201 Field Hospital’s training centres are located in Newton Aycliffe (A Det), Newcastle (B Det and RHQ) and Norton (C Det). The primary role of the Field Hospital is to provide clinical support to the Regular Army on operational tours in times of conflict, peacekeeping and humanitarian situations. The unit provides secondary healthcare to both soldiers and civilians.
Healthcare professionals will be employed according to their clinical currency, civilian qualifications and experience but will be expected to work in a challenging military environment whether that is in tents or buildings. Unit personnel will impart the knowledge and skills which are transferable from the peacetime setting to operational scenarios across the spectrum of conflict. The Reserve component also provides an excellent environment to network with other professional clinical staff, as well as extending social circles.
All speciality Medical and Surgical Doctors at all levels, RN (Adult) in all specialities, Radiographers, Operating Department Practitioners (ODP), Biomedical Scientists (BMS), Physiotherapists, Paramedics, Pharmacists, Pharmacy Technicians, Health Care Assistants (HCA), Dentists, Dental Support Specialist, Medical Nursing and Allied Health Professional Students (AHP), Chefs, Drivers and Clerical Staff (HR).
Age on Enlistment
18-55 Medical and Dental Officers, 18-50 Registered Nurses (Adult), 18-50 for all other specialities. Age limit extended for Ex Regular service personnel.
In compliance with Healthcare Governance, all clinical posts require the mandated in date governing body registration. HCA’s must be in possession of or studying toward NVQ/SVQ Level 2 or 3 in Health and Social Care.
The training centres have training evenings (Drill Nights) every Tuesday between 19:30 and 21:30. The Field Hospital forms up for a Unit Training Weekend Friday evening to Sunday afternoon with all the geographic detachments at a centralised location, on average, once a month/ six weeks. In addition, annually the unit holds a two week training camp, usually in September.
The commitment is 28 days a year (which includes a 16 day camp) however this may be reduced if your work and family commitments dictate.
201 (N) Field Hospital Headquarters contact details
Telephone: 0191 239 5351 / 3108
A Detachment contact details
Telephone: 01325 311616
B Detachment contact details
Telephone: 0191 239 3183
C Detachment contact details
Telephone: 01642 366682
Army Reserve Centre