The general description of JSP 950 states: “These medical standards are designed to provide a framework for the medical assessment of functional capacity of potential recruits and serving personnel from which can be derived a determination of fitness for service.” This is done using an alphanumeric medical classification which will provide each recruit with a number and letter. Each ‘quality’ results in a score:
The alphanumeric medical classification is known as the PULHHEEMS system. This stands for:
P - Physical Capacity
U - Upper Limbs
L - Locomotion
HH - Hearing Acuity (right and left)
EE - Visual Acuity (right and left, uncorrected and corrected)
M - Mental Capacity
S - Stability (Emotional)
These qualities equate to form a recruits ‘profile’. Based on your evaluation, you will be rated a number to correspond with each quality. The numbers are graded 1 through to 8 although not all numbers are applicable to all letters.
As a point of reference, for physical capacity, upper limbs, locomotion, mental capacity and stability, you can be graded one of the following:
0 - Medically unfit for duty and under medical care
2 - Medically fit for unrestricted service worldwide
3 - Medically fit for duty with minor employment limitations
4 - Medically fit for duty within the limitations of pregnancy
7 - Medically fit for duty with major employment limitations
8 - Medically unfit for service
For the majority of Right to Fight supporters, you would have been classed as a P8.
You can read the 70,000 page medical standard document here
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