One of the areas looked at by the Armed Forces Pay Review Body in their 2006 Report was the Allied Health Professions: The AFPRB noted that: 'Severe manning shortages were identified for RN Biomedical Scientists, RN Medical Assistants (Submarines and Royal Marines), Army Combat Medical Technicians, Army Dental Support Staff, Army and RN Operating Department Practitioners, Army Pharmacy Technicians and Army Radiographers.' It also found that: '...the pull of new NHS careers and stability is strong, particularly among those occupations experiencing a national shortage e.g. Radiographers.' The AFPRB also commented that: 'We have found on our visits that AHPs show signs of discontent over their pay, careers and status which present serious risks to retention.' As a result of their concerns, the Review Body has told the MOD to carry out a 'thorough review to identify pay and non-pay reasons for Allied Health Professionalsâ manning difficulties and presents proposals for our 2007 Report.' The Report notes a number of ideas being looked at by the MOD: These are: 1) Matching military ranks to NHS pay bands 2) Accelerating promotion 3) AHPs' Specialist Pay (MOD consider that although there is insufficient evidence for this at present they will be looking at it) So what are the solutions to recruitment and retention of Allied Health Professions in the Armed Forces? Are the MOD's ideas viable or should they be looking at any other alternatives?