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Five minutes . . . with Tim Hodgetts

BMJ 2016; 355 doi: (Published 30 November 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;355:i6366
  1. Anne Gulland
  1. London

The brigadier and medical director of the UK’s Defence Medical Services talks about transferring military emergency readiness skills to civilians

“On 23 November a group of civilian and military clinicians launched citizenAID (, a system for the general public to be empowered to do the right thing in a bombing, shooting, or stabbing.

“In such an event the public will be waiting on their own while the emergency services lock down the incident and manage public safety. If we give the public the skills to treat injuries and look …

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