What is the Defence Medical Services (DMS)?

The primary role of the UK’s Defence  Medical Services (DMS) is to ensure that Service personnel are ready and medically fit to go where they are required in the UK and throughout the world – generally referred to as being ‘fit for task’. DMS encompasses: Medical; Dental; Nursing; Allied health professionals (AHP); Paramedical; and Support personnel. It… Read More


What is the Director General Army Medical Services?

The Director General Army Medical Services (DGAMS) was the head of the British Army’s medical service. The post was dis-established as a result of both the British Army Primary Healthcare services transferring under the Surgeon General’s responsibility and the disbandment of the Army Medical Directorate. There was no replacement for the post of DGAMS, with the role that… Read More