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Army Medical Services

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The Army Medical Services (AMS) is the organisation responsible for administering the corps that deliver medical, veterinary, dental and nursing services in the British Army.


  • Role 1
  • Administration 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4


AMS is responsible for administering the four separate corps that deliver medical, veterinary, dental and nursing services in the British Army. These are:[1]

AMS contributes to the conservation of fighting strength and morale of the Army and advises commanders on matters of health and disease.[2]


The Army Medical Services are administered by Headquarters Army Medical Directorate at Andover under the command of the Director General Army Medical Services (DGAMS), currently Major General Ewan Carmichael.[3]

Cap Badges of the four medical/nursing corps

See also


  1. ^ "Combat Service Support". Armed Forces. Retrieved 9 May 2014. 
  2. ^ "202 Field Hospital". Retrieved 9 May 2014. 
  3. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 60255. p. 16942. 4 September 2012. Retrieved 2012-10-17.
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