Joint Medical Group Secretariat
Headquarters Joint Medical Group
Defence Medical Services Whittington,
Date: 29 July 2019
Dear Mr Lai
Thank you for your enquiry of 12 July 2019 in which you asked:
“Are the following HQ Defence Medical Services/Joint Medical Group appointments still in
existence and if so, are they held by military personnel or civil servants? If they are held by
military personnel, could you identify their names?
Head of Secretariat & Finance
Head of Strategic Planning and Business Management
Inspector General (Medical)”
Your enquiry is being treated as a request for information under the Freedom of Information Act
(FOIA) 2000. The Ministry of Defence (MOD) can confirm that it holds information within the scope
of your enquiry.
To reflect changes of responsibility, the appointment ‘Head of Secretariat and Finance’ is now the
Head of Planning, Secretariat and Finance’ and the ‘Head of Strategic Planning and Business
Management’ is now the Head of Corporate Governance. The posts are currently held by the same
Senior Civil Servants.
The Inspector General (IG) role was disestablished upon the creation of the Defence Medical
Services Regulator (DMSR) and the Head of DMSR role. Like IG, the Head of DMSR is a military
person of OF-6 rank.
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