Medical Director-General (Naval)

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Office of the Medical Director-General (Naval)
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Ensign of the Royal Navy
Navy Command
Member ofSecond Sea Lords Board of Management
Reports toSecond Sea Lord and Deputy Chief of Naval Staff
AppointerPrime Minister
Subject to formal approval by the Queen-in-Council
Term lengthNot fixed
Inaugural holderSurgeon Vice-Admiral, Sir Philip Raffaelli
Formation1966-current

The Medical Director-General (Naval) or formally the Office of the Medical Director-General (Naval) is a senior appointment of the Royal Navy created in 1966. The office holder is a member of the Second Sea Lord’s Board of Management and the medical adviser to the Admiralty Board.[1]

They are responsible for the control and direction of the Medical Department (Naval) which in turn superintends the Royal Navy's Medical Branch.[2]

History

The origin of this appointment dates back to 1832 with the appointment of the Physician of the Navy that office went through a number name changes into the twentieth century. In 2002 the office of Director-General of the Medical Department of the Navy (1917-2002) was renamed Medical Director-General (Naval). The office holder is a member of the Second Sea Lord’s Board of Management and the medical adviser to the Admiralty Board. They are responsible for the control and direction of the Medical Department (Naval) which in turn superintends the Royal Navy's Medical Branch.[3]

Office holders

Footnotes

  1. "Defence Medical Services". GOV.UK. Ministry of Defence UK. Retrieved 10 August 2019.
  2. MOD UK.
  3. MOD UK.
  4. The Navy List. H.M. Stationery Office. 1968. p. 531.
  5. Grant, E. J. (2013). "3". The Toothwrights' Tale: A History of Dentistry in the Royal Navy 1964-1995. Andrews UK Limited. ISBN 9781909183315.
  6. The Navy List. H.M. Stationery Office. 1970. p. 512.
  7. Grant, E. J. (2013). "2". The Toothwrights' Tale: A History of Dentistry in the Royal Navy 1964-1995. Andrews UK Limited. ISBN 9781909183315.
  8. Grant, E. J. (2013). "2". The Toothwrights' Tale: A History of Dentistry in the Royal Navy 1964–1995. Andrews UK Limited. ISBN 9781909183315.
  9. Grant, E. J. (2013). "3". The Toothwrights' Tale: A History of Dentistry in the Royal Navy 1964–1995. Andrews UK Limited. ISBN 9781909183315.
  10. "Munks Roll Details for Godfrey James (Sir) Milton-Thompson". munksroll.rcplondon.ac.uk. London: Royal College of Physicians. Retrieved 15 August 2019.
  11. "Surgeon Vice Admiral Sir John Harrison: Medical Director General of the Navy". The Times London, May 7, 2010. Retrieved 5 June 2017.