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    This has been going on since late last year, I need some tests done on my heart since during my medical he said I have a low heart rate. My GP says I need to pay for the tests to be done privately! The tests are an ecg and an echo cardio gram. (Which I thought was the same thing). Has anyone else needed or ever had to pay for treatment to pass the medical? Can I not just get it through the NHS? The tests cost around 350 pounds also which I don't have to just pay like that.

    My Uncle is a Wing Commander at Cranwell and says I should never have to pay for anything. So I don't know what to do as capita said they would also not pay for it.

    Get an official letter from the RAF of what they require, take it to your NHs doctor.

    Hi Rhys,

    I had the same thing. I tried to get the tests done on the NHS but the waiting list was so long that I decided to fork out for them privately. Its ridiculous, but I was told that if I left it longer than 3 months i'd have my application binned. Upon completion of testing though, I sent everything I needed to send and it moved reasonably quickly (about 3 weeks from send date).

    Go see your GP and be very clear about the time constraints. Depending on where you are in the country you might have better luck or less of a wait.
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