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The Centre for Defence Healthcare Engagement: a focus for Defence Engagement by the Defence Medical Services
  1. Martin Bricknell1 and
  2. R Sullivan2
  1. 1 Ministry of Defence, Director Medical Policy and Operational Capability, London, UK
  2. 2 King’s Centre for Global Health, King’s College London, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to Professor Martin Bricknell, Headquarters surgeon general, Ministry of Defence, Floor 6E, Whitehall, London SW1A 2HB, UK; martin{at}


The 2015 Strategic Defence and Security Review committed the government to an ambitious programme of Defence Engagement. This paper provides a short summary of the medical contribution to UK Defence Engagement. It then describes the intentions behind the creation of the Centre for Defence Health Engagement.

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  • Contributors Both authors contributed to the development of this paper.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.