Hi folks. I was recently made PMU for having Contact Dermatitis. A few days before my medical appointment with Capita, I came into contact with a underwater binding agent concrete/cement mix that I needed to use at my work. Shortly after using it without the required PPE, my fingers and hands started to mimic that of occupational dermatitis. During my medical examination the Capita doctor noticed my hands and put it down as a history of eczema/dermatitis. I explained the situation and was told it would be decided by “chain of command”.
I’ve since appealed with a letter explaining how I received this chemical damage from work and that I’ve never had any form of eczema/dermatitis in my life. This is also supported by my doctor in a letter saying I have no record or diagnosis of me having it. He also mentioned that this was a isolated episode. I also attached photos of my hands proving that they have healed up. (which it did days after the medical).
“ Irritant contact dermatitis. Candidates with a confirmed history of irritant contact dermatitis are normally graded UNFIT. However, where a candidate has experienced isolated episodes of irritant contact dermatitis as a result of an defined exposure, unlikely to be encountered during military Service, they should be referred to single-Service Occupational Physician responsible for the selection of recruits. “
Looking at the JSP 950 I assume since it’s an isolated episode and it being a defined exposure, that it will be decided by internal doctors ? Is this something that can be appealed from Permanetly Medically Unfit ? Cheers for any of the help guys.
It should at least lead to a referral to occupational physician, this may just be a paper review.
As stated before, an appeal is for previously unpresented evidence, you seem to fill this criteria.