Forces Forum for Defence Committee Medical Inquiry


This has just been released by the Commons Defence Select Committee

Defence Committee inquiry into Medical Care for the Armed Forces

Members of the Armed Forces and their families will be invited to take part in an Internet-based forum as the start of the Defence Committee’s inquiry into Medical care for the Armed Forces. The web forum will be launched in April and will provide the Committee with information which will feed into the rest of the inquiry. Details will be announced after Easter.

The inquiry will include the following issues:

· Healthcare for Service personnel, both at home and overseas, and the arrangements for those returning from overseas postings;

· Medical support for operations, including the treatment of injured personnel—from immediate treatment in the theatre of operations to after-care in the UK—and the facilities provided for them;

· How medical services for the Armed Forces are delivered, and in particular how the Ministry of Defence engages with the National Health Service to provide healthcare. The MoD has already entered into some arrangements with NHS providers, and extending these partnerships is one option for the future.

The Committee would welcome written evidence on these matters. This should be sent to the Clerk of the Defence Committee by Monday 14 May.

The Committee intends to hold oral evidence sessions beginning in June. Further details and witnesses will be announced in due course.

Would you be so kind as to repeat this post in the AMS forum please?


Noted by BAFF. We have been expecting this and will respond accordingly.

Mick, many thanks indeed for letting everyone know on here. Interesting initiative by the Defence Committee. D.Y.

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