This gets nothing more than an "its ongoing" reply, they can't/won't give any more info
Is your vetting the only thing your waiting on now?
Wow that is a lot sooner than i imagined, thanks for the response
Aye, just the vetting. Very long wait, some others waiting longer but even still...
Hi everyone!! Ive been following the forum for about a year now, thankful for all the tips people post and so proud of everyone who has passed.
Wondering if anyone has ever had issues with their medical, and if OHW ignore you until they exhaust the merit list before failing you? I done my medical 4 months ago, and stupidly my dr didn’t tick one of the boxes (and stupidly I didn’t just tick it for them), now I’ve had to go through a whole hooha of providing extra medical information and can’t seem to get an update from OHW or recruitment. Has anyone experienced this or know of others who’ve had to provide more info and just stopped being responded to?
I wanna stay hopeful, but there’s opportunities coming up in my current job that I don’t want to miss if I’m waiting on an email!
Yeah strange how it works- suppose we will never know. Don't give up yet anyway pal one more step and that's you
I had a bit of an issue myself. Doctor had written about a 3 year gap in my record. OHW stupidly read this as my Dr ONLY had records for this 3 year period and nothing else which meant I had to go out of my way to get the records covering the gap, submit the records and explain to them how it was them who had read what my Dr had written incorrectly. Thankfully it resolved the issue and they passed me about a week after that. It may be worth emailing them for an update or email asking them to call you on your personal phone to chat about the issue and the delay.
Can only check emails so many times a day
September calls going out today so anyone expecting their call, keep your phones handy :)
How did you find this out?
Because I got the call just after 9 this morning
Happy days, congrats!
Thanks pal, it’s been a long while coming :)
Was on the same boat and had to wait a long time throughout medical process. Best bet is to give OHW a call for an update and if they cannot assist, call recruitment and state how long you have been waiting etc...
Roughly what merit position were you?
I’m 20-40 on the merit list. My vetting took almost 9 months, had an interview with the vetting unit in that time too. Been appointable for a month now so I’m delighted it’s done!
The merit list means nothing now in a way of speaking. It's more of when you are appointable you'll get called
Do you have an number for OHW? Recruitment told me there was no phone number.. I’ve already told recruitment who forwarded my email to OHW for a reply ASAP, that was last week, and I haven’t had a response from OHW in 4 weeks
I'm appointable now so fingers crossed!
Hopefully you hear what you need to hear
I have a number. I tried to PM it to you but won't let me. Try and PM me and I can respond
OHW do not take calls. I emailed and asked them to call me, they phoned about an hour later
That’s what I was told too, I’ve asked them to call these past few weeks and haven’t had anything.. do genuinely think they’re just ignoring me lol
Just after a night shift and I don't wanna sleep now lol
What's your rough ML number?
It's all run very poorly isn't it...I'm not sure what else you can do tbh. Recruitment should be pressing the issue on your behalf
OHW Tel: 028 9070 0718
I can confirm they do take calls as I have contacted them several times. Ask to speak with someone who deals with pre-employment
Seen folk before on that number getting calls so you could be in with a chance
You’re a star thank you x