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#1 Nicm89

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 10:24 PM

Hey everyone,

Got an offer of employment and supposed to start at tulliallan on 9th of jan, but my offer has now been withdrawn as I failed my medical.

I suffered from a mental illness and had a stay in hospital this summer so they want a background report from my gp. I passed the medical with flying colours, my weight is fine and my gp says that I am both mentally and physically reay to join. Infact her says he thinks its exacty what I need. I'm not on anti-depressants or anything, I just got in a bad routine with exercise and eating and voluntarily put myself in hospital to sort it.

Anyone have any ideas about whether this will preclude me from being accepted? I have worked so hard and want this more than anything.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 05:22 PM

if you get a letter from your doctor and i would personally take it up to jacton, if you really want it you need to go and proactively ask questions.

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 11:00 AM

Thanks. My doctor won't write until they contact him as he wants to remain preofessional and give them all the info thy need. So frustrating!

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 10:20 PM

Thanks. My doctor won't write until they contact him as he wants to remain preofessional and give them all the info thy need. So frustrating!


I failed my first medical In Nov over a small issue that needed furthur investigation by a specialist I was given the address and phone number for the OHU from the recruitment team at Jackton after speaking to my doctor and getting the appointment at hospital had the tests and then I got my doctor to speak to OHU and he sent them a report they then decided on outcome and then recruitment called me to say I am ok to continue and hence I have join date of 9th Jan so its up to you to get your doctor to speak to OHU and send them a report becuase trust me they will not contact you

#5 angie101

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 10:42 PM

Hi, mental health and GPs are not always a good mix (although yours does sound supportive)
I tend to agree with dicksona 1 you may find that you will have to be more 'proactive' with this.
would a letter from your hospital consultant be a better idea? after all these are the peopel who have treated you.

#6 Nicm89

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 09:19 AM

Scottiedog thanks that is very encouraging. My gp received a letter from OH on tue and wrote a report and sent straight away. Iv been on the phone to Jackton and they said I should receive a phonecall once they have made a decision. Hopefully they won't take too long!

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 07:15 PM

Scottiedog thanks that is very encouraging. My gp received a letter from OH on tue and wrote a report and sent straight away. Iv been on the phone to Jackton and they said I should receive a phonecall once they have made a decision. Hopefully they won't take too long!


From OH receiving my report from doctor it took about 1 week for recruitment to contact me so fingers crossed for you that you join myself and others for the final fitness test 7th December and start 9th January

#8 leito

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 08:34 PM

I had problems with my medical before I joined my force. It feels like a fall at the final hurdle. Keep on it though and be proactive. I found that explaining the problem to the doctor, particularly the time constraints involved, coupled with how much you want the job helped speed up the process. I also pestered the hell out of his secretary and the force's OHU department to send documents speedily.  It's not a nice position to be in but keep positive.

 

Good luck.






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