A marker against your medical grading means that a suspected condition has to be kept under review periodically at whichever unit you are posted to. In your case it looks like annually - for the time being. The marker may be permanent or temporary. I suspect yours is temporary and is the result of a minor abnormality observed on the ECG. These things can happen at ECG, I wouldn't worry about it. You have not been rejected or deferred, and have received the appropriate pass paperwork. Relax.Hi all I posted a few pages back about a hernia, I was passed at assesment and got offered my first job choice. The nurse said I won’t get a date untill they get some past medical history from when I was a baby which is fine. But they also said they need to set up an ecg I think it is (heart monitor) every year on my name but that will be set up for me by the army so if I’m on operation I still have it done, but I just got home with the letters they’ve given me about it all and the ecg one says I haven’t passed? But I’ve got another letter asking for my past medical history saying I have passed... very confused as I have got the certificate, my grade from the interviewer and my first job role. Can anyone help me understand please? They said it will be 2-3weeks untill it’s all set up and they give me a date for basic. Thankyou in advance
(Edit) it’s called an E2 marker
Hi, what was your outcome of your appeal? I’ve just had a rejection letter for having the same thing 8 years ago, I’ve appealed once but that also got rejected. So I’m wondering what my chances are? ThanksHello, I recently applied to join the British Army, after going through my interview, chasing up my application every few days, I have been permantly deferred and need to appeal because of I have a 'history of dermatitis in the hands'. Some years ago the skin started peeling on my hands and this is the only time it has happened, I don't why. I went to pharmacies and walk in centres, no one what I was and in the end, I went to my doctor and even he didn't know what it was but put me on a dermititis cream to try and get rid of it, eventually it worked and never came back, I just want to know what should I put in my appeal, do you think it will work, anyone had any similar cases?
Thanks mateThey have you lie down on the medical table and they'll manipulate them manually, I think they just check for range of motion. They might visually check for hypertension as well at some point but I didn't notice. They checked my elbows for it at one point.
They'll bend your leg, straighten it, give it a tug, rotate it left and right, etc. At the end you'll do the old walk on your heels, walk on your toes, walk like a duck routine. That's all I can think of relating to your legs or knees, other than touching your toes without bending your knees (I always end up getting at least 6 inches lower during a medical exam than I can normally for some reason, so I wouldn't worry about this either if you struggle, but stretching is good practice)
It takes about four weeks.I gave my forms in to GP two weeks ago on same day as my briefing. I have been chasing since every couple of days theyve said they wont release details until the army pays the fee. They have sent the invoice to the army last Thursday. Does anyone know how quickly the army usually pay for GP records? I checked with my GP today and still not paid according to them. Many thanks
Scoliosis is a structural problem involving the vertebral alignment and can only be corrected by surgery so not sure what you mean by you have corrected the problem. However if you have had pain or other symptoms related to scoliosis it is very unlikely that they will let you inHi, I’m 16 and have recently been refused on the grounds that in December 2017 I had 18 months of back pain. I’m currently going through the appeal process and they’ve just got my letter today, I later found out the back pain was from minimal scoliosis and I’ve since corrected the problem. My doc has wrote a letter to the army explaining that my scoliosis is only ‘minimal’ and I’m on no meds and haven’t been back for 1 year and 3 months. I’m just wondering if anyone could give me an idea what to expect they’ll say to me. Thanks mitchell
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Have you spoken to your GP/docs about what exactly they wrote in your medical form and why you're being flagged for back pain all of a sudden? I know a lot of people claim misdiagnosis but it genuinely happened to me (I got referred to my GP because of low iron levels flagged by a routine blood donation, she started the small talk while pricking my finger and I mentioned I was made redundant that week. Apparently this conversation ended up in my medical file and the GP at my selection started asking me about depression (I think I described the situation as "not brilliant", which I think is a perfectly apt response to finding out you're being made redundant after Christmas, which the doctor wrote as me "feeling low") which took me completely by surprise. It wasn't an issue as I explained the situation but it's made me very cautious about what I say around doctor types now just incase.
I'd look into sending of an appeal but a year's deferral isn't really the end of the world, although you'll still be looking at all the administrative wait times if you start your application again in Jan which will turn it into more like 18 months, plus who knows if they'll lose the evidence of your asthma/shoulder medical exams which you could end up having to do again.
Give an appeal a go, although I'd seriously look at reapplying next Jan if they uphold the deferral. It's a lot of waiting but for the vast majority of it you aren't actually doing anything, only for the briefing and selection and possibly those extra tests if they have you do them again which I doubt. If it's within 2 years of your last selection date you also wouldn't even need to do the full ADSC event, just the medical and fitness exams. Your ACT/TST/English/Maths, etc. will all be carried over unless you want to try and improve your score.
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