Armed Forces: Recruitment

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 25th May 2023.

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Photo of Hilary Benn Hilary Benn Labour, Leeds Central

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 9 December to Question 103014 on Armed Forces: Huntington's Disease, what medical conditions are currently considered a bar to service.

Photo of Andrew Murrison Andrew Murrison The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

Joint Service Publication 950 Leaflet 6-7-7 (JSP 950 Lft 6-7-7) provides a framework for the medical assessment of potential recruits and Serving personnel. I attach a copy.

Fitness to serve may be dependent on several medical conditions. An individual's final grading is determined by using the extensive content in JSP 950 Lft 6-7-7 combined with the judgement of occupational medicine specialists.

JSP 950 MEDICAL POLICY LEAFLET 6-7-7 (pdf, 2431.8KB)

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