3 CDO Brigade's Medical Reception Station (MRS) is part of the Commando Medical Group (CMG) and has recently successful passed its validation. Alongside the CMG ranks the QARNNS had a strong presence, with Lt Whitley (OC MRS) providing overall command of the Medical Treatment Facility (MTF) and Mental Health and Primary Care covered by CPONN Mel Cowdry and PONN Ben Harwood.
The validation took place on the airfield at RMB Chivenor which is home to the Commando Logistics Regiment. As a mobile capability there was a lot to do including building the facility which has to be up and running within 8 hours. The validation tested all aspects of the facility's Primary Health Care and the tactical responses to various situations within its deployed role. This process also enabled essential training to take place and an opportunity for the MAs to access SME's to complete their OPS training.
Working in the MRS is one of the many exciting opportunities open to QARNNS and the MRS is hoping to increase these opportunities in the near future, utilising the many skills the QARNNS Branch can bring to the CMG and 3 Cdo Bde. Fancy nursing with a difference? Why not check out our Recruitment Page and find out more?