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Anaesthesia at Role 4
  1. Dr Paul Wood1,
  2. AG Haldane2 and
  3. SE Plimmer2
  1. 1Dept of Anaesthetics, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham B15 2WB paul.wood{at}
  2. 2Speciality Registrars in Anaesthesia at University Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust


The contribution of anaesthesia to the care of injured military personnel at Role 4 is described with particular emphasis on the working relationship between the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine and the civilian department of anaesthesia. The implications for operating theatre activity are discussed.

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