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Defence Medical Services

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 18th November 2015.

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Photo of Lord Touhig Lord Touhig Opposition Whip (Lords), Shadow Spokesperson (Defence)

To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether there are any plans to increase the number of military doctors working less than full-time.

Photo of Earl Howe Earl Howe The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence, Deputy Leader of the House of Lords

While there are currently no plans to increase the numbers of military doctors, there are plans to provide a limited number of already serving regular medical officers the opportunity to be employed at reduced levels of obligation, for a number of days worked per year for a bounded period of time.

Applicants will shortly be invited to participate in this Flexible Duties Employment Trial, which is due to commence in early 2016.

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