Medical Services protects the health and wellbeing of everyone in the Royal Air Force.

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MEDICAL SERVICES

As part of Medical Services your primary mission is to ensure that personnel are medically fit to go where they are needed both in the UK and the rest of the world.

Medical Services encompasses the entire medical, dental, nursing and allied health professionals, paramedical and support personnel. You will be trained to deliver direct medical and mental health care in a variety of different clinical settings. You could be responsible for providing immediate response to medical emergencies in the field as well as long term health needs.

OFFICER ROLES

Medical Officers provide skills associated with Doctors, Dentists and Trauma Consultants as well as providing leadership and management across Medical Services.

MEDICAL ROLES

These roles encompass Nursing, Pharmacy, Dental, Paramedic and Environmental Health. Fulfilling careers with opportunities for travel and even sponsorship are available.

MEDICAL SERVICES

As part of Medical Services your primary mission is to ensure that personnel are medically fit to go where they are needed both in the UK and the rest of the world.

Medical Services encompasses the entire medical, dental, nursing and allied health professionals, paramedical and support personnel. You will be trained to deliver direct medical and mental health care in a variety of different clinical settings. You could be responsible for providing immediate response to medical emergencies in the field as well as long term health needs.

OFFICER ROLES

Medical Officers provide skills associated with Doctors, Dentists and Trauma Consultants as well as providing leadership and management across Medical Services.

MEDICAL ROLES

These roles encompass Nursing, Pharmacy, Dental, Paramedic and Environmental Health. Fulfilling careers with opportunities for travel and even sponsorship are available.

Life as an RAF Corporal Medic

Life as an RAF Corporal Medic

Wherever the RAF go Medical Services Personnel will be there to provide essential support.

Medical Services protects the health and wellbeing of everyone in the Royal Air Force. Their work covers all aspects of care from environmental risk, mental health, physical health, after care and the smooth running of care services.

Working across multi-disciplinary teams Medical Services delivers direct medical and mental health care in a variety of different clinical settings and are on-hand to provide immediate response to medical emergencies in the field as well as long term health needs.

RAF Medical Officer (Doctor) examining patient

Whether you are looking to help treat acute medical cases, carry out advanced solutions for complicated dental problems or work with a team of trained nurses to provide primary healthcare, there will never be a dull day. Medical Services in the RAF has a role for you, so what are you waiting for?

Life in the RAF is more than just a job. We offer a highly competitive benefits package. There are sporting opportunities and facilities available to everyone. You'll have the chance to travel the world and make new friends all whilst keeping in touch with friends and family at home.

Why join the RAF?

  • Rent from £75p/m
  • Free gym
  • Subsidised food
  • Health care
  • World travel
  • Training

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MEDICAL SERVICES FAQS

What qualifications do I need for a Medical Services role?

TO APPLY FOR A MEDICAL SERVICES OFFICER ROLE YOU NEED TO:

  • Below are the minimum requirements for all Medical Services Officer roles, but a number of roles will require additional medical qualifications. Exact requirements for individual Officer roles can be found on the relevant role pages.
  • Be aged between 17.5 and 54, however, the exact range will depend on the role.
  • At a minimum have GCSEs at grade C/4-5 or above; or SNE equivalent grade 5 or above in Mathematics and English Language.
  • Be a citizen of the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland, or holder of dual UK/other nationality or have been a Commonwealth citizen since birth.
  • Additionally, whether or not you were born in the UK, you should reside here for 5 years immediately preceding your application (candidates with a minimum of 3 years will be considered).


TO APPLY FOR A MEDICAL SERVICES AIRMAN ROLE YOU NEED TO:

  • Below are the minimum requirements for all Medical Services Airman roles, but a number of roles will require additional medical qualifications. Exact requirements for individual roles can be found on the relevant role pages.
  • Be aged between 16 and 47
  • At a minimum have GCSEs at grade C/4-5 or above; or SNE equivalent grade 5 or above in English Language and G/1 or above; or SNE equivalent grade 4 or above in Mathematics.
  • Be a citizen of the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland, or holder of dual UK/other nationality or have been a Commonwealth citizen since birth.
  • Additionally, whether or not you were born in the UK, you should reside here for 5 years immediately preceding your application (candidates with a minimum of 3 years will be considered).

Do Medical Services Personnel need to be physically fit?

  • Every person in the RAF is required to maintain a level of fitness to complete both initial and specialist training, and to do their role effectively. The exact fitness requirements will depend on your role, age and gender.
  • Fitness is a key part of RAF life – with all the clubs and sports you can get involved with on a wide variety of levels, from occasional fun to Olympic competition.

Where will I be based?

The RAF has bases for Medical Services Personnel all over the UK and abroad. Where you will be exactly is dependent on your role and what each base currently requires. Speak with your local AFCO for more information.