Military medical services are at crisis pointBMJ 1997; 314 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.314.7082.695a (Published 08 March 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:695
- John Warden, parliamentary correspondent
The House of Commons Defence Select Committee last week expressed fears for the future of Britain's military medical services.
Its report states that the medical services are not capable of supporting Britain's global military commitment: “A choice would have to be made between sending troops without proper medical support-or only sending the limited number of troops who could be supported.”
The prime minister, John Major, responded by maintaining …