The Royal Naval Medical Service

The Royal Navy has secured the nation and her citizens for over 500 years. Today, the Royal Navy continues to protect Britain, her people and her interests all over the world at sea, on land, in the air and in special operations.

The Doctors, Nurses and Medical Assistants of the Royal Navy Medical Service protect and support these operations with medical care, research and specialist advice.

This website allows you to browse the archive of the Journal of the Royal Naval Medical Service, which extends from 1915 to 2019.

Journal of The Royal Naval Medical Service

The JRNMS is the medical branch’s institutional memory and the forum by which new discoveries, techniques and approaches are shared to ensure the service continues to develop, improve and excel.

The JRNMS produced three issues per year (most years) between 1915 and 2019. Production of the journal has now ceased, and a letter explaining the background and rationale for this can be found here. We hope that subscribers will consider supporting a new tri-service medical journal, BMJ Military Health - further details can be found at

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