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Armed Forces: Health Services

Volume 498: debated on Tuesday 27 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence on what date he appointed the Defence Medical Inspector General; on what date he expects the Inspector to publish his first annual report; and if he will place in the Library a copy of the report on publication. (294958)

The Defence Medical Services' Inspector General (IG) post was created early in 2008. Its first incumbent, Surg RAdm Philip Raffaelli, was succeeded by the current post holder, Air Cdre Aroop Mozumder, on 8 July 2009. The IG's principal role is to provide the Surgeon General with an efficient and effective healthcare and corporate governance assurance framework and to oversee this process.

The IG will produce an annual report of activity in summer 2010 which will be placed in the Library of the House.