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A team of 12 British surgeons and paramedics is being sent to help with the aid effort in the Philippines following the super typhoon Haiyan.
The team includes:
- Three emergency physicians
- Two orthopaedic surgeons
- A plastic surgeon
- Two accident and emergency nurses
- A theatre nurse
- Two anaesthetists
- A specialist physiotherapist
The team will be led by Professor Anthony Redmond, from the international emergency medicine department at the University of Manchester, who is a consultant in trauma and emergency medicine.
The UK's emergency response to the humanitarian disaster in the Philippines will be led by Tony Redmond, Professor of International Emergency Medicine at the University of Manchester.
Professor Redmond has trained in Emergency Medicine in Britain and the US and is a registered specialist, the Department for International Development said.
At least 10,000 people are feared to have been killed by Typhoon Haiyan, which struck the central Philippines on Friday.
David Cameron said the scenes of devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan were "heart-breaking" as he announced that a 12-strong team of paramedics and surgeons, led by Prof Redmond, would help the relief effort.
The team of medical experts and the first consignment of UK aid will leave shortly, the Prime Minister said.