All medical chat and queries in here. Please don't start a new one for every single medical question.

My application seems to be going fine currently but I posted this almost a month ago. Wondering if I get a rejection (I don't plan to appeal tbh), how long would one wait to reapply if its depression based? I could be struggling to find it but it does seem to be time-limited. Obviously, I'd get rejected again but at what point do they usually find appeals to be more successful? (and does it mainly depend on whos reviewing your appeal?)
check in JSP 950 - IIRC it's 4 years clear of treatment and symptoms for 'acceptable' mental health issues - some are a total bar on entry. terms and conditions apply etc etc
 
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you'll get warning tags issued that state 'allergy - penicillin' (most people who are told by their parents that they have a penicillin allergy have actually only had a mild reaction) you'll get treated with a different antibiotic than one containing penicillin in the event of needing antibiotics.
as I said on your other thread, look for JPS 960 - there is probably a link at the beginning of this thread if you can't manage the search function. You can then take a look at the document that will state which injuries and conditions are barred from entry, those that have a time bar, and those that are not an issue
I know mines bad as I had it when I was 12 and I ended up spending a few days in hospital, which was fun. Yeah I had a look at the document and spoke to the people on the phone, should hopefully just be an appeal then maybe an examination by a MOD doctor. Cheers for the help
 
I was diagnosed with eczema by the CMO after passing all my exams and the tst. Now my medical history has no mention of eczema and I stupidly went on a sunbed before selection it caused my skin to flare up ive only ever had a little dry skin which they didn't even bring up.

My question is obv cause I have been declared as P8 Unfit what happens during the appeal process should I get to my doctor and get a letter ready by him stating that I have had no history with eczema and that it was the sun bed was the cause.

When abroad I have never had a issue with sunburnt or anything I have fair skin and just gets a bit red like anyone else.

Has anyone ever got a successful appeal from the above diagnoses. My doctor look at the skin basically two days after and most of what the doctor had seen had sorted it self.

After stugling with passing the tst to doing it with flying colours for the unit selection of my choice I am very disheartend.

How should the letter be worded should the doctor deal with that letter and should I attach a cover letter for the CMO. I have dreamt of being in the army most of my life and was obviously gutted about it but keeping up my fitness should it go in my favour.
 
Hi Guys. I'm not sure if I'm attempting to bring a thread back from the dead, but I'll give it a shot.

I am considering joining TA Paras. but there is an on-paper problem. I was born with talipes (Club foot). I'm aware this has been posted about, however. My case was not corrected using surgery (it has been considered fully corrected/cured for a very long time now).

I'm calling this an on paper problem because, on paper it's a problem. In practice (running, Tabbing, calisthetics till-failure) it is not.

I have not been seen about it in almost 10 years now, possibly more. And I don't even know how long it's been since it was considered a problem.

I am not at all concerned about my literal ability to undergo training. I AM concerned about my in-theory, on-paper, not seen by a doctor "Computer says no" ability to even try training. I'm fully aware I will have to appeal when I put this in the medical questionnaire.

I'm just asking:

1. is it worth appealing?

2. is there any advise anyone can offer me if so?

3. Are there people you know of with a similar situation who have or have had military careers like the one I am persuing?

Any response will be greatly appreciated.
 
Hi Guys. I'm not sure if I'm attempting to bring a thread back from the dead, but I'll give it a shot.

I am considering joining TA Paras. but there is an on-paper problem. I was born with talipes (Club foot). I'm aware this has been posted about, however. My case was not corrected using surgery (it has been considered fully corrected/cured for a very long time now).

I'm calling this an on paper problem because, on paper it's a problem. In practice (running, Tabbing, calisthetics till-failure) it is not.

I have not been seen about it in almost 10 years now, possibly more. And I don't even know how long it's been since it was considered a problem.

I am not at all concerned about my literal ability to undergo training. I AM concerned about my in-theory, on-paper, not seen by a doctor "Computer says no" ability to even try training. I'm fully aware I will have to appeal when I put this in the medical questionnaire.

I'm just asking:

1. is it worth appealing?

2. is there any advise anyone can offer me if so?

3. Are there people you know of with a similar situation who have or have had military careers like the one I am persuing?

Any response will be greatly appreciated.
Its worth appealing if you want it badly.

You may have to do a 3 month training diary to prove you can undertake physical exercise with no affects from your condition.

Your best bet is to apply, declare everything, and see where you can go from there.

Best of luck.
 
Hi there,


I know this topic has probably been over discussed over the years. I've been planning on joining the army for a good few years now however I have a colour deficiency. I know that there are certain areas which are out of my reach such as pilots, the royal engineers (which I personally find a joke as I have been made colour safe in my current position as a high voltage electrician), royal signals etc however I know I can't pass the the lantern test as I previously sat it. So basically my current level of colour vision, according to the army, is CP4. My main aim is to either join an infantry regiment (preferably either the royal regiment of Scotland, the Scots guards or chance my luck with the parachute regiment) or the royal artillery. Can I join with a CP4 colour vision for these regiments? Do the Paras have a higher level of requirements for colour vision as they are an airbourne regiment? Also, further down the line if I wanted to specialise and try out to be a sniper, would this be possible or do they require a higher level of colour vision?

Thanks for your time

Rob
 
Hi Guys. I'm not sure if I'm attempting to bring a thread back from the dead, but I'll give it a shot.

I am considering joining TA Paras. but there is an on-paper problem. I was born with talipes (Club foot). I'm aware this has been posted about, however. My case was not corrected using surgery (it has been considered fully corrected/cured for a very long time now).

I'm calling this an on paper problem because, on paper it's a problem. In practice (running, Tabbing, calisthetics till-failure) it is not.

I have not been seen about it in almost 10 years now, possibly more. And I don't even know how long it's been since it was considered a problem.

I am not at all concerned about my literal ability to undergo training. I AM concerned about my in-theory, on-paper, not seen by a doctor "Computer says no" ability to even try training. I'm fully aware I will have to appeal when I put this in the medical questionnaire.

I'm just asking:

1. is it worth appealing?

2. is there any advise anyone can offer me if so?

3. Are there people you know of with a similar situation who have or have had military careers like the one I am persuing?

Any response will be greatly appreciated.

What are you appealing against?
Do you meet the medical criteria? Is it a permanent bar to entry?

Are you appealing against that condition being a bar to entry? (Good luck on that one)
 
Hi there,


I know this topic has probably been over discussed over the years. I've been planning on joining the army for a good few years now however I have a colour deficiency. I know that there are certain areas which are out of my reach such as pilots, the royal engineers (which I personally find a joke as I have been made colour safe in my current position as a high voltage electrician), royal signals etc however I know I can't pass the the lantern test as I previously sat it. So basically my current level of colour vision, according to the army, is CP4. My main aim is to either join an infantry regiment (preferably either the royal regiment of Scotland, the Scots guards or chance my luck with the parachute regiment) or the royal artillery. Can I join with a CP4 colour vision for these regiments? Do the Paras have a higher level of requirements for colour vision as they are an airbourne regiment? Also, further down the line if I wanted to specialise and try out to be a sniper, would this be possible or do they require a higher level of colour vision?

Thanks for your time

Rob
Infantry is fine with CP4, I believe paras and gunners is as well although you won't find out until you've been to selection (recruiters can't help, I'm in the same boat with CP3)

Don't mention wanting to be a sniper or SAS or SBS or special forces, just worry about getting through selection and phase 1 for the time being. 80% of people at selection will want to be a sniper.
 
What are you appealing against?
Do you meet the medical criteria? Is it a permanent bar to entry?

Are you appealing against that condition being a bar to entry? (Good luck on that one)
Hey man,

- The condition is corrected Talipes. Cured, untreated for years yada yada yada.

- I've read JSP 950 (I think that's what it's called) "Any degree of Talipes, corrected or otherwise is graded L8P8"

- The straws I'm desperately clasping at here is the footnote "All cases are assessed based on individual merit" I might be paraphrasing (pun not intended, but so cringe inducingly perfect)

- I've been told by family members (Ex forces PTIs, nurses, paras etc) that the footnote there means something and I should appeal if (when) I'm declared unfit. Appealing against the thing being a bar to entry would be rediculous, appealing based on my individual case being corrected/cured fully is (((apparently))) worth trying. The way I see it, I've got nothing to lose (With the exception of £250 inc VAT (I know))
 
Hello not sure if this quite medical related.

I noticed in January, online that my application was Deferred, and was told I'd be receiving a letter soon. I have still have yet to receive the letter, I have been phoning once a month but they just say they'e going to resend the letter. My address is correct on their system and on my online account on the army jobs website.

Is there any other way to find out about this deferral, it would put me at ease knowing why.
 
Hi all I'm currently waiting on my selection date but started to get very slight pain in my shoulder not enough for pain killers but also started getting a poping or cracking noise that others can hear no pain when poping and I suspect it could be a rotator cuff injury and I'm worried when I go to the doctor if they confirm this will this stop me from being able to join as an infantry soldier with the royal regiment of Scotland I'm sure I can pass selection with the injury but I'm a bit worried they will basically tell me to do one when they find out I'm 26 y/o and have a 7 y/o son and a daughter due end of August and I just want a better life for my kids and for them to be proud of their dad.

If anyone else has had a similar injury it would be great to hear from you and thanks in advance for any sensible answers and sorry if there is any other threads regarding this subject already.
 
I’m just about to have surgery for mine with a expected 6-8 weeks in a sling, 2-3 months off work and 6-10 months full recovery time with a 20% of failure. I can’t move my arm behind my back or raise it above shoulder level. But then I am 30 years older than you
 
Hi all I'm currently waiting on my selection date but started to get very slight pain in my shoulder not enough for pain killers but also started getting a poping or cracking noise that others can hear no pain when poping and I suspect it could be a rotator cuff injury and I'm worried when I go to the doctor if they confirm this will this stop me from being able to join as an infantry soldier with the royal regiment of Scotland I'm sure I can pass selection with the injury but I'm a bit worried they will basically tell me to do one when they find out I'm 26 y/o and have a 7 y/o son and a daughter due end of August and I just want a better life for my kids and for them to be proud of their dad.

If anyone else has had a similar injury it would be great to hear from you and thanks in advance for any sensible answers and sorry if there is any other threads regarding this subject already.
Get it completely fixed & healed before training.

If you don’t, you may well be landed with a permanent injury as well as being medically discharged.
 
I would recommend getting it sorted out now rather than increase the chance of injury in training (you'll also run the risk of having a more serious injury if you leave it)
what if it's picked up in one of the medicals and you've not been honest about it?
 
I’m just about to have surgery for mine with a expected 6-8 weeks in a sling, 2-3 months off work and 6-10 months full recovery time with a 20% of failure. I can’t move my arm behind my back or raise it above shoulder level. But then I am 30 years older than you
I was in a similar position(Painkillers to help me sleep but still waking when I turned over in my sleep) I managed to get it fixed by intensive physio - by intensive I mean very painful!

Good luck with your op.
 
Mines isn't as bad I can raise my arm right up can keep both arms straight and touch them behind my back but get very slight pain when pulling door shut behind me sometimes or reaching for things and is pretty sore when arm is behind my back as if its been twisted suppose I will just have to see my doc and hope it's doesn't screw the rest of my life up as I have my heart set on a career in the armed forces
 
Yeah I every intention of getting it looked at just getting worried it's going to stop me having the opportunity to do the job that I want to
it's difficult to offer advice on the potential impact an injury you may have will be based on a vague description on the internet.
You may have a very minor injury that'll be easily sorted out quite quickly, or you may have gonorrsyphillaids of the shoulder. It could be something somewhere in the middle of all that , before you can worry about it's impact you need to know what it is, how severe it is.
 
If anyone else has had a similar injury it would be great to hear from you and thanks in advance for any sensible answers and sorry if there is any other threads regarding this subject already.
Only the big sticky one at the top of the board you posted in, cunningly hidden behind a title such as "All medical chat and queries in here".
 

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