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It took a month to hear back after I sent off the letter saying I intended to appeal, and gave the reasons for this. They replied saying they were happy to look into it and I had to send some forms off saying they could contact my GP. When I sent these back I also included a letter from a specialist who backed my case up.

That was about 3 weeks ago and I haven't heard back yet but I'm hoping to in the next couple of weeks....
Thanks for that, they have to be in touch within 20 days though right? I've sent off all evidence. Hoping for some good news after 3 years of persistence! I hope they come back to you soon, waiting for news is incredibly frustrating.
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What was the outcome of application with regards to bunions. Just been declared PMU because of valgus distal phalanx - didn't even know I had a problem with my feet!
Had my medical today. The doctor as per the regs has to compile his report - examination of the corrected toe, current physical activity levels etc and send it up to the RAF Occupational Health people and then they'll make a decision.

I do long distance running, circuit training, running with a bergen and exercise 5/6 days a week so fingers crossed that they decide i'm fit for service. The only concern the doctor had was that my toe didn't have the 100% same mobility post surgery as my other toe, but its certainly not far off.

Will update on outcome. At least then everyone with foot problems can decide if it's worth getting the surgery etc.
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Hi there. I have added on another post a question regarding my daughter. She had her medical on the 9th September and was told she was TMU for one month. The reason being, it was on her medical notes 4 years ago that she had mild asthma. She underwent a series of tests back in January of this year which clearly stated, under no circumstances, had she ever had asthma. This was the reason she was TMU at the time of her medical. Its nearly 2 weeks and we have go a letter from the doctor and a copy of the results from the tests she had done. I posted this to the AFCO office on Monday as signed for. Now they have received this, what will happen within the next 2 weeks? Obviously her 4 weeks of her TMU will end shortly. Should she contact them to find out what the next step is? Some forums we read say that you should chase them to further the process along, but not sure what to do for the best. There are alot of knowledgeable people on this forum who have been through this process and so i am asking for advice please.
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Hi there. I have added on another post a question regarding my daughter. She had her medical on the 9th September and was told she was TMU for one month. The reason being, it was on her medical notes 4 years ago that she had mild asthma. She underwent a series of tests back in January of this year which clearly stated, under no circumstances, had she ever had asthma. This was the reason she was TMU at the time of her medical. Its nearly 2 weeks and we have go a letter from the doctor and a copy of the results from the tests she had done. I posted this to the AFCO office on Monday as signed for. Now they have received this, what will happen within the next 2 weeks? Obviously her 4 weeks of her TMU will end shortly. Should she contact them to find out what the next step is? Some forums we read say that you should chase them to further the process along, but not sure what to do for the best. There are alot of knowledgeable people on this forum who have been through this process and so i am asking for advice please.
Wait till the 4 weeks are up, then enquire.

But let her do it.
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Wait till the 4 weeks are up, then enquire.

But let her do it.
Good advice...............many thanks. x
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Hi there. I have added on another post a question regarding my daughter. She had her medical on the 9th September and was told she was TMU for one month. The reason being, it was on her medical notes 4 years ago that she had mild asthma. She underwent a series of tests back in January of this year which clearly stated, under no circumstances, had she ever had asthma. This was the reason she was TMU at the time of her medical. Its nearly 2 weeks and we have go a letter from the doctor and a copy of the results from the tests she had done. I posted this to the AFCO office on Monday as signed for. Now they have received this, what will happen within the next 2 weeks? Obviously her 4 weeks of her TMU will end shortly. Should she contact them to find out what the next step is? Some forums we read say that you should chase them to further the process along, but not sure what to do for the best. There are alot of knowledgeable people on this forum who have been through this process and so i am asking for advice please.
Hi Joanne

How did you get on with your appeal ? My sonnis applying shortly and i antisipate problems with him as he had an inhaler as an infant for viral wheeze, gp has ammended the diagnosis of asthma as misdiagnosed and no evidence of asthma but im still worried he will be rejected. I hope you had success ?
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[QUOTE=Nickylouise;70455986]Hi Joanne

Hi there. I am sorry to hear you are having to go down the same route as we did but I am more than happy to let you know how we got on. So my daughter was put down as PMU on the 4th November 2016. We tried the appeal letter but to no avail and because we were so passionate about this, we went to a private doctor who arranged for my daughter to have two tests at our local hospital. One was a Mannitol challenge, cant remember the other one. I also found out that with regards to her medical records at the doctor, if we felt that the notes were incorrect we could request they were 'amended. Fortunately because all of her test results came back fine, (plus we had badgered the doctors every week) the doctor didnt amend, he removed the word 'asthma' which seems to cause all the problems. We then sent that letter from the doctors to the appeal board and within 24 hours, she received a letter stating when her fitness test was and the following day a further letter stating the original PMU had been overturned. So, a good result. My advice...................dont give up at all. I really wish you all the best and I know when they get that original PMU letter, it can be devastating but you can fight this. I must admit, and I fully understand that the RAF spend thousands of pounds training our youngsters and so they have to be physically fit, but a I mentioned above, we knew without a shadow of a doubt that our daughter was fit and due to going to the doctor when she was 17 with a pure cough, this caused so many problems. I do wish you the best and please let me know how you get on. DONT GIVE UP!
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Thanks Joanne im so pleased it worked out for your daughter. Do you think its workth having a letter from GP right from the start or wait until the medical and appeal from there ?
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Thanks Joanne im so pleased it worked out for your daughter. Do you think its workth having a letter from GP right from the start or wait until the medical and appeal from there ?
Much better to try and get the GP to 'correct' the record from the outset rather than try and go through the appeal process.
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Hi there. Am I correct in thinking that your son hasnt started his application process yet? If not, I would speak with the AFCO office first. They are very informative, so maybe try them. If you son had an inhaler when he was a baby as long as your medical record doesnt show any repeat prescriptions etc on the inhaler or anything on his medical records showing recent 'wheeze' or asthmatic symptoms, he should be OK. My doctor was happy to totally remove the word 'asthma' from my daughters records as previous tests proved she didnt have any astmatic symptoms and that in his opinion, she had only had a nasty cough following a cold. But with persistance, we got there in the end.
Keep me posted and of course, do what I did and get as much advise from people on this forum. We have found it brilliant.
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Totally agree.............if the doctor in question thinks that this is a misdiagnosis, he shouldnt have any problems doing this.
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Thank you both, no he hasnt applied yet but now we have his predicted A level grades he is planning to go ahead. I made an appt with GP a couple of months ago and he said he cant remove the records but can make ammedments to it. The gp has noted on his records that it was viral wheeze and a trial of inhalers was given in line with gp regulations at the time. He states that there was no peak flow tests or diagnosis of asthma therefore he confirms Harry never had it. He also said he is happy for write any reports for Harry backing this all up. Harry is worried if he tells the RAF this early on in his application it will be closed straight away, but do you think he would better to call the AFCO before he applies and explain the situation ?
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Hi there. When you put your application in, it will ask the question about asthma. If you do not answer correctly, when you get as far as the medical it will come out anyway because they will ask for your sons medical records. My daughter had had asthma on her medical records so had to put it down. But she went through the process until the medical. Her medical was after we had been on holiday in August and she had asked our doctor before we went away to get a letter put together so she could take it up. She rang the practice and the receptionist said the letter had been sent. She went to the medical and all the tests were fine.............the nurse asked where her letter was!!!!!!!!!!!!!! They hadnt received it. I could go on and on about the discrepancies we had to cover but it all worked out in the end. So my message would be, put the application form in, be honest...............and it will all work out in the end. Maybe make your doctor aware that you are going to go down this route....he may be able to put something in place before.
if you are happy to give me your email address, I will send you a link I found.............and believe me, it helped!
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Thanks so much Joanne id really appreciate that...






QUOTE=Joanne1995;70479388]Hi there. When you put your application in, it will ask the question about asthma. If you do not answer correctly, when you get as far as the medical it will come out anyway because they will ask for your sons medical records. My daughter had had asthma on her medical records so had to put it down. But she went through the process until the medical. Her medical was after we had been on holiday in August and she had asked our doctor before we went away to get a letter put together so she could take it up. She rang the practice and the receptionist said the letter had been sent. She went to the medical and all the tests were fine.............the nurse asked where her letter was!!!!!!!!!!!!!! They hadnt received it. I could go on and on about the discrepancies we had to cover but it all worked out in the end. So my message would be, put the application form in, be honest...............and it will all work out in the end. Maybe make your doctor aware that you are going to go down this route....he may be able to put something in place before.
if you are happy to give me your email address, I will send you a link I found.............and believe me, it helped![/QUOTE]
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Hi, I'm wondering if anyone who has appealed on here has had any luck? I'm waiting for capita to sit in a couple days to discuss my records after being made TMU at my initial medical.Thanks
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Hey, my story is really not going to put any faith in you. But, despite my doctor writing a letter confirming that the previous information provided by a random doctor was incorrect, capita responded to my appeal saying due to my records already having the incorrect notes on they cannot remove them therefore they will not consider my appeal.

I have since tried to look into it further but they made no notes although they were meant to and instead just shut the case down so no one can look into it for me.

I had the worst luck and I hope this won't be the case for you.

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Hi, I'm wondering if anyone who has appealed on here has heard any luck? I'm waiting for capita to sit in a couple days to discuss my records after being made TMU at my initial medical.Thanks
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Hey, my story is really not going to put any faith in you. But, despite my doctor writing a letter confirming that the previous information provided by a random doctor was incorrect, capita responded to my appeal saying due to my records already having the incorrect notes on they cannot remove them therefore they will not consider my appeal.

I have since tried to look into it further but they made no notes although they were meant to and instead just shut the case down so no one can look into it for me.

I had the worst luck and I hope this won't be the case for you.

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So.sorry to hear that Molly can you appeal to your GP have the medical records changed if they are inacurrate ? Did Capita give a reason why they wont look into it ?
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The Dr who practically made up my medical history works at the same surgery as my Dr and all the notes there are correct, but my GP has done everything she can. Capita's only explaination was that because the correct information conflicts with what is already on my medical notes they will not look into it any further. So as I mentioned, I asked people who I know in recruitment to look into it further and they were so angry to find there were no notes whatsoever, therefore they couldn't do anything for me either. I think my whole case from start to finish was just a mess up as I had my original medical lost and had to go again and then my review was supposidly cancelled by me 6 times despite me not having to be there and I wasn't kept up to date as to when they were or if they were changed. It was a lot of hassle. I just had very bad luck, I'm sure you will be fine x
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So.sorry to hear that Molly can you appeal to your GP have the medical records changed if they are inacurrate ? Did Capita give a reason why they wont look into it ?
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[QUOTE=edenrevelle;72444740]Hi, I'm wondering if anyone who has appealed on here has heard any luck? I'm waiting for capita to sit in a couple days to discuss my records after being made TMU at my initial medical.Thanks

Hi there. Just to let you know my daughters medical proceedure took almost 5 months. After being put as TMU she was eventually put down as PMU and we had to go through the medical professionals i.e our family doctor and even paid to see a private consultant to help fight her case.

If you feel that you have a good case and you are keen on joining the military whichever one it is, you may need to go down this route as well.

All I would advise is, dont give up until you are told there is no more they can do, but hopefully, it will not come to this.

Good luck xx
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Hey!
The Dr who practically made up my medical history works at the same surgery as my Dr and all the notes there are correct, but my GP has done everything she can. Capita's only explaination was that because the correct information conflicts with what is already on my medical notes they will not look into it any further. So as I mentioned, I asked people who I know in recruitment to look into it further and they were so angry to find there were no notes whatsoever, therefore they couldn't do anything for me either. I think my whole case from start to finish was just a mess up as I had my original medical lost and had to go again and then my review was supposidly cancelled by me 6 times despite me not having to be there and I wasn't kept up to date as to when they were or if they were changed. It was a lot of hassle. I just had very bad luck, I'm sure you will be fine x
I thought the whole point of appealing was to contradict initial records!!
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