RAF Medical Officer appointed Dean of the Faculty of Travel Medicine

Group Captain Andy Green has been invested into the role of Dean of the Faculty of Travel Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.

Gp Capt Green is the first serving Royal Air Force Medical Officer to be appointed as the Head of a Medical Royal College or Faculty. He is currently Consultant in Clinical Microbiology for the RAF, and serves as Director of Infection Prevention and Control, and Defence Consultant Adviser in Communicable Diseases to the Surgeon General.

After joining the RAF in 1983, Gp Capt Green trained as a specialist in Clinical Microbiology. In a varied career he has deployed worldwide investigating outbreaks of infectious diseases in the Armed Forces, from the Falkland Islands to Sierra Leone. He was responsible for the deployed laboratories in Field Hospitals in Iraq and Afghanistan, dealing with the diagnostic challenges of both infectious diseases and infective complications of battle trauma.

He was the clinical lead for the development of the RAF Air Transportable Patient Isolator in 1996, and been at the forefront since then of the international development of policies for management and transport of patients with highly transmissible infectious diseases. In 2014 he was one of the national leads advising on clinical aspects of the Ebola Virus Disease response of the United Kingdom.

Gp Capt Green was presented the Faculty of Travel Medicine Dean's medallion by outgoing Dean, Dr Mike Jones, at the Faculty's Annual Symposium on 8 October 2015 at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. Gp Capt Green has served on the Faculty Board since 2010, for the past three years as Vice Dean and subsequently Dean Elect. He was lead author of the Faculty's "Health of Travellers" report published in October 2014, which outlined areas of concern in the current delivery of Travel Medicine services across the United Kingdom.

Download the Health of Travellers report .

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