§ Lord Vivian
asked Her Majesty's Government:
What is the current establishment for the Centre for Defence Medicine; and which of those posts are filled and which are not. [HL1794]
§ Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean
The Centre for Defence Medicine is intended to develop over a number of years as functions move to it from elsewhere in the Defence Medical Services, with its establishment and manning levels increasing progressively over the period. There are currently 72 posts filled by Service personnel and this is expected to rise to some 100 at the end of the year, by which time it is expected that there will also be a substantial number of military personnel training under Centre for Defence Medicine auspices.