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PULHEEMS

#1
I have now read through the details of the announcement today.

I haven't had a PULHEEMS for about ten years.

When I did ask about this (5 years ago) at the local military med centre they turned me away as they only looked after regulars.

I am an exception or is this the norm?
 
#6
Drop into your unit and tell them, they will arrange one via TAOHS, which generally means travelling to a local TA unit on a training evening or a weekend and seeing a civvy gp paid hideous amounts of money!
 
#7
As above is correct. Should have age related PULHHEEMS at 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 52 and 54. Army Medical Centres only deal with Regulars. Your unit should book your TA Medicals through TAOH (TA Occupational Health) by fax or email to taoh@ohsas.scot.nhs.uk.
 
#8
Hyperion said:
When I did ask about this (5 years ago) at the local military med centre they turned me away as they only looked after regulars.

I am an exception or is this the norm?
UK med centres are only funded for regular personnel. Its even built into the contract for the computer system - no reservists
 
#10
HE117 said:
Hmm... another shining example of "One Army"...
If they are not on FTRS/S type* etc then they are not catered for, if they are actually working somwhere full time then they can use the medical centre for that unit/formation. Approaching a unit medical centre and accidentally leaving a couple of beers behind could see the system bend a little.

Of course this never happens at my place, oh no.


*whatever its called these days
 
#11
..this is one that really gets my goat!

I can SEE the local Med centre from my office window...

..but no - I have to take two days off to fly to the Midlands for a 15min appointment!

Tell me someone - how on earth this makes sense?
 
#13
Move closer to your med centre then, ok seriously with the introduction of DMCIP if your local med centre were to do your medical then it would appear in your records almost instantly (assuming no failures from Dii, DMICP and JPA).
At the beginning of next month F/med 4's will no longer be updated - no no need for access to the Fmed 4 to complete a medical. Any medic history of note should already be on DMICP, so in theory any medical centre can serve any entitled person.

The rules do state that your med centre should do the medical, however we have recently done a few for local (TA) lads rather than send them on a stupid journey of somewhere like 200 miles. A nurse/medic appointment and one with the MO, or waste all that fuel and time? I justify it as it is the greener option (tell the CoC it saves money/carbon footprint etc, and you've won), and so far there have been no problems from any part of the CoC with us doing this.

I have refused the request to do 150 medicals and vaccinations, and as with any non urgent appointment, urgent matters take priority. My unit being medically deployable being one of them.

The system is wrong, but some of us (if asked nicely) will find ways round it sometimes.
 
#14
theoriginalphantom said:
At the beginning of next month F/med 4's will no longer be updated - no no need for access to the Fmed 4 to complete a medical. Any medic history of note should already be on DMICP, so in theory any medical centre can serve any entitled person.
Are you sure??? My medical record is only available on paper form, most old and reservist medical records were not migrated to DMICP (unless your talking about a project my mate was working on..)
 
#15
polar said:
theoriginalphantom said:
At the beginning of next month F/med 4's will no longer be updated - no no need for access to the Fmed 4 to complete a medical. Any medic history of note should already be on DMICP, so in theory any medical centre can serve any entitled person.
Are you sure??? My medical record is only available on paper form, most old and reservist medical records were not migrated to DMICP (unless your talking about a project my mate was working on..)
I'm going to start a little thread on it, only I forgot to write down some usable quotes, but yes, F/med 4's are no longer going to be started on new recruits and all old ones are no longer to be added to. Not even the basic info on the front and back covers.
This means 'a certain location' will actually have to do some work for a change and not just send reservists along for deployment without any form of medical or vaccination recorded.
I digress, all new paper records are to be scanned and the original shredded.
We won't need to keep paper records as we are going over to paperless offices sometime in before the year 2000 :? ....... Dii is so stable that we'll never lose connection either so thankfully that won't be a problem.... :?
 
#16
Hyperion said:
theoriginalphantom said:
Hyperion said:
I have now read through the details of the announcement today.

I haven't had a PULHEEMS for about ten years.

I am an exception or is this the norm?
depends on your grading and your age.
Grading?

43
I just noticed that question hiding away in there.

from PAP 2010

Occasions for review of PULHHEEMS assessment

0206. All Ranks.
a. Annually when deployability coding is other than MFD. This review will normally need a consultation and can be based on a review of the medical record with input from the employer

b. as required by JSP 346, within 8 weeks of the following birthdays: 30, 35, 40, 45, 50 and 2 yearly thereafter.

c Before termination of full-time service with the Regular Army, in accordance with para 0604. This includes those on mobilised service and FTRS.

d. Additionally when required by regulations (an example is annual air crew medicals).

e. When condiered for change of terms of service to the Veng full or long career.

f. Before proceeding overseas if required after checking medical documents against medical standard required.

g. on the 57th day following a period of light duties
 
#17
HE117 said:
..this is one that really gets my goat!

I can SEE the local Med centre from my office window...

..but no - I have to take two days off to fly to the Midlands for a 15min appointment!

Tell me someone - how on earth this makes sense?
Is there not a nearer unit? TAOH are quite accomodating as long as its the same Division, I had someone have a medical much closer to his home (in another Bde AOR)
 
#18
Mongoose said:
HE117 said:
..this is one that really gets my goat!

I can SEE the local Med centre from my office window...

..but no - I have to take two days off to fly to the Midlands for a 15min appointment!

Tell me someone - how on earth this makes sense?
Is there not a nearer unit? TAOH are quite accomodating as long as its the same Division, I had someone have a medical much closer to his home (in another Bde AOR)
nope... the problem is I am national TA and the divs seem to be on different planets..
 
#20
A bone question perhaps, but honestly no wah, but it's been a long time.... I can't for the life of me remember what exactly happens/what one has to do for PULHHEEMS. Can anyone one throw any light of the actual procedure, please?

I must have done one (?) once? But I really have no recollection. Thanks.
 

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