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estwist

Clanker
Yes - it does mean you cant join.

Your appeal is only likely to be succesful if you can prove you didnt have occlusive dressings.

Having occlusive dressings is specifically mentioned as being an indicator of "severe atopic dermatitis", and thus is a bar to entry.
Thanks, tough news to hear. If so is it even worth an appeal?[/QUOTE]

I wouldn’t think so.





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dclxvi

Crow
I posted in here a few weeks ago about my ankle injury which has put my application into the paras on hold. My gp sent my medical info to the medical team on the 10th of october but the army still havent got back to me in regards to my application. Does this process usually take a while? Selection has been pushed back from the 12th of december to the 18th because of this so i was wondering if its likely to get sorted by then.
 
Quick Question!

So I have minor "Photosensitivity" and the JSP 950 states

Photosensitivity: Candidates with any condition sensitive to or aggravated by exposure to sunlight NOT adequately controlled by sunscreens, are normally graded UNFIT

Would I need to appeal if I only have minor photosensitivity that CAN BE adequately controlled by sunscreen? I'm a bit confused on the wording and was a lil worried because there's no provided criteria where I could have photosensitivity and be declared "FIT"?
 

Joe_Private

On ROPS
On ROPs
Quick Question!

So I have minor "Photosensitivity" and the JSP 950 states

Photosensitivity: Candidates with any condition sensitive to or aggravated by exposure to sunlight NOT adequately controlled by sunscreens, are normally graded UNFIT

Would I need to appeal if I only have minor photosensitivity that CAN BE adequately controlled by sunscreen? I'm a bit confused on the wording and was a lil worried because there's no provided criteria where I could have photosensitivity and be declared "FIT"?
If the statement is "Candidates with any condition sensitive to or aggravated by exposure to sunlight NOT adequately controlled by sunscreens, are normally graded UNFIT" then the opposite would be "Candidates with any condition sensitive to or aggravated by exposure to sunlight [which is] adequately controlled by sunscreens, are normally graded FIT".

What will happen is that you will automatically fail the health questionnaire, and will then have to appeal. The appeal needs to include proof that your photosensitivity is minor and can be adequately controlled by sunscreen. There are a few good examples over the previous pages of successful appeals, follow the advice given there, and your appeal should also be successful.
 
If the statement is "Candidates with any condition sensitive to or aggravated by exposure to sunlight NOT adequately controlled by sunscreens, are normally graded UNFIT" then the opposite would be "Candidates with any condition sensitive to or aggravated by exposure to sunlight [which is] adequately controlled by sunscreens, are normally graded FIT".

What will happen is that you will automatically fail the health questionnaire, and will then have to appeal. The appeal needs to include proof that your photosensitivity is minor and can be adequately controlled by sunscreen. There are a few good examples over the previous pages of successful appeals, follow the advice given there, and your appeal should also be successful.

Ahh I see thank you, had a chat to my GP and he was more than happy to testify to the fact that my photosensitivity is only very minor and completely fine with sunscreen so hopefully it all pans out!
 
If the statement is "Candidates with any condition sensitive to or aggravated by exposure to sunlight NOT adequately controlled by sunscreens, are normally graded UNFIT" then the opposite would be "Candidates with any condition sensitive to or aggravated by exposure to sunlight [which is] adequately controlled by sunscreens, are normally graded FIT".

What will happen is that you will automatically fail the health questionnaire, and will then have to appeal. The appeal needs to include proof that your photosensitivity is minor and can be adequately controlled by sunscreen. There are a few good examples over the previous pages of successful appeals, follow the advice given there, and your appeal should also be successful.

Do you think it would be possible to avoid the appeal process if my GP were to write in my medical records that the photosensitivity is minor and easily managed with sunscreen in the earliest stage of my application possible?
 

Dm99

Swinger
So, 2 Years ago I was medically discharged for sensorineural hearing loss at mid and high frequencies in my left ear resulting in a H3 test. I was diagnosed by ENT Specialists. Recently I got another hearing test after leaving it for so long, and now back at H1 in both ears.

I am planning to sign back up, just wondering if my application will be deferred due to my history and if I should send my latest results with the next RGMD I have to provide.

Thanks.
 
Hi all basically got a quick question i was firstly worried about a visit to doctors not long ago about 8 months and he wrote anxiety as he had to put something to sign me off for a week my gp sent my medical records off and my decision was deffered due to an appointment i missed in november 2027 due to my ears , so theyve not accounted for the anxiety etc which im mafe up for as i was mostly worried on the case but shocked they wanted to know about the other appointment , long story short i had a surger on ear as a child and healed perfect with normal hearing acuityy, with family in armyy etc they always made sure i had freqient ear test and wac removel and that is what the appointmemt was for just a standard check up , they have sent a letter to my gp as ive only been with him a year i am worried he may write something the medical team see as a no ! I camt think of anything at all as it has always been just a ear test with my own decision to carry on with having them , will it affect anythingg ?
 
So, 2 Years ago I was medically discharged for sensorineural hearing loss at mid and high frequencies in my left ear resulting in a H3 test. I was diagnosed by ENT Specialists. Recently I got another hearing test after leaving it for so long, and now back at H1 in both ears.

I am planning to sign back up, just wondering if my application will be deferred due to my history and if I should send my latest results with the next RGMD I have to provide.

Thanks.
Sensorineural hearing loss is permanent.
 

Haz95

Crow
Hello everyone,

Just a quick one is JSP 950 6.7.7 still up to date. Appears to be from 2017.
Trying to make my additional information clear enough that no appeal is necessary and can move on.

Thanks everyone
 

amnesia

Old-Salt
Hello everyone,

Just a quick one is JSP 950 6.7.7 still up to date. Appears to be from 2017.
Trying to make my additional information clear enough that no appeal is necessary and can move on.

Thanks everyone
The most recent version is August 2019.
 

magsy26

Swinger
So, 2 Years ago I was medically discharged for sensorineural hearing loss at mid and high frequencies in my left ear resulting in a H3 test. I was diagnosed by ENT Specialists. Recently I got another hearing test after leaving it for so long, and now back at H1 in both ears.

I am planning to sign back up, just wondering if my application will be deferred due to my history and if I should send my latest results with the next RGMD I have to provide.

Thanks.
Just bring your audiogram results, they will compare your past to your current and agree you are fit. Job done. Move on.
 

magsy26

Swinger
Hi all basically got a quick question i was firstly worried about a visit to doctors not long ago about 8 months and he wrote anxiety as he had to put something to sign me off for a week my gp sent my medical records off and my decision was deffered due to an appointment i missed in november 2027 due to my ears , so theyve not accounted for the anxiety etc which im mafe up for as i was mostly worried on the case but shocked they wanted to know about the other appointment , long story short i had a surger on ear as a child and healed perfect with normal hearing acuityy, with family in armyy etc they always made sure i had freqient ear test and wac removel and that is what the appointmemt was for just a standard check up , they have sent a letter to my gp as ive only been with him a year i am worried he may write something the medical team see as a no ! I camt think of anything at all as it has always been just a ear test with my own decision to carry on with having them , will it affect anythingg ?
You're looking into it to much, just do an audiogram at specsavers or boots and make sure your left and right ear are H1 or H2 and not H3. Job done.
 
Hello folks.

I’ve applied to join the army and was rejected based on an episode of anxiety with no specific trigger, as well as dermatitis.

Basically, during the call I told them I’d done a round of cognitive behavioural therapy and was almost done. This isn’t the case - just got a bit nervous over the call and the questions, said the wrong thing and didn’t want to backtrack as I thought it would make it seem like I was lying outright. Fully aware that I am an absolute ******* dick for being so stupid however its what’s there so I’ve got to run with it. In reality, I attended one session where we spoke about the issues I had and discussed what would happen going forward. I never attended any after this as I felt significantly better by the time I actually got the appointment through. I was also never diagnosed with any illness and self referred myself, rather than being referred by the GP. There also WAS a significant life event and I specified this to them in the appeal, but it appears they just outright ignored it.

I appealed this and got my decision back today, rejected again. I appealed it on the basis that I wasn’t ever diagnosed with anxiety, Iwas never treated for it, and feel fine now.

It was rejected with the message “I have declined your appeal on the basis that you have anxiety with no specific trigger, for which you are being seen by the community mental health team and dermatitis requiring steroid creams and care under a dermatologist”

My issue isn’t that I don’t feel I have anxiety unless I’ve been diagnosed as such, and I haven’t. The guidance they listed(JSP 950 4-I-4 AtopicDermatitis) refers to a totally different type of dermatitis; mine is seborrheic and very mild, controlled by an over the counter emollient andstraight forward moisturiser. They’re two different conditions with different triggers.

additionally, I was referredto the hospital’s dermatology department because my GP didn’t know what I had, not based on the severity of the condition.

I’m not sure what route to go down here.Im aware I can appeal again but also very conscious of the fact I have a limited amount of appeals and don’t want to waste them.
RCMO at the reserve unit I wanted to go to said to get in touch if I had any issues with the joining process but I’m not sure if this is worth bothering him about.

very new here so forgive any stupidity or ignorance, both of which I’m suremy post has in abundance!
 
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Hi all i am 17 years old and about to have my army
Medical examination, does anyone know if they have a problem with a skin condition ive seen is very common in adolescents and it is essentially blocked hair follicles, it is called karatosis pilaris. I have it on my upper arms where it sometimes looks pretty bad and a little on my thighs, should i worry about this and should it be a concern for my medical? Any help or replies are appreciated, to be honest i am a little worried about this but because its common for people my age i hope it will be ok
Thanks, Josh
 
New here, so i recently had my selection at glencorse, passed everything got the run time i needed ect, however during my medical a previous injury to my back which i did disclose to them means they think im at risk due to the role i want (paras) so ive been deferred for 3 months and during that time i need to fill out an exercise diary to show my back can handle what its going to go through in training just wondering if anyone else has had a similar situation and what the outcome was, should also mention this injury occured nearly 20 years ago, and has since healed pretty much perfectly
 

amnesia

Old-Salt
New here, so i recently had my selection at glencorse, passed everything got the run time i needed ect, however during my medical a previous injury to my back which i did disclose to them means they think im at risk due to the role i want (paras) so ive been deferred for 3 months and during that time i need to fill out an exercise diary to show my back can handle what its going to go through in training just wondering if anyone else has had a similar situation and what the outcome was, should also mention this injury occured nearly 20 years ago, and has since healed pretty much perfectly
The exercise diary isnt as common as it used to be, but what they are looking for is proof that you can "undertake exercise comparable to military training."

Your diary should be as comprehensive and detailed as possible, including distances, times and weights lifted & carried.
 
The exercise diary isnt as common as it used to be, but what they are looking for is proof that you can "undertake exercise comparable to military training."

Your diary should be as comprehensive and detailed as possible, including distances, times and weights lifted & carried.
Yeah ive done/doing that i get the need for it and why they wanted me to do it just its just frustrating its put me in a strange limbo zome haha, do you know of many people that have had to fill out an exercise diary?
 

amnesia

Old-Salt
Yeah ive done/doing that i get the need for it and why they wanted me to do it just its just frustrating its put me in a strange limbo zome haha, do you know of many people that have had to fill out an exercise diary?
Being asked to complete one is a good thing...it means they giving you the benefit of the doubt and it is up to you to prove that you can cope with training.

Yes I know a few candidates who have had to complete one.

They used to dish them out all the time but about 12 months ago they reduced the numbers being done. I believe it is only the medical staff at the ACs who issue them now.
 

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