Medics from Commando Forward Surgical Group conduct a demonstration to showcase how to use new kit 250321 CREDIT Royal Navy.jpg
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Medics To Use New Kit For More Fast-Paced Commando Operations

The Commando Forward Surgical Group will restructure into a more agile and lighter support medic unit.

Medics from Commando Forward Surgical Group conduct a demonstration to showcase how to use new kit 250321 CREDIT Royal Navy.jpg

The medics who support the Royal Marines on operations are using new technology to tailor their approach to the changing needs of the Royal Marines Commandos.

The Commando Forward Surgical Group (CFSG) is adopting new technologies and practices to be lighter and more agile on operations around the world.

As part of the Future Commando Force development, the CFSG will restructure into a Role 2 Forward.

The aim is to be able to treat casualties in the field while carrying less kit and having fewer personnel on the frontline.

The group comprises experienced practitioners, who have limited hospital capability.

The new kit is designed for remote diagnosis and treatment of patients using telecommunications technology.

Some of the new features include Proximie telemedicine, point-of-care ultrasound, a WAT-01U2 high-definition camera and the Satcube (a satellite wifi system).

Part of the new kit to be used by Commando Forward Surgical Group during a demonstration 250321 CREDIT Royal Navy.jpg
(Picture: Royal Navy).

The technology allows clinicians to share knowledge and skills during live surgical procedures shown on camera.

Lieutenant Marc Dowling, the Royal Navy officer in charge of the CFSG, said: "We have been showcasing all the telemedicine advances as part of the Forward Surgical Team capability.

"Proximie allows reach back to UK surgical consultants for real time in-depth analysis and advice."

Cover image: Medics conduct a simulation using the new kit (Picture: Royal Navy).