23 Nov One Army, One NHS, One Community
HM Lord-Lieutenant of Shropshire, Anna Turner attended a conference co-hosted by Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin Council, integrated Care System and 202 (Midlands) Field Hospital (Fd Hosp)
Guest Speakers included
Brigadier Alison McCourt CBE ARRC, Commander 2nd Medical Brigade
Brigadier Stephen Archer ARRC QHN, Head Army Medical Services (AMS) Reserves
Professor Tim Briggs CBE, National Director for Clinical Quality & Efficiency NHS
The COVID Pandemic has demonstrated the vital role of collaboration between civilian organisations, the NHS, and the military. In managing a crisis at home many Reservists have played important roles within the NHS demonstrating their values and skills, and often pulling upon their military experience.
The conference explored each of the four main ideas of RFR30 and show-cased local experiences on how these themes can be exploited to the betterment of the Army Medical Service and the NHS.
The conference brought together leaders from the Army Medical Service and leaders from an Integrated Care System with an excellent record in recognising the importance of supporting its Army Reserve. There is a shared vision to further exploit the collaboration in ways that help each other address many shared strategic and operational challenges.