Medical requirement

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Dear Ministry of Defence,

I am writing to you regarding the medical criteria for potential recruits within the armed forces. Would a condition such as ocular hypertension be a complete bar to entry or would there be a consultation with an ophthalmologist for an opinion before making a decision or grading p8? I feel some of the conditions on the JSP 950 list such as ocular hypertension have no affect on an individuals capability to do their role in the armed forces. I recently graduated from university and I am hoping to apply for regular army officer next year. I am very keen to apply for medical support officer.

Yours faithfully,
Sahara rai

SG SecFin-Sec Gp Mailbox (MULTIUSER),

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Dear Sahara,
In response to your request below, please see the attached.


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