British doctors urged to join disaster response

Doctors, nurses and other medical staff will be able to join the British response to overseas emergencies such as tsunamis, earthquakes and floods. The government is aiming to sign up more than 400 medical staff to a special register by 2014.

A boy sits next to the remains of a destroyed school after an earthquake in Haiti in 2010
A boy sits next to the remains of a destroyed school after an earthquake in Haiti in 2010 Credit: Reuters

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Medics join disaster response

Doctors, nurses and other medical staff will be able to join the British response to overseas emergencies such as tsunamis, earthquakes and floods. The government is aiming to register more than 400 medical staff by 2014.