The Army Medical Services (AMS) is the organisation responsible for administering the corps that deliver medical, veterinary, dental and nursing services in the British Army. It is headquartered at the former Staff College, Camberley, near the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.[1]

Army Medical Services
Cap badges of the four constituent corps
CountryUnited Kingdom United Kingdom
Branch British Army
Size4 Corps
Master-GeneralMajor General Timothy J. Hodgetts, CBE, QHS

Role edit

AMS is responsible for administering the four separate corps that deliver medical, veterinary, dental and nursing services in the British Army. These are:[2]

AMS contributes to the conservation of fighting strength and morale of the Army and advises commanders on matters of health and disease.[3]

Administration and leadership edit

The Army Medical Services are administered by Headquarters Army Medical Directorate at Andover, previously under the leadership of the Director General Army Medical Services (DGAMS[4]), formerly Major General Jeremy Rowan. The Director General answered to the Adjutant-General, and his role was to promote effective medical, dental and veterinary health services for the Army and provide a policy focus for individual medical training, doctrine and force development. The post was disestablished after 2016.[5]

A Freedom of Information request identified that from 2018, "day to day responsibility for medical policy and capability development" would "lie at Brigadier level," but did not indicate the title of that particular post. As of March 2019, a Brigadier is employed within the senior Army ranks as Senior Health Advisor, who "Monitors and assesses the health of the Army to assist Director Personnel in the provision of Health Policy, provides policy oversight and assurance for Commander Field Army in the generation and delivery of medical operational capability, and is directly responsible for the provision of primary care services to the Army and community mental health services to Defence."[6]

List of directors general edit

Master-Generals edit

See also edit

References edit

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  18. ^ "Lieutenant-General Sir Richard Bradshaw; Memorial service". The Times. 17 November 1999. p. 24.
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  21. ^ "Major General Robin Short". Biographies. Integrated Medical Systems. Retrieved 5 May 2014.
  22. ^ "No. 55756". The London Gazette (Supplement). 8 February 2000. p. 1334.
  23. ^ "von BERTELE, Maj. Gen. Michael James". Who's Who 2012. A & C Black. December 2011. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |url= (help)
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  25. ^ "No. 61853". The London Gazette (Supplement). 21 February 2017. p. 3746.
  26. ^ "No. 63576". The London Gazette (Supplement). 4 January 2022. p. 23984.

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