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Armed Forces: Chronic Illnesses

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 158783, tabled on 6 March 2023

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department publishes a list of medical conditions that would make a person be deemed unfit for service in the Armed Forces.

Answered on

14 March 2023

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 for the right hon. Member's information.

Grading, deployability and 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 expert judgement of occupational medicine specialists.