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    medical requirements for juniors

    Hi can anyone advise if the medical entry requirements for juniors wanting to join Harrogate are the same as for an adult joining? My 16 year old son has applied but was recently rejected after his medical records show he has a history of migraines. My issue is that he was a child when he had...
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    Dental Issues

    Hi, I had my front tooth knocked a while back and as a result it ended up snapping in half sideways and in someones head. I managed to get it back and have it glued back on. Im wanting to join the paras and part of the training is milling. If I was to have my tooth knocked out during milling...
  3. dropshortjock

    Renewal of SGC/FAC - medical report fee

    To the experts out there: I am in the process of renewing my SGC & FAC (through Police Scotland). I was aware that the process had changed in England and Wales to include a fee for a medical report submitted by your GP. I now see that this has extended north of the border as well. Speaking to...
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    Eczema in the army?

    Hello, I am hoping to join the army within the next few years but I have a question about eczema. When I was a child I had mild eczema in the creases of my arms and was prescribed an emollient gel to sort it out. I know that the army won’t let you join if you have eczema but I had it many years...
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    Coeliac disease and career progression

    I’ve just been diagnosed with coeliac disease, for those who don’t know it’s basically a condition where you have to avoid eating gluten for life. The consequences if you do ingest gluten can be quite damaging. The question I have is does anyone know anyone else on service with this condition...
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    Possible Way Back In.

    Hi all. Ex TA here, left 15 years ago. Really want to get back in to the military, serve and possibly help with MACA or overseas operations. Wishing to join the Regulars, TA or reserves, even the RAF or Navy. Problem is I have H1 H8 hearing. I tried to get back in back in 2012 but Capita...
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    Colour Blind

    HELLO , I'm 18 and waiting to start my application for the army I am wondering if I can get into the infantry with red and green colour blind or not. Its not bad and I have never had a problem with it but was just wondering. Thank you
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    Difference between GDMO and RMO??

    I'm heavily considering a career in the army as a doctor. Currently year 1 of medical school. What happens after the PQO course at Sandhurst? Can you join any regiment (regardless of whether it is a medical reg or not) you want, or are you (as a doctor) confined to only joining RAMC? What is the...
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    Difference between GDMO and RMO??

    I'm heavily considering a career in the army as a doctor. Currently year 1 of medical school. What happens after the PQO course at Sandhurst? Can you join any regiment (regardless of whether it is a medical reg or not) you want, or are you (as a doctor) confined to only joining RAMC? What is the...
  10. Terrafir

    Leaving army from CMT

    Right I want to join the Army as a Combat Medical Technician but I want to know what jobs are available in the civilian world after I would leave. Does anyone have any experience with this? I havn't been able to find much information online about the role in the first place, other than the army...
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    Stretcher Bearers and medical orderlies

    Morning gents I'm reading a book called "Stout Hearts" about British/Canadians in Normandy. The chapter on the AMS is interesting. It says that in a rifle company stretcher bearers were detached from the RAP to each rifle company. Would these men have been RAMC or infantry? Where they medical...
  12. Free Beer (Yesterday)

    Free Beer (Yesterday)

    Wheel the guilty bar steward in Serjeant
  13. theoriginalphantom

    Repeated Theme - Migraines

    check out the first post in the thread that's all about medical stuff and joining up
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    Ex Regular Army to Reservist rejoiners medical?

    Hi all, After a steady 5 years out i’ve decided to resurrect myself and rejoin, this time as a Reservist also looking to change Cap Badge after some much thought out consideration. Anyone in the loop on what I can expect on a 4 hour medical? and on how strict they are on BMI for rejoiners,this...
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    I have PCOS can I join the raf

    Hi it's been my dream to be an engineer at the raf for a couple of years now. But I've been diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome and i'm being tested for cushing's syndrome and wondering if those are disqualifying factors. Looking at the medical conditions, they reject adrenal diseases which...
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    Back acne

    Hello, Im am currently waiting on a date for the assessment centre, and I have acne scarring on my back and shoulders with like 3 - 5 active spots and I think a couple cysts not too sure but should I be worried about the medical ?
  17. theoriginalphantom

    I have a question about medical.

    If only there was a thread for medical matters
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    Dental Nurse / Qualified Nurse

    Hi! I'm looking to join the Army as a Dental Nurse (I am already qualified), I cant find much info online about what its like to work in dentistry in the army (or even the medical side of things)? I have my two night assessment next month so just looking for some background on what its like...
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    Eyesight standards for RAMC

    Do the army allow people with +8.00 vision in the left eye and +5.25 vision in the right to serve as I’ve heard different things from different people such as it being a case by case basis. I have been to my Afco but they were no help, thank you
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    RGMD - Claw toe

    I’m about to hand my RGMD into my GP and I have a concern around an operation I had on a ‘claw toe’ in 2009. I know at the time the surgeon explained that the army do not usually let people join with a claw toe but has this changed? I’ve never had any issues with it even with regular long...
  21. ganonville

    Joining the reserves as a paramedic.

    Was looking for some advice regarding reserves recruitment. I am an NHS student paramedic currently and therefore once qualified would like to join as a professionally qualified paramedic officer. However, I am still training and will not be qualified until 2021. I am not sure what my best...
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    Cronic Sinusitis - broken nose will it stop me?

    Posted this before what on the wrong forum. Hi everyone, looking to get some information on whether this will possibly stop me from joining up? I have cronic sinusitis from a breaking my nose 4 times due to boxing and I have to use a nasal spray up to 5 times a day to be able to breath through...
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    Gallstones from 4years old

    I have applied to join the forces but due to having gallstones i have been rejected as i am apparently medically unfit for service (P8). I was diagnosed at 4 with them and have lived with them for my life, i can only be medically cleared if i get my gallbladder removed and i would be given the...
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    Goood evening, not sure if I’m posting in the right place or whatever but I don’t know where else to seek help as my army recruiter won’t discuss medical issues with me which is fair enough. I have served in the reserves for a year in 2016 and passed my assessment and went to training. As a...
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    Medical Deferral, What Now?

    Yesterday, i received a medical deferral for a migraine i had around a year ago. I will have to wait until l April 2020 (14 months from now) before i can even reapply. Obviously i am gutted as i had my heart set on this but such is life and i very much plan to reapply in April of next year...
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    ‘Skin dermatitis’ on Medical forms

    Alright Chaps, Filled out the medical forms with the GP today to be sent off. The one and only thing that was put on my form was about me coming to the docs once 2 years ago about dry, cracked skin on my hands. It happened only once, cleared up immediately and nothing like since - the doc wrote...
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    British Army - Scrutiny TMU

    Hello all, wondering if anyone can help me, i had applied for the British army, but i was not successful due to medical records and received a letter titled 'Scrutiny Temporally Medically Unfit', because this says temporally unfit does this mean i can apply again at a later date?, i plan to...
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    RAF Nurse Questions

    So I'm a 3rd year Male Nursing student and will most likely be joining the RAF when completing my degree. I just wanted to ask some questions if there are any serving or former RAF nurses. -Is there any choice upon completing your phase 2 training of what specialist area you go into? ( for...
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    Failed RGMD for false reasons.

    Got a message through the portal saying I had failed the medical that the GP had to send off. On the message it says I failed due to headaches I had at the start of the year, because I was receiving ongoing medication. I could partially understand that, however I am not on any medication from...
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    Got deferred from the army for back pain being in my medical history. I attempted to appeal it and got a medical letter from my GP saying I am free from any symptoms regarding back pain and I am fit and healthy to proceed along with the application. Unfortunately this appeal was rejected. Got...
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    Do I need to bring a prescription with me to the Medical test and drug tests?

    Hey guys I’m 15 and I’m currently on medication containing codiene for the pain, I’m worried that this will show positive for heroin in my drugs test but I can’t just stop a few days before (I assume it’s a urine test) as I’ll be in a bit of pain, I don’t know if I’ll still be on medication then...
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    Joining after ACL Reconstruction

    I've been interested in joining the Army as officer for 5 years now (I am 21). I have been declined multiple times just from the first medical questionnaire because I had ACL reconstruction 5 years ago. I have a letter from a knee specialist (who performed the surgery) stating that I am fully...
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    Hey guys, currently in the process of joining but have a couple of questions you might be able to shed some light on, I have a condition known as congenital nystagmus and although it is not severe I reckon it will hurt my chances of gaining entry, does anyone know of anybody in service with this...
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    Assessment centre medical

    Now guys, I've had my army brief last week and everything went well and the guy told me he'd be in contact in a couple weeks for a date for the assessment centre, however I'm abit on edge as I've had an inhaler from my gp in the past that was given to me to try out for a week but I didn't use it...
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    Medical - Previous Depression and S8

    Hey all, Firstly, I know this has come up on numerous threads which I have searched through and read. So apologies for another similar thread which no doubt will touch on similar comment/situations made by others. However, I wanted to see if things have changed or if depression is being...
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    Pnuemothorax (collapsed lung)

    Hi everyone, 2 years ago I had a very small pneumothorax (less than 2cm’s). Bed rest for a week or two and cleared itself up with no need for treatment. Absolutely no issues whatsoever since. Anyway I’d like to join the infantry as a reservist, wondering if this might hinder my application...
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    Joining and debt.

    Hello all Sorry if this is in the wrong section, new here. I have been considering joining for a while now, specifically a medical area (unqualified). But I am looking into other options. However, I do have a significant amount of debt on my shoulders and I am currently in a DMP. I am only 24...
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    Having a squint in the army.

    I have been extremely worried recently as I have applied and am currently awaiting selection, however I have both amblyopia and strabismus in my right eye, it’s pretty slight and my visual acuity Is decent in both eyes Right eye: 6/9 incorrected Left eye: 6/6 incorrected Just wondering if...
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    Dental Question

    Hi, I was directed here from the Navy Site. Finding it hard to find help regarding dental issues and the medical. I am looking to join up in the next few months. The only medical worry I have is that my previous NHS dentist said that I have a TMD - temporomandibular disorder - a clicky jaw...
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    Medical form. Application to join.

    I've applied to join the army (with intentions of going to AFC Harrogate in September 2018). I have a few things to ask: 1) I've taken the Medical form for my GP to fill in (where they enclose my medical history) but they said it could take up to 2 weeks for them to sort it. How will I know when...