Medical Support Officers (MSOs) provide essential Health Service Support (HSS) to both the Royal Air Force Medical Services and the wider Defence Medical Services. MSOs can be employed in any of the healthcare sectors, e.g. Primary or Secondary care. Equally, you may be in a role that has an overarching authority across several healthcare sectors. Regardless of role, you will have an understanding of how healthcare services are developed and delivered, at all levels, within both the military and civilian environments.
Within the sectors themselves MSOs, as healthcare professionals, are expected to fulfil a wide variety of HSS functions including: management of operations at a regional level; medical logistics to sustain overseas deployments; development of new medical capabilities and doctrine, as well as the design and delivery of medical training for practitioners and HSS personnel. While this list is not exhaustive, irrespective of your role you are vital to the safe and effective delivery of healthcare throughout Defence, at home and overseas.