Rejoin after medical discharge...... How long?!?!

cutler05

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Hi everyone.

I was wondering if anybody knows the process for rejoining after being Md'd.

was MD during RT at the start of 2006, now want to rejoin and have signed a form at the AFCO to request my medical docs (i think :wondering:) and now just wondering whats next?? Its been about 4-5 weeks since i signed this form and have phoned AFCO but the guy i spoke to didnt really know.

Cheers for any help that can be given!
 

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Hi everyone.

I was wondering if anybody knows the process for rejoining after being Md'd.

was MD during RT at the start of 2006, now want to rejoin and have signed a form at the AFCO to request my medical docs (i think :wondering:) and now just wondering whats next?? Its been about 4-5 weeks since i signed this form and have phoned AFCO but the guy i spoke to didnt really know.

Cheers for any help that can be given!

Hi!

Depending of the reason for MD, your approval to be processed may well depend on any caveats attached when you were discharged. As long as you have not been in receipt of a medical/disability or war pension, your former medical notes will be forwarded to the Senior Medical Officer (Service Entry) [SMO(SE)] in the Aviation Medicine department in the Institute of Naval Medicine (INM) Alverstoke for his consideration & approval. Your approval to be processed may be dependent on attending a specialist medical with a Service Consultant specialist in the relevant medical area applicable to your reason for discharge, at (usually) either Haslar Hospital, Gosport, Guys London, or Selly Oak, Birmingham.

Normally, once your former Med docs are applied for it takes up to 4 weeks for them to be received at the AFCO. They are then sent to Captain Naval Recruiting to the RM Branch manager for approval to be processed, which can take a further 2 or 3 weeks. The RM Branch Manager, in the case of Medical Discharges (MD) will refer approval to the medical experts & depending on whether it's a simple yes/no or specialist medical required, that can take a further 4 weeks for a medical referral to be answered or for a specialist medical to be booked to determine your medical suitability to re-enter.

Further advice on re-joining HERE.

Hope that helps & good luck.
 

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Thanks very much Ninja, that helped alot. Reason for MD was a loss of mobility in the wrist, no idea why. But now i have full mobility back, and it doesnt cause any problems at all, and have been training hard on it for a while with no pain.
 

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The RM Branch Manager will make the call with regard the terms of re-entry following a medical discharge.

Usually you can expect to undergo at least the selection interview, medical, PJFT & PRMC again to prove the individual's circumstances remain acceptable & the fitness standards for entry have once again be reached to begin Recruit Training afresh.

Whilst the PRMC is valid for 12 months, that is assuming the medical standards for entry have continued to be met - technically a medical discharge suggests there was a period of medical unsuitabilitry for service which basically cancels the validity of the PRMC -unless the RM Branch Manager indicates otherwise.
 

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I See,

So the docs get to the AFCO, they then send them to RM branch manager, he has a look at docs - if medical sends to the service doctor - if not medical - he has the final say either yes or no - then docs get sent back to AFCO, and they inform you of decision and where to go from there?

Makes sense.

Tom
 
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