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Mobile medical teams rethink

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: (Published 19 January 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:179
  1. Darren Walter, consultant in emergency medicine (
  1. South Manchester University Hospitals NHS Trust, Wythenshawe Hospital, Manchester M23 9LT

    EDITOR—The new emergency planning guidance from the Department of Health specifically addresses several of the issues raised by Walsh.12 The new guidance places the responsibility for medical support to a scene with the ambulance services and the strategic health authorities.

    Medical incident commanders should come from a recognised pool of staff with an appropriate background …

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