What are the Top Five Principal Causes of Medical Downgrading in the UK Regular Armed Forces?

Table 1 outlines the top five principal [1] causes of medical downgrading in the UK Regular armed forces on 01 April 2017 [2]. Table 1: Top five principals causes of medical downgrading Causes Percentage Musculoskeletal Disorders & Injuries 59 Mental & Behavioural Disorders 11 Factors Influencing Health Status [3] 5 Ear & Mastoid Process Diseases… Read More

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New Arthritis Clinic for Veterans

An Army surgeon has launched a pioneering NHS clinic for veterans suffering from arthritis. Lieutenant Colonel Carl Meyer, of 16 Medical Regiment, set up the facility at Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Hospital near Oswestry in Shropshire, where he is a consultant orthopaedic surgeon. Thought to be the first of its kind, the centre is open to anyone who has served in the… Read More

How to Reduce Medical Downgrading in a High Readiness Royal Marine Unit?

Research Paper Title Reducing Medical Downgrading in a High Readiness Royal Marine Unit. Background This 3 year retrospective observational study aimed to determine the diagnoses causing medical downgrading in a high readiness Royal Marine Commando unit, and to direct future investment to reduce numbers downgraded. Methods Medical and administrative records were used to ascertain diagnoses,… Read More

Medical Downgrading: Prevention & Rehabilitation Facilities vs. Secondary Care Investment

Research Paper Title Reducing Medical Downgrading in a High Readiness Royal Marine Unit. Background This 3 year retrospective observational study aimed to determine the diagnoses causing medical downgrading in a high readiness Royal Marine Commando unit (trained rather than recruits), and to direct future investment to reduce numbers downgraded. Method Medical and administrative records were… Read More