Yes, the majority of my wait (about three weeks) came from waiting for my doctor to fill out the forms. I was told by my recruiter to stay on his case. I would probably still be waiting if I didn't call in every couple of days to bother him. Lets face it, they aren't going to rush for Â£65.
Hi bud, i dont want to worry you too much, a mate of mine was in the t.a and tried to go regular, having had an operation on one of his ear's his application for regular was declined, and he had to leave the t.a. Like i said i'm not trying to worry you, just be aware of the possibility.
Hope everything works out tho.
Cheers mate, i'm expecting to be declined to be honest but i'm still extemely worried as I will be devastated if I do, the Army is the only career I want to have. It's annoying how there are millions of people that in the UK have nothing wrong with them but would never consider a career in the military, yet I want to do it more than anything else but will probably get rejected. But I suppose at the end of the day partial deafness in one ear is only a minor problem compared to what some people have.
Btw, on my earlier post I should have stated that the forms have been sent to the Army doctors, they have already been filled out by my doctor.
Be optimistic my friend. All round it took me roughly 3 months from handing in my first medical application to my doctor, to being accepted past the medical part.
After the 1st month i was deffered, 2 weeks after that i got an ECG, 2 weeks after that i got my results, a month after that my medical was accepted. Believe me it was nerve racking the whole 3 months, but I got through it.
I dont know anything about how the army deals with ear operations etc. but good luck from someone who hasnt had a squeaky clean medical history as well.
I'm waiting at the moment too. Because I'm a re-join to the Military I had to re-register to a GP because when you join the military you are taken off the GP's list.
So I filled in my medical forms and put the address of what I thought was my current GP, not be known to me that I'm not even registered there anymore. But now I'm registered to a GP again, and I handed the forms directly to the receptionist. Hopefully the doctor will fill them in soon. I don't know if being a re-join slows down this part of the process at all, I imagine not. Because health wise I'm as fit as a fiddle.
My medical forms went like this:
Handed them in to Dr. on a Monday They were ready the following Friday.
2 or so weeks later got a letter back asking me to take a blood test. Took it, sent off the results and a week and a bit later (Say 2 weeks) I was medically cleared. So a month and a bit in all and this was over the Xmas Holidays.
might be a stupid Q but what would you actually say when you ring up your surgery when all you want is for your forms to be filled in, i would have thought that the receptionist would just say no the doctor doesnt have time or would you make up some bull to get in with your doc to get him to fill in the form? Also can another doctor do it as my doctor never seems to be in as hes does alot of charity work climbing up mountains!?
Just phone up and ask for a 30 minute apointment (that way your doctor can finish the forms then and there, 10 minutes is usually not enough). That should be it really. And really, you can get another GP to fill out the forms, all the info is lifted from your records. You would have to be registered to that surgery though wouldn't you?