RAF medical helpWatch
I have applied for a legal officer role for the RAF and suddenly become quite concerned about medical issues.
I have suffered a dislocated shoulder in 2007 (dog pulled it out while on the lead) but no surgery. I then suffered a knee dislocation a week later but had surgery on that in 2007. All been fine and even had an MRI scan on my knees where the consultant said all was ok with my knees and to keep exercising.
Is this going to be a huge issue? Will they read through all my GP records before my medical to get a full picture or do they not even look at it. I also had a migraine about 4 years ago but do l need to declare it? Not even sure if it is in my records?
Any help would be much appreciated.
They will ask for your medical records and make a decision based on what they read there (and anything you've made up!). The knee might be an issue, even for a Legal Officer, but the only way you will know is if you apply and let them consider your whole medical record.
My case was picked up by the RAF Medical Cell and a Chief medical officer at Capita. This then led to Capita requesting a TPR 'Third Party Request' from my GP for all of my medical notes related to my knee. At this point, I gave my GP copies of my MRI scans and physiotherapy notes. Anything you can do to maximise the amount of information provided, the better.
A couple of weeks after Capita receiving the paperwork, my case was reviewed and I was categorised as P2 'Fit for service'.
You should 100% chase both the RAF and Capita to ensure hold-ups don't occur.
Let me know if you have any other questions... As threeportdrift mentioned, don't get too held up about it. Only the professionals can sign you off, but the process, although a little slow, worked for me