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Medical Standards for Entry

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

  1. Fibonarchie

    Fibonarchie Venerated Contributor

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    @Ninja_Stoker are those medical conditions mentioned in the original post bars to all entry to service, or are there other roles that wouldn’t have such stringent measures?
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  2. Ninja_Stoker

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    They are generic medical standards across the Naval Service but it's worth bearing in mind standards and regulations do change. The RN & RM sometimes operates single-service policies in some areas so the only way to be certain is to apply to the respective service and see what they declare.

    The tri-service medical standards, from which each service derives their entry standards are within Section Four of the Joint Service Publication, JSP 950
     
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  3. Viking_axe

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    @Ninja_Stoker Do all three services tend to follow the medical standards to the same extent? Or, as a random example, is it the case that the Royal Navy/ Royal Marines are less liberal when judging musculoskeletal injuries than the Army or RAF, despite officially using the same standards.
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  4. Ninja_Stoker

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    They are all based on JSP950 but the RN/RM tend to be more risk averse with lower limb issues than say, the Army. ACL reconstruction being a case in point.

    My understanding is it's all based on risk & cost to rehabilitate.
     
  5. JT_Welsh

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    Does anyone know if this applies for a deviated septum (I’m assuming it does). Also, would the procedure to fix the deviated septum (due to a physical accident) bar/deny entry?
     
  6. Ninja_Stoker

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    Hopefully @The guide or @CHUB! can advise.

    My initial thoughts are that as long as you can use gas masks (respirators) and firefighting breathing apparatus without issue, it should be OK.
     
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  7. JT_Welsh

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    great, thank you.
     
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    What's involved in the Beighton Test? And how is it passed/graded?
     
  9. Johnny_Anonie

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    It’s the test in which you have to duck walk and do all manner of weird movements.

    Essentially it is a screening technique for hypermobility. I think it includes about 10 different movements that check elbow and knee movements along with thumb and finger movements.
     
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