Can you rephrase and hopefully you’ll get a clearer response from one of the users that monitor this thread. Are you currently deferred pending a report?Okay so I’m wondering if anyone knows how long it takes for occupational physician to review your file and come back with an outcome? I’ve asked recruitment but they don’t know
Are you TMU and appealing?
What exactly is your understanding of an “occupational physician”?
Do you simply mean how long does it take from submitting your application?
What stage of the process are you?
Come back with the answers and let’s see if anyone can help.
Some generic info though- Delays are usually caused by GP surgeries seeking payment upfront before providing the candidates information requested. The surgery will often claim they have responded but what they mean is they have submitted an invoice and await payment.
If your GP surgery claims non-receipt of a letter off Capita, contact your AFCO to request the letter re-send. If yoursurgery is adamant they have sent the requested medical information, it's usually a couple of weeks before you are contacted regarding the Face to Face (F2F) medical examination.
With regard appealing a decision made by SMOSE (Senior Medical Officer Service Entries), the only way a further appeal would succeed is if SMOSE had stated certain criteria needed to be met and those criteria were now fully met or fresh evidence reveals a misdiagnosis of the original condition.