256 (City of London) Field Hospital, based in Walworth, have recently conducted Exercise Medical Challenge (EMC19) with the help of other Reserve units from across London.
The Army Medical Services Reserve and the National Health Service (NHS) are key partners in the delivery of both military and civilian healthcare so the exercise was an attraction event for members to build relationships between the two government organisations.
It was also an opportunity to understand how the Army Reserve works and provides the opportunity to learn about contingency planning, resourcefulness and adaptability.
“The event took place at Longmoor Training Camp near Liss on Wednesday the 24th of July 19.
There were ninety seven NHS staff from various roles across London and the South East including Theatre Nurses, Ward Sisters and specialised individuals involved in the exercise who were keen to develop their knowledge whilst at the same time have some well-deserved fun.
The staff were split into nine teams with approximately nine to twelve individuals on each team.”
The exercise was aimed to test and build leadership skills, develop teamwork, enhance communication, test individual resilience and develop decision making abilities, say the British Army.