The Evolution of Military Medicine Through the ‘Campaigns’

On 3 March 2022, Professor Tim Briggs CBE, the National Clinical Director of NHS Improvements and national lead for the Veterans Covenant Healthcare Alliance (VCHA) will take you on the incredible military medical journey, up until World War 2.

Professor Briggs is one of the eminent clinicians who will be speaking at an evening event in Europe’s oldest surviving operating theatre. The Old Operating Theatre in London will host one of the ‘Evolution of Medicine through Warfare‘ campaign events, that will conclude at The Household Cavalry Museum.

VCHA Team Lead, Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Guy Benson said: “It promises to be a fascinating insight into the history of military medicine, delivered by those on the medical front line, in an incredible setting.  Miss Alex Crick and Mr Gary Sell are very well-known to us in the VCHA, for their work in Rehabilitation, and with trauma often experienced by veterans.  I’m privileged to have been asked to act as MC. And, of course, we’re delighted to be doing this in conjunction with our friends at The Household Cavalry Museum.

Alice Pearson, Director of the Household Cavalry Museum added: “We’re thrilled to be working in partnership with the Old Operating Theatre and the VCHA on our Evolution of Medicine through Warfare Campaign. Together we hope to truly shine a spotlight on the incredible advances in medicines over the ages and champion the work of those living and making medical history today.

Tickets are now available for this fascinating journey. Click here to book.

The Veteran Covenant Healthcare Alliance (VCHA) is committed to improving Armed Forces and Veteran care whilst raising standards for all. 105 NHS providers in England are now Veteran Aware accredited, and the VCHA aims to have all Trusts in England accredited by March 2023 at the latest. Find out more about our work and about Rehabilitation by clicking here.


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