This is one of a series of interviews conducted by the Editor-in-Chief during Autumn 2020 with senior medical leaders within the NATO command structure that discuss the NATO response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
This paper discusses the principles of medical evacuation planning and execution with specific consideration of the command and control arrangements for Forward medical evacuation. The current operational context has focused efforts on helicopter medical evacuation as the main evacuation element of the pre-hospital military medical care system rather than the ground ambulance. This paper complements the significant number of papers recently published by RAMC clinical staff on pre-hospital care.
Interview: The Polish Armed Forces Military Medical Service
Both the armed forces and medical services of Poland have been an active participant in international missions for many years.
MCIF is very grateful to Colonel Dziegielewski, Surgeon General of the Polish Military Medical Service, to have granted the following interview.