How to Appeal a British Army Medical Rejection

This is a resource to help all of the Right To Fight supporters and anyone struggling to appeal a British Armed Forces Medical rejection.

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About the appeals process:

We can collectively help each other by sharing our experiences and know-how of fighting an army medical rejection through the forms of appeal.

As we are all in different stages of appeal, those who are further ahead in the process may be able to help those newer to the appeals system.

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If you have any supporting information, questions, additional tips and examples then please leave in the comments section at the end of each post.

I sincerely hope this helps…

Based on my own experiences of appealing medical rejections for a nut allergy for over 18 months and supported by what information is provided to us by the MoD, I have collated the following guides to provide a reference point to help you appeal your own medical rejection as well as to hear what others have to say.

Important: For each of the appeals levels, it is important to abide by the following to ensure your appeal is at the correct location and in front of the right person. Your appeal letter should ideally be typed or emailed. Include your full name URN (a 13 digit unique reference number), date of birth and the level of appeal. It must be signed by you, the candidate, and dated.

It is stated that you must accompany appeals with new evidence which will be considered by a doctor. Please note that a doctor’s reply will be based on the black and white JSP 950 standards and will not take any opinions or letters of support from ‘non-medical professionals including Cadet instructors, teachers and personal trainers.’

Here you can navigate to the most relevant guide to suit your case...


  • Semaa

    Recently just got my application rejected a month ago, due to allergies issues ,But with reference to that I don’t have that issues anymore. Willing to appeal have proof and evidence form my GP , How do we write an appeal
    letter ?

  • Caelan Wilson

    A few months ago my army application was rejected on grounds that I told them I have depression. I believe that I’ve shown considerable effort to join the army, such as exercising regularly and providing my recruiter with updates regarding my physical wellness. I would just like to know if I should appeal the decision to bar myself from joining the army?

  • Reece McKenzie

    I tried to apply for the army and got rejected by the triage medical clinic, I told them I have mild eczema that wouldn’t affect my duties such as running, swimming, walking in mud, exercise etc I can control it by using my cetreben cream & even if there was days I couldn’t use it, I’d be fine. Personally, I find this such a childish & ridiculous excuse especially If I’m to take full responsibility of what happens to my skin, they still rejected me. I believe the army needs to allow poeple with mild eczema that can be controlled and wouldn’t affect their duties to be accepted into the army. I find it ridiculous how they would accept other people with worse medical conditions that could cause real harm, into the army.

  • Jeronde Patrick

    How do I get to appeal for a rejection on medical for my blood pressure being
    Slightly elevated.

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