Armed Forces: Recruitment

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 4th June 2019.

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Photo of Stephen Crabb Stephen Crabb Conservative, Preseli Pembrokeshire

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the medical conditions that trigger automatic rejection for recruitment applications to the armed forces.

Photo of Mark Lancaster Mark Lancaster The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

Medical conditions that are an absolute bar to Service entry are set-out in the Joint Service Manual of Medical Fitness (JSMMF). A copy has been placed in the Library of the House.

The JSMMF is updated periodically. The next version will be published in June and placed in the Library of the House.

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