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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 recently applied but was rejected after his medical records showed he has a history of migraines. My issue with this is that I do not believe he necessary knows the difference between a migraine and a bad headache! Plus there is obviously the chance that he was over dramatising it in order to skip school - like teenagers do...
Anyway, he was seen by a neurological doctor and had regular check-ups. She prescribed preventative medication but he never actually took the medication for more than a day or two.
Now he has to wait 2 years from the date he was discharged and is absolutely gutted. I am hoping to appeal for a shorter deferral period as I think the last documented statement where he mentions having had a migraine, was at an appointment in July 2019 - a year ago. So I am hoping that he could maybe re-apply in July 21 rather than 2 years from his discharge date (which was March 20). Anyone got any experience of a similar situation? (I am going to ask his previous doctor if she can help with the appeal.)
 

KHBA

Clanker
Hi guys not sure if this is the right thread to be posting on but just looking for a bit of help. Went on a 30 min run today (done 60 miles in 5 weeks) so it's not like it's my first run, my left leg felt tighter than my right leg straight away. After the run I now have a really bad pain in my shin.. if I put to much weight on my left leg or roll my ankle it's so sore, could this be shin splints??? Does anyone have any advice on how to sort this out as I could get my assessment centre soon so I dont want a injury before going there! Any help will be appriecated.

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Hey Guys, can one join up with DOUBLE JOINTED ELBOWS?
I understand in the old JSP 346 it states no but in JSP 950 it only mentions "loss of extension" and "loss of functional capability" but I don't have Hypermobility Syndrome Diagnosis or anything, just literally double jointed elbows.
 
So what do i do when Capita have failed me miserably ? They asked me 2 pilointless questions over the cause of a year and finally they wanted results from all hearing test in my past and any current in respons to. a surger y i had as a child , bare in mind i hsve hsd 3 clinitian cross reference everything to the JSP950 i have had a Audiologist go over all my test and do a new test to confirm and lined across the graph to show that i was well applicable and ears where perfect , however i have been rejected sue to supposively my left ears is jot with entry limits , when it really iss! They are contradciting a specialist in that field and saying hes wrong when he had read and cross referenced it to their very own medical standards , i have more or less studied the JSP950 over the cause of a year , i have doctors check my appeal etc snd now we sre left in shock to how it was even rejected , spending so much time making sure it was passed ! I know myself living day to day life as an adult and 11 years since surgery that i am not deaf nor would the be any backlash from my career involving my ears , so i have been complletely blocked out and no longer can appeal on the basis i have use 3 appeals ?? When 2 appeals where wasted firstly they asked me a question upon a missed appointment just before i applied then , making me think they had already checked everything , however that was not the case they wasnted to know something else fomr when i was a child tand then finally they asked me upon my successful surgery when yoy could ask all 3 in one , plus JSP950 states 2 years clears sfyer surgery , im now 11 years and going to be plus , so what do i do ? When supposivlely my ear specialist is lying and all the doctors that took part wasted their time ? I have upon searched for higher up rank involving recruitment and any personnel that could help me stand my voice , and prove both at pre selection and phase 1 that my hearing is perfect , just to be able to sit infront of someone part of the army to provr theses test to prove that Capita are failing! not just me but thousands of people for unresonable explanations! My reason for this i know i am not deaf and yet they want to say i am, has anyone else been in A postion where there response was so unethical that it contradicts aload of prefessionals in that field ? Because thats is what has happend to me, i dont know how they even got the response they did that i did not meet entry standards ! WHEN I CERTAINLY DID and that was proven
 

Bob65

War Hero
Anyway, he was seen by a neurological doctor and had regular check-ups. She prescribed preventative medication but he never actually took the medication for more than a day or two.
If you read back through the 160-odd pages of this topic you will find it's full of people who
  • Felt some symptoms strongly enough to book a doctor's appointment
  • Showed up to that appointment and were examined by a doctor, who based on his or her diagnosis prescribed some medication
  • Went and got that prescription from the chemist
  • Never actually took it and think it's unfair that their medical records should show it

He's 16. Waiting until he is 18 is not the end of the world.
 

DocSavage

Clanker
Hey Guys, can one join up with DOUBLE JOINTED ELBOWS?
I understand in the old JSP 346 it states no but in JSP 950 it only mentions "loss of extension" and "loss of functional capability" but I don't have Hypermobility Syndrome Diagnosis or anything, just literally double jointed elbows.
There is no official ruling on hyperextension of elbows but anyone with hyperextension of joints will be looked at closely. It is possible you may have excessive laxity or hypermobility even if you have not had that diagnosed. If your knees hyperextend by 10degrees or more then it is automatic P8. If you have no other ligamentous laxity and it is truly only your elbows then you may be ok
 

DocSavage

Clanker
Hi guys not sure if this is the right thread to be posting on but just looking for a bit of help. Went on a 30 min run today (done 60 miles in 5 weeks) so it's not like it's my first run, my left leg felt tighter than my right leg straight away. After the run I now have a really bad pain in my shin.. if I put to much weight on my left leg or roll my ankle it's so sore, could this be shin splints??? Does anyone have any advice on how to sort this out as I could get my assessment centre soon so I dont want a injury before going there! Any help will be appriecated.

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It is too soon to worry about things like shin splints. Probably a simple injury which should resolve in a few days. Try simple stretches, anti inflammatories and do not run until the pain has gone
 

Crow22

Swinger
Hi guys not sure if this is the right thread to be posting on but just looking for a bit of help. Went on a 30 min run today (done 60 miles in 5 weeks) so it's not like it's my first run, my left leg felt tighter than my right leg straight away. After the run I now have a really bad pain in my shin.. if I put to much weight on my left leg or roll my ankle it's so sore, could this be shin splints??? Does anyone have any advice on how to sort this out as I could get my assessment centre soon so I dont want a injury before going there! Any help will be appriecated.

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When I had shin splints the pain was in my shins straight away, although running on a tight muscle isn't a great idea. Best thing to do is rest it up for 3-4 days minimum, try going for a shorter run, if it starts to hurt in either your tight muscle or your shin, stop immediately and rest for a further 3-4 days. If you're overweight or have poor running technique, it can be very helpful to run on grass if you want to do lots of running.

Whatever you do, don't train on an injury, it's not worth the long term damage.
 

KHBA

Clanker
When I had shin splints the pain was in my shins straight away, although running on a tight muscle isn't a great idea. Best thing to do is rest it up for 3-4 days minimum, try going for a shorter run, if it starts to hurt in either your tight muscle or your shin, stop immediately and rest for a further 3-4 days. If you're overweight or have poor running technique, it can be very helpful to run on grass if you want to do lots of running.

Whatever you do, don't train on an injury, it's not worth the long term damage.
Appriecate the reply, yeah I dont understand how it felt tight I do a 15 min warm up and 15 min cool down every time I train. I'm going to physio tomorrow so hopefully he can help me out a bit also & yeah I'm far from obese lol but I do my running in a field atm anyways so I'm putting it down to my running form as I've only been running for about 6weeks..
 
Hello,

I currently have 2 teeth taken out and I have been given a retainer to close the gap.

I was then meant to have braces put on once the gap has closed but Due to COVID it had been delayed. (I’m still stuck with the retainer and elastic bands)

I’m wanting to join the Paras as soon as I can but was wondering if I should sack off the braces and get them in the army (if I can) or wait to get them on... have them on 2 years... and then join.

Thank you!
 

MTALead

Swinger
Evening everyone, would anyone know whether the lengthy medical information from one application (the one completed by your GP) be able to be transferred to another application? I withdrew one application after completing the RGMD, and started a new one to change my path as a soldier instead. Thanks for any help
 
Evening everyone, would anyone know whether the lengthy medical information from one application (the one completed by your GP) be able to be transferred to another application? I withdrew one application after completing the RGMD, and started a new one to change my path as a soldier instead. Thanks for any help
The short answer is no. Different medical forms need to be filled in by your GP for an officer application vs a soldier application needing medical history/records from your GP. I went through this


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MTALead

Swinger
The short answer is no. Different medical forms need to be filled in by your GP for an officer application vs a soldier application needing medical history/records from your GP. I went through this


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Ah bugger, right then thanks for that mate much appreciated
 

MTALead

Swinger
No worries. What job role/s are you wanting to pursue?


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Was hoping to do Electronic Warfare Signals Intelligence in the R Signals, but that might need certain clearance which is another whole problem in itself for me as Brit who’s lived abroad all their life thus not having the required residency. All a bit fked situation for me
 

S7015642F

Clanker
Evening everyone, would anyone know whether the lengthy medical information from one application (the one completed by your GP) be able to be transferred to another application? I withdrew one application after completing the RGMD, and started a new one to change my path as a soldier instead. Thanks for any help
Contact national recruitment centre, i was down as reservist and changed my application in April to full time solider and it was all transferred across


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MTALead

Swinger
Contact national recruitment centre, i was down as reservist and changed my application in April to full time solider and it was all transferred across


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I'll have to give em another ring, got a few other issues cropping up but thanks for the input mate, glad to know some things at the least are transferable
 
Hello all hope you are all doing well.
I have recently put in my application to join the army and have got to the stage of having the face to face interview at my local afco but i am concerned on my medical.
I suffered with eczema when i was younger and had creams and ailments prescribed to me for use on it, i had the online triage phone call and told them i had it when i was younger and have not had any prescribed creams for over 12 years. I also recently had an appointment with my GP to take a look at my arms and she put on my records that it was clear.
I am still concerned if they will defer me on the basis i had it as i have read the JSP and it says nothing on the fact if you've had it and have no symptoms only if you currently are suffering with it?
 

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