Surgeon-General (United Kingdom)
The Surgeon-General (SG) is the senior medical officer of the British Armed Forces; the post is held by the senior of the three individual service medical directors.
The Surgeon General is the Defence Authority for Healthcare within the Defence Medical Services Department which is the headquarters for the Defence Medical Services. It is a joint service organisation with personnel from all three services and Ministry of Defence civil servants working together to ensure “provision of strategic direction to the Defence Medical Services to ensure coherent delivery of all medical outputs".
As of December 2015 the Surgeon-General was Surgeon Vice Admiral Alasdair Walker.
List of Surgeons-General since 1990
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