply in a month so that when they ask for the info it will be 4 years.
     
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  2. kilofoxtrot

    kilofoxtrot New Member

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    Thanks, that's like music to my ears!!
     
  3. Sly3

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    Just a quickie I’ve been here before about one condition that’s pretty much benign and causes no concern. It’s just two others regarding my heart, they are no listed in JSP 950 or if they come under with out being scrutinised I am not sure. I have a full consultant cardiologist report to say I’m fighting fit, although I have no idea about the conditions, one is a possible pathway accessory which is like a little murmur with no issues to my overall well being and another called persistent left superior vena Cana, yes what ever that means, all it is basically is everything that drains on the right is on the left and thus things like pacemakers, intravenous drips or defibrillators should be aware of. And the other a patent foraman ovale which is basically seen to and benign like everything else. Should I be worried ?? I’m in the dark here awaiting on my appeal to be seen by SMOSE.
     
  4. Hoofin

    Hoofin Commando Officer

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    It sounds like you have given all the correct information to the SMOSE so that is a good start. Let people know what happens and good luck
     
  5. Sly3

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    @Hoofin

    Thank you, I hope for the best out come my documents are with them now. By Monday next week it’ll be 14 days since I sent it off so if another 14 days I’ll get in contact with the advisor for an update.
     
  6. H_557

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    2 years ago when getting I did an ECG before an operation, they said I have sinus arrhythmia (which is very common). I have spoke to my GP and she said my Sinus Arrhythmia is very normal many fitness goers/athletes experience sinus arrhythmia, so in the medical stage do I declare this or just bring it up at my medical? Thanks, anyone know anything?
     
  7. Sly3

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    @H_557

    You must declare any and all actual diagnosed conditions, otherwise you falsify your application when it is discovered.

    If you do not have this truly diagnosed and on your records I should imagine treading carefully.

    Be up front and honest, if it is on your records then you’ll be fine the doctors will see this otherwise let your advisor know.

    By no mean am I an expert it’s your call, ask @Ninja_Stoker for more details on how to go about declaring something if you have failed to mention it.
     
  8. The guide

    The guide Ex RAF, Ex Royal Marines, now RN.! go figure

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    A sinus arrhythmia is common among fitter people , as long as the rate does not go below a certain limit (dependent on age / weight / height / gender) it should not be a issue. The gap to your base rate a maximal heart rate is where calculations get difficult..so in effect you could be topping out on heart rate at a lower than normal rate which can cause confusion , if you have a heart issue at some point..(medics see a 160 / 180 rate on you on the floor , but it,s you topping out where as a normal person may well be in the early or later 200,s range) . If you are in the 40,s range resting it will / should be looked at , as a matter of course by anybody medical see,ing that rate , if you in the lower 50,s most medical type people will look at you , what you do phys wise and make a determination from that. It all boils down to your heart is a muscle you train hard the muscle (can) gets bigger , but a enlarged heart can cause high blood pressure as it,s that heart that in simple terms creates the diastolic (the lower reading on your B/P) pressure from the contraction of the left ventricle.
     
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  9. Johnny_Anonie

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    Such a nerd you. Did “DT” teach you all that......
     
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  10. The guide

    The guide Ex RAF, Ex Royal Marines, now RN.! go figure

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    I can neither confirm of deny..!:D
     
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  11. Peanut7648

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    When I was a lot younger I had kidney pains and the doctors did all these tests and couldn't find a problem so I was therefore never officially diagnosed with anything. They put it down to stress and I had no problems for many years. However, around a year ago I got these pains again and I believe they were down to certain lifestyle choices I was making and unrelated to the initial issue as docs didn't find anything. Should i declare it as i was never properly diagnosed and if so, should i bring my medical notes
     
  12. H_557

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    Does anyone know where Sleep Apnea stands you when it comes to the medical? Thanks
     
  13. The guide

    The guide Ex RAF, Ex Royal Marines, now RN.! go figure

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    @H_557 - Breathing related sleep disorders.Candidates with obstructive sleep apnoea/hypopnoea syndrome are graded P8.Candidates with a past history should be referred to single-ServiceOccupational Physician responsible for selection of recruits.

    This is the book answer to your question , so it would depend on the actual diagnosis of the person as to where it would fit , so if they fall into the latter group it would go to a medical officer with all the required notes for consideration.

    Would add to that it would still have to via the normal process , so Capita and all that that would entail .!
     
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  14. Corona

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    Is there much leeway given to the chronic testicular pain?

    When I was in year 7(?) I was diagnosed with having a hydrocele and had an operation on it. A few months later I was getting pain and went to the GP and told it was common, nothing terrible and given some antibiotics and that was it, haven't been back since for it.

    Will this give me a lot of grief with the medical process or will it be ok due to no longer being there/successfully treated.

    Thanks.
    :confused:
     
  15. Ninja_Stoker

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    Again the tip with any medical history declared on the medical questionnaire is to save yourself lots of wasted time, grief and stress by submitting the relevant medical history/notes together with your medical questionnaire upfront (at the SAME time). It can save you weeks/months.
     
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  16. westy

    westy Well-Known Member

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    If it helps, I suffered epidymititis before my medical, I was honest and upfront and gave all paperwork in to the Drs and was cleared!

    If you literally send them everything first time and are proactive, I reckon 90% of the time you’ll be ok!!
     
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  17. Corona

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    Thanks both will be sure to do so. I take it it would be best to visit a back specialist so they can give me an all clear on my back so the stuff on my medical record does not cause too much a hold up. Hopefully the training diary etc will cement this.
     
  18. kilofoxtrot

    kilofoxtrot New Member

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    Please can somebody clarify what on earth has happened?

    I applied for the marines about 18 months ago and got rejected on medical grounds (inhaler for a chest infection may 2015)

    Re applied the other month and asked for an update on my application today. Apparently permission to progress was granted from the Army but unfortunately I've already been declared P8 by capita as they have received my medical docs already.

    Since I last applied I've not even been the doctors for a sniffly nose never mind anything else. Other than having piles once at age 14 theres nothing else on my record other than an uncomplicated fracture on my wrist at 12.

    Capita haven't even emailed or called me to tell me this and the careers office have said I can appeal the decision, but I dont even know what I'm appealing.

    Any pointers as to what on earth is going on would be great as the French foreign legion is looking more appealing by the minute.
     
  19. Ninja_Stoker

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    Army or Royal Navy?

    If it's Army, you'll need to refer back to them.

    If it's Navy (ie:Royal Marines)....

    If you applied several months back, the odds are you were knocked back at triage because the 4 years "prescription-free" didn't expire until this month?

    Possibly you have more than one prescription since age 5 for a course of steroid tablets - this would make you fully ineligible?

    Possibly the contracted medical team have twice written to your listed GP and not received a reply - have you checked with your GP? Are you GP details correct? They'll reject if they don't get a reply.

    Ultimately if you have had no courses of steroids and were never hospitalised for asthma then simply produce the medical notes (as advised in post #275) and write to your AFCO requesting your medical suitability for service is reviewed by the RN Service Entry Medical Cell (SEMC). Keep it short & polite, let the medical records do the talking.

    To be honest if the inhaler was prescribed for a chest infection with no prior history of asthma, I'd have recommended you appealed 18 months ago if your GP was able to verify this.
     
  20. kilofoxtrot

    kilofoxtrot New Member

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    I have previously served in the army and have been waiting for permission to progress since reapplying for RM. Sorry I should've worded that part better.

    In hindsight an appeal would have probably been a good idea from what a few people have said however somebody at the time said that an inhaler is 4 years regardless of reason for prescription.

    I think I'll contact my GP and get my full records and post it when I receive anything off Capita.