The Ministry of Defence say here that two hundred Armed Forces personnel have been made available to support the NHS in London amid staff shortages due to Covid-19.
The Ministry of Defence will provide 40 Defence medics and 160 general duty personnel to support NHS hospitals across the capital.
According to a statement:
“Service personnel began deploying this week and are expected to be on task for three weeks. Forty teams of five personnel, each comprised of one medic and four general duties personnel will be distributed flexibly to ensure support is targeted towards the areas where the need is greatest.