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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.

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Register to help with rapid response to major disasters

  • The new arrangement is being announced by International Development Secretary Justine Greening
  • Doctors, nurses, surgeons, anaesthetists and other staff can now pre-register
  • They can sign up to the UK's International Emergency Trauma Register and indicate their availability
  • Medics could then deploy rapidly to the scene of emergencies such as tsunamis, earthquakes and floods

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