Being an RAF GP means doing a mix of aviation medicine, occupational medicine, sports medicine and usual general practice. You could be making decisions on an aviators’ fitness to fly to treating hypertension or heart disease to deciding if someone is fit to deploy to the Falkland Islands.
Your role is pivotal in maintaining the effectiveness of the RAF in delivering Air Power by maximising the fitness of personnel for their tasks. You will deliver a high standard of care under demanding but rewarding conditions, including the extra challenges of working in a field hospital or deployed medical centre; sometimes in austere settings. The RAF employ specialists in most of the major branches of medicine and surgery, working within the NHS and you may also have the challenges of working in a field hospital.