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    Hi,

    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.
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    (Original post by legalbeaver76)
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    Don't self-diagnose anything, unless you are medically qualified you are just making trouble for yourself.

    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.
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    legalbeaver76 I've just come from a very similar background to you in terms of medical past. I had a knee operation in 2011 which was successful. This then followed a dodgy fall in 2014 which left bone bruising on my knee. My advice would be to 'be prepared to fail the initial medical assessment' (Capita do not seem to like taking any risks).

    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
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    That's great help. I have requested my medical records from my GP I anticipation of what I am expecting. I hope to take this all along with a report from my consultant to try and avoid any further delays particularly with doctor surgerys. Would they be happy with that?
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    legalbeaver76 I did exactly the same as you. I requested full medical notes since birth which were taken by the original medical examiner. Unfortunately, mine didn't ever get to the Chief Medical Officer. You may have more luck than I did, but don't be disheartened if they categorise you as temporarily medically unfit and the CMO still requests a third-party-request from your GP. It took just over a month from initial medical, to being passed as medically fit.
 
 
 
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