Medical Discharge due to Multiple Sclerosis for the UK Armed Forces between 1995 and 2017

Between 01 April 1995 and 31 March 2017, a total of 161 personnel were medically discharged with a principal of contributory cause of multiple sclerosis. What is Multiple Scleroris? Multiple sclerosis is a demyelinating disease marked by patches of hardened tissue in the brain or the spinal cord and associated especially with partial or complete… Read More

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Medical Discharge due to Femorocetabular Impingement for the UK Armed Forces between 2008 and 2018

Between 01 April 2008 and 31 March 2018, there were 204 Regular personnel who had a read code for femorocetabular impingement (FAI) entered in to their primary care medical record (Information is recorded into the Defence Medical Information Capability Programme, DMICP, which is a centralised data warehouse of coded information). Of the 204 personnel, 38… Read More

What is the Impact Activity Following Core Decompression for Femoral Head AVN in Military Servicemembers?

Research Paper Title Low Rate of Return to Impact Activity Following Core Decompression for Femoral Head AVN in Military Servicemembers. Background Femoral head avascular necrosis (AVN) is a debilitating disease with core decompression commonly performed for early stage disease. However, the ability to return to high-activity levels following treatment is largely unknown. Methods Active military… Read More

What is the Number of UK Regular Armed Forces Personnel who have been Discharged due to a Spinal Injury (2001 to 2014)?

Between 01 January 2001 and 31 December 2014: 23,558 UK Regular Armed Forces personnel were medically discharged, Of which a minimum of 44 UK Regular Armed Forces personnel were medically discharged with a principal or contributory cause of “spinal injury”. Of these, a minimum of 12 personnel were also medically discharged with a cause of “paralysis from injury”. Points… Read More

What is the Number of UK Regular Armed Forces Personnel Discharged Due To Epilepsy (2010-2017)?

The Statistics Between 1 April 2010 and 31 March 2017, 134 UK Regular Armed Forces personnel were medically discharged with a principal condition of epilepsy. On 01 January 2018, 292 serving UK Regular Armed Forces personnel were identified with epilepsy. Between 1 April 2010 and 31 March 2017 there were no serving/ex-serving Armed Forces personnel awarded… Read More

What are the Top Five Principal Causes of Medical Downgrading in the UK Regular Armed Forces?

Table 1 outlines the top five principal [1] causes of medical downgrading in the UK Regular armed forces on 01 April 2017 [2]. Table 1: Top five principals causes of medical downgrading Causes Percentage Musculoskeletal Disorders & Injuries 59 Mental & Behavioural Disorders 11 Factors Influencing Health Status [3] 5 Ear & Mastoid Process Diseases… Read More

Will a Knee Injury Bar Me from Service in the UK Armed Forces?

While medical entry standards are set out in Joint Service Publication (JSP) 950, how they are applied during the recruitment process differs between the three Services. For example, in the British Army candidates with a disbarring condition are excluded at the first opportunity (i.e. the online application process) with those requiring individual consideration being looked… Read More