Modern and effective medical support is a fundamental part of the United Kingdom's military capabilities. The Royal Naval Medical Service promotes and maintains the health, fitness and well-being of the men and women in the Royal Naval which is vital to operational capability and effectiveness.
Medical Director General (Naval) CV
Surgeon Vice Admiral Phillip Raffaelli joined the Navy in 1976 and after BRNC joined the submarine service. He attended the Royal College of Defence Studies in 1993 and was appointed Director of Health in 1999. Promoted Rear Admiral in 2004 he was appointed Surgeon General in 2009.
The Medical departments consist of Medical Operational Capability, Medical Healthcare, Medical Assurance, Naval Nursing Services, Medical Support, and the Institute of Naval Medicine.
History of Naval Medicine
The Royal Navy has operated all over the world for centuries. Keeping sailors fit in all corners of the globe, where they are subject to diseases unknown in the UK, challenged the skills of naval medical staff and led to discoveries which have been at the forefront of modern medicine.
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