The International Day was a beautiful event. When diversity and inclusion is involved, there is a better understanding – you get to know each other better and get along as a team

Laboratory Medical Technician Shannel James, Defence Medical Group South

Doctors, Nurses and other Allied Health Care professionals from the Royal Navy, Army and Royal Air Force are part of the team at Queen Alexandra Hospital in Cosham.

This allows them to have appropriate clinical exposure and experiences to enable to carry out their military commitments anywhere around the world.

Laboratory Medical Technician Shannel James joined the Royal Navy from St Vincent and the Grenadines in September 2006 as a medical assistant, before transferring to work as a Royal Navy biomedical scientist in 2013.

She said: “The International Day was a beautiful event. When diversity and inclusion is involved there is a better understanding – you get to know each other better and get along as a team.

“It’s been a great opportunity to represent my country today.

”Staff from the Defence Medical Group South have been deployed in support of the Ebola outbreak in Africa, on board Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) Argus and other military exercises and deployments around the world.

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