Joint Forces Command appoints new Director of Defence Medical Services
Peter Homa has been appointed the new Director General (DG) of Defence Medical Services by Joint Forces Command.
Peter Homa will be DG of Defence Medical Services (DMS) as part of Joint Force Command’s ambition to transform its organisation. Peter previously worked as Chief Executive of Nottingham NHS Trust and has over 27 years experience in NHS leadership roles, having worked his way up from a hospital porter.
As head of Leicester Royal Infirmary he established the Commission for Health Improvement. He was also chair of the NHS Leadership Academy and lead three NHS trusts.
Peter Homa said: “It’s fantastic to be given the privilege of leading the Defence Medical Services, and we have one of the best military medicine operations in the world. I join a brilliant team and look forward to working with them.”
“We owe a huge debt to those who serve in uniform and I see my role as enhancing the already excellent care being provided to service personnel.”
Recently the DMS helped build and manage a field hospital in Sudan and established a new Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre for injured personnel. For the last eight months, the organisation was managed by Air-Vice Marshall Alistair Reid.
Defence Minister the Rt. Hon. Earl Howe praised Peter for his knowledge and experience of leadership. He expressed his faith that Peter will propel the DMS towards its transformation and its adaptation to the current needs of the armed forces.
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