How combat medics are helping NHS
A ground-breaking research centre to enable medical techniques employed on the battlefield to be used on NHS patients has opened in Birmingham.
The National Institute of Health Research will allow military and civilian surgeons and scientists to share expertise and research.
It is hoped to boost survival rates for military personnel and civilians.
The centre is based at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, where personnel injured in Afghanistan are treated.
Jonathan Beale reports.
20 Jan 2011