Dear Ministry of Defence,

Can you please tell me what proportion of a) Junior Soldiers, and b) other soldiers, were physically injured during Phase 1 or 2 training in each of the last three years, and what proportion of these injuries led to a medical discharge?

Thanks very much

Yours faithfully,

David Gee

Dear Ministry of Defence,

Can you let me know whether you've made progress with this request, and when I can expect to hear from you?


David Gee

Def Strat-Stat-Health-PQ-FOI (MULTIUSER),

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Good morning Mr Gee,

Please see attached the response to your request, FOI2018/01987.

Kind regards,

Defence Statistics Health

Dear Def Strat-Stat-Health-PQ-FOI (MULTIUSER),

Ok, thank you for letting me know.

From the links you sent, it seems that you have information on the ages at which soldiers were medically discharged, and the medical reason in each case, and it seems that this information is stored in the same database. Therefore, could you please tell me:

How many, and what proportion of, medical discharges from the army were due to musculoskeletal disorders/injuries of personnel in each of these two age groups: a) aged under 18; b) aged 18 and above.

As implied, I am trying to see whether the risk differs by age.

This query is different from the original one, because the denominator is medically discharged personnel, rather than all personnel, and so I assume it will be simpler to answer.

Thank you in advance,

David Gee

Def Strat-Stat-PQ-FOI-Mailbox (MULTIUSER),

Dear David Gee,

Thank you for contacting the Ministry of Defence.

Your request for recorded information is currently being considered under the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act 2000 with reference FOI2018/04088.

You are entitled to receive a written response no later than 18 April 2018.


FOI & PQ Desk ¦ Defence Statistics & Economics ¦ Oak 0 West #6028¦ Ministry of Defence¦ Abbey Wood North ¦ Bristol BS34 8JH

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Def Strat-Stat-Health-PQ-FOI (MULTIUSER),

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Dear Mr Gee


Please find attached the response to your Freedom of Information request
on medical discharges due to musculoskeletal conditions.


Kind Regards

Defence Statistics Health



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