Military medicine

Surviving the battlefield

Find out how advances in emergency medicine are saving lives on the battlefield.

War's medical advances

Treatment of battlefield injuries has led to advancements in reconstructive surgery and other areas.

A C-17 Globemaster

Military care in the NHS

Military and NHS staff work as a team to save the lives of injured soldiers who are flown back to the UK for treatment.

Intensive care at Selly Oak Hospital

How soldiers cope with waking up at Selly Oak Hospital after serious injury on the battlefield.

'Surgery saved my hand after bomb blast'

Private Neil McCallion, 24, talks about the pioneering surgery that saved his hand after a bomb blast in Afghanistan.

Video: NHS military care

Soldiers talk about being treated in a military environment within an NHS hospital.

Airlifting the wounded

Aeromed airlifts the wounded back to Britain. It's a lifeline for service personnel injured in the line of duty.

Rehabilitation at Headley Court

Combat casualties rehabilitating at Headley Court focus on rejoining their unit as soon as possible.

'I lost my leg in Iraq'

Sergeant Mark Sutcliffe, 29, who lost his leg in Iraq, talks about his treatment and learning to walk again.

NHS or military hospitals?

Treating wounded military personnel in NHS hospitals means servicemen and women receive the best care available.

RAF Halton: rehabilitation

Three injured members of the armed forces talk about their rehabilitation at RAF Halton.

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Military medicine photo essay

With unique access, David Cotterrell's photo essay captures the entire medical process from point of injury on the battlefield to rehabilitation back home.

Defence medical services

Healthcare contact details and information for armed forces personnel and veterans.

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Military medicine timeline

An interactive history of British military medicine