Defence Medical Services

Defence Medical Services

The organisation within the Ministry of Defence (UK) which is responsible for the medical, dental and nursing services within the British Armed Forces. The Defence Medical Services are commanded by the Surgeon General. Military personnel who require hospitalisation are admitted to one of six designated NHS hospitals.
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As well as recently completing two successful trials in West Midlands hospitals, the team has been collaborating closely with the UK's defence medical services to develop a 'mixed reality' approach to the future training of medical emergency response teams.
It will be treating patients by the end of 2018 - operated by the Defence Medical Services and its expert team.
"It is important to recognise that this work describes the efforts of thousands of people, from the patrol medics out on the ground, to the vast range of surgeons, physicians, nurses, therapists and scientists in both the Defence Medical Services and the NHS and, most importantly, the sacrifice of the 2,792 casualties, including the 608 who died in service during this decade."
"It is important to recognise that this work describes the efforts of thousands of people, from the patrol medics out on the ground, to the vast range of surgeons, physicians, nurses, therapists and scientists in both the Defence Medical Services and the NHS, and most importantly the sacrifice of the 2,792 casualties, including the 608 who died in service during this decade."
The defence medical services team put up a good fight, but the Coventry City Legends proved they still have what it takes, winning 6-2 against the forces squad.
The awards are open to civilian health staff and military medics working within the Defence Medical Services, the NHS, and private or voluntary sectors.
(24.) Healthcare Commission, "Defence Medical Services: A Review of Clinical Governance of the Defence Medical Services of the UK and Overseas," NHS, UK, March 2009, http://www.nhs.uk/NHSEngland/Militaryhealthcare/Documents/Defen ce_Medical_Services_review%5B1%5D.pdf (accessed 6 December 2010), 6,
Members of the British Medical Association (BMA) unanimously backed a motion calling for the Defence Medical Services (DMS) to make sure it has "appropriate" staff levels.
North Durham's Kevan Jones said he faced similar petitions as a defence minister when centralising defence medical services to Selly Oak Hospital in Birmingham.
He heads up the Defence Medical Services Training Centre, at Ash Vale, in Surrey.
According to the NHS's defence medical services early last year, the number of soldiers returning to the frontline has fallen 10%.
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