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MOD Comment - can we please drop the “my Godfrey bag is bigger than yours” stuff. If you need to have a medic-off, please do so by PM, and then PM me the results rather than on this thread.
 
MOD Comment - can we please drop the “my Godfrey bag is bigger than yours” stuff. If you need to have a medic-off, please do so by PM, and then PM me the results rather than on this thread.
I can't be doing with it any more, and for that reason



#threadflounce
 
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And I intentionally ignored it as you are clearly fishing & making a point.
I'm sad that you think that, as I have a number of valid reasons for asking.
I don’t think this thread is for you Joe.
Again, I'm saddened you think that.
It’s quite heavily moderated. See
#1 post for guidance.
Seeing as you mention it, that post has quite a good link ...
f you need a copy of the latest version have a look on Joint Service Publication (JSP)

Although 1.2 is available here. Still very relevant and much is unchanged.

https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/457671/response/1101664/attach/3/20171215 JSP 950 Part 1 Lft 6 7 7 V1.2 Dec 17.pdf
... that link (the one in post #1 of this thread) leads to JSP950 pt1 leaflet 6-7-7 v1.2 uploaded on here two years ago, the same document you linked to. Now, the thing is, in the HoC Defence Select Committee meeting the other day, SoS Defence stated that the medical requirements have just been relaxed to aid recruiting, and on checking, I see that v1.4 dated September 18 has been issued. I also noted that you posted an excerpt from "the latest edition of the JSP" a few days ago. So, my assumption was that, as the SME, you probably had access to v1.4. Only now, it seems you don't, particularly as Gavin Williamson and Lt Gen Nugee seem to think it has changed quite a bit and you disagree. The trouble is, I can't access it, which is a bit of bugger, as it was me who uploaded the last two versions which @The_Duke so kindly put in the JSP950 thread. So, what I'm after is someone with MoD SharePoint access (which is what I don't have) who can access this file
https://modgovuk.sharepoint.com/:b:..._Lft_6-7-7_(V1.4 Sep 18)-O.pdf?csf=1&e=44gXm7
and upload it so that people can have up-to-date information.
 
The AAC are in the process of changing the requirements for groundcrew. Currently all members of the AAC have to pass aircrew eyesite tests, only a small percentage go on to be aircrew.

That may possibly be what the friend of the friend of the friend could be talking about.
 
Question- I saw in the JSP950 that having corns on your foot can made you medically unfit? After years of wearing stupid footwear as a teen, I've got them.
Do they check your feet at the medical/anyone know anything about this?
 
Why not attempt to solve the problem by a visit to a podiatrist rather than hoping the staff won't notice at the medical?The podiatrist can give advice on suitable footwear I'm sure. Think on why you need good feet if you are to join the military.
 
Why not attempt to solve the problem by a visit to a podiatrist rather than hoping the staff won't notice at the medical?The podiatrist can give advice on suitable footwear I'm sure. Think on why you need good feet if you are to join the military.
Suitable footwear probably won't fix the issue soon enough?
Just wanted to know if it was a career killer
 
You need to get the corns removed AND remove the underlying cause , that is to say the pressure points which cause the corns in the first place. Although Im not a podiatrist , I'd imagine that once the above is solved , I doubt it would be a showstopper.
 
I will look at getting them sorted/ stop with the heels, but did they actually ever ask you to take your socks off in the army medical?



You need to get the corns removed AND remove the underlying cause , that is to say the pressure points which cause the corns in the first place. Although Im not a podiatrist , I'd imagine that once the above is solved , I doubt it would be a showstopper.
 
In my case yes,but that was over 30 years ago. Can't speak for the the process used today. I reiterate , go see a professional. A person who says they are a podiatrist , is required by law to be registered with the HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council) You can check your chosen podiatrist is registered by visiting the HCPC website.
 
That might well be the case,however,if you were to succeed in starting military training without getting your corns sorted out and you started having problems with your feet and your issued boots when marching - a problem which will become apparent fairly quickly I would suggest, then you might well be back squadded at least. Far better to get these things sorted out beforehand.
 
Hi Guys,
First time doing this so feel free to grill me for posting in the wrong place.

I'm currently going through RGMD and they want specific info on my childhood asthma.
I'm over 5 years clear of any suffering or prescriptions which ticks the '4 years clear' box. However, One of the inhalers I was prescribed contained an oral steroid (fluticasone) which is one of the things they asked about.

Obviously I've told them about this but I was just wondering if anyone knows if the oral steroid inhaler is going to cause problems or if it'll be okay.

I get that I won't get a solid answer until I hear back from RGMD but I was wondering if anyone could offer any insight?
Cheers
 
Hi Guys,
First time doing this so feel free to grill me for posting in the wrong place.

I'm currently going through RGMD and they want specific info on my childhood asthma.
I'm over 5 years clear of any suffering or prescriptions which ticks the '4 years clear' box. However, One of the inhalers I was prescribed contained an oral steroid (fluticasone) which is one of the things they asked about.

Obviously I've told them about this but I was just wondering if anyone knows if the oral steroid inhaler is going to cause problems or if it'll be okay.

I get that I won't get a solid answer until I hear back from RGMD but I was wondering if anyone could offer any insight?
Cheers
Hi! Have a read through the JSP 950. That will give you the answer. It's the criteria they are using to mark your medical against. Asthma is obviously under respiratory.

Off the top of my head I think Steroid Inhalers carry a P8 rejection code, So get ready to fight for your space!
 
Question- I saw in the JSP950 that having corns on your foot can made you medically unfit? After years of wearing stupid footwear as a teen, I've got them.
Do they check your feet at the medical/anyone know anything about this?
Medical guidance on conduct of the examination:

Feet and toes. Confirm normal power, normal and symmetrical movement of the mid-foot and fore-foot joints. Confirm normal movement of all toes and exclude the presence of deformities (club feet, flat feet, claw toes, scars and hard corns).

I think it would be hard to do that above without removing the shoes and socks.
 
Hi! Have a read through the JSP 950. That will give you the answer. It's the criteria they are using to mark your medical against. Asthma is obviously under respiratory.

Off the top of my head I think Steroid Inhalers carry a P8 rejection code, So get ready to fight for your space!
Just had a read and it doesn't look promising! I understand it'll inevitably fail but have you got any advice on what to put in an appeal?
 
Just had a read and it doesn't look promising! I understand it'll inevitably fail but have you got any advice on what to put in an appeal?
Worry about an appeal when/if you get a rejection. However the key with an appeal is that all your supporting evidence should be from your actual GP or specialist who has treated you for a condition. They would want to write a letter detailing your condition, any treatment and confirming that you have no had any symptoms or treatments for in your case 5 years.
 
Just had a read and it doesn't look promising! I understand it'll inevitably fail but have you got any advice on what to put in an appeal?
The appeal will all depend on what the rejection letter says. But you basically just need to prove that you meet the criteria of the JSP and won't have any problems in training or career. An excersise diary and a peak flow diary might help your cause
 
Hi all does anyone know of any pending changes to jsp950 specifically on the mental health section ?

Thanks in advance
JSP 950 Leaflet 6-7-7 Joint Service Manual of Medical Fitness was updated to Version 1.4 in September 18 (last month)

I am not sure there will be another update in the very near future :)
 

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