Lt Janine Whitley is a Troop Commander at Medical Squadron which is part of 3 Commando Brigade's Commando Logistics Regiment. Working closely with the Royal Marines (RM), Med Sqn are held at short notice to provide medical support worldwide.
MA Holly Thurgood is currently completing her 3rd year of Mental Health nurse training at the Defence School of Healthcare Education. Here, she explains about her recent nomination for a national award.
Leading Naval Nurse Alice Hopkin has recently been offered a place on her specialist nursing course for Intensive Care. Here, Alice offers her experiences to date since joining the QARNNS.
In 2014, service personnel posted to DMRC Headley Court were given the unique opportunity to partake in the British Services Dhaulagiri Research Expedition (BSDRE) 2016. The aim of the trek was to deliver high quality adventurous training as well as to facilitate medical research looking into the physiologic effects altitude has on the human body.
On Sunday 22nd May LNN Crofts travelled the three and a half hour journey from Plymouth to Eton Downey to represent the Royal Navy and DMG(SW) in the exciting sport of triathlon. She had entered the supersprint tri, which was the start of her big plan to complete a half iron man triathlon by the end of 2017. After training so hard all year, this was the time to shine.
Fifteen preceptee nurses led by Lt. Quinn and WO1 (NN) Goacher QARNNS from DMG (SW) are undertaking a 12 month military preceptorship programme with the aim to complete the Defence Operational Nursing Competencies (DONC).