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Rank on entry will be dependent on qualifications and experience, as assessed by the Medical Director-General (Royal Navy).

Experience/requirements: You will need to have a medical background, as outlined below.

The Royal Navy Reserves Medical Branch recruits qualified medical practitioners – especially surgeons and anaesthetists – and adultqualified first-level nurses registered on Parts 1 (RN1/RNA) of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Register who make up Queen Alexandra’s Royal Naval Nursing Service (Reserves) (QARNNS(R)). 

QARNNS(R) has opportunities for a small number of Nursing Officers as well as a larger cadre of Naval Nurse Ratings, including those with experience or specialist qualifications in intensive care, accident and emergency, orthopaedics and surgery. There will be a few openings for Medical Technicians.

As part of the Medical Branch, you will be trained to man ships that receive casualties in a crisis or war situation, as well as forming surgical support teams. You will have a crucial role in providing medical care in demanding situations.