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    I’m in the process of joining the army, however i’m scared of failing my medical due to having grommets , would this be an issue ?
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    The Army website says you cannot join if you have 'eardrum grommets', but speak with your recruiter about it:

    https://apply.army.mod.uk/how-to-joi...i-join/medical
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    It’s ok if you have Wallace as a counterbalance
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    what’s that?
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    If you had grommets put in as a young child, it’s likely they’ve fell out by now.
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    (Original post by codyann02)
    what’s that?
    Ignore it. It's a misplaced joke by someone who hasn't thought that you're asking a serious question and might get bad news about a job you want in the future.
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    haha😂 thanks for that
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    It does look like that's one of their disqualifiying conditions :/

    As someone said, speak to recruitment, one thing i'll say is that in the last 20 yrs the forces have changed these policies back and forth dozens of times, it might just be a matter of waiting till the right year (Asthma used to a dealbreaker, one mention on yr record and that's it ...now they're more interested how serious it it is and how long it's been)

    * - I got hammered with the Asthma one, i'd been diagnosed as a teenager but had never had an attack (still haven't) But because I was 'recieving treatment' I was barred, IE: I collect a basic prescription for an inhaler once a year because i'm advised to have one in case of emergency, i've never needed one. Not exactly fair :/
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    (Original post by Surnia)
    Ignore it. It's a misplaced joke by someone who hasn't thought that you're asking a serious question and might get bad news about a job you want in the future.
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    (Original post by StriderHort)
    It does look like that's one of their disqualifiying conditions :/

    As someone said, speak to recruitment, one thing i'll say is that in the last 20 yrs the forces have changed these policies back and forth dozens of times, it might just be a matter of waiting till the right year (Asthma used to a dealbreaker, one mention on yr record and that's it ...now they're more interested how serious it it is and how long it's been)

    * - I got hammered with the Asthma one, i'd been diagnosed as a teenager but had never had an attack (still haven't) But because I was 'recieving treatment' I was barred, IE: I collect a basic prescription for an inhaler once a year because i'm advised to have one in case of emergency, i've never needed one. Not exactly fair :/
    If you’re symptom and treatment free for 4 years - it’s fine
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    (Original post by StriderHort)

    ...one thing i'll say is that in the last 20 yrs the forces have changed these policies back and forth dozens of times...
    Documents and policies get reviewed all the time. The section in JSP 950 (MoD Medical Policy) which deals with asthma wasn't changed between October 2013 and December 2017 (and maybe later - I don't have access to anything more up to date). So no, there haven't been many recent changes around asthma.

    https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/reque...20Dec%2017.pdf
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    (Original post by Duncan2012)
    Documents and policies get reviewed all the time. The section in JSP 950 (MoD Medical Policy) which deals with asthma wasn't changed between October 2013 and December 2017 (and maybe later - I don't have access to anything more up to date). So no, there haven't been many recent changes around asthma.

    https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/reque...20Dec%2017.pdf
    I suspect it depends what your own perspective of recent is, i'm talking about the last 20 years (although I suspect that may be taking the mick a bit for 'recent', but as you say, just wanting to point out that these things can and do change.
 
 
 
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