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The Defence Postgraduate Medical Deanery (DPMD)

The Defence Postgraduate Medical Deanery (DPMD) forms part of the Joint Forces Command and is based at Whittington Barracks, Lichfield.

Joint Forces CommandThe structure of DPMD is based upon the NHS Deanery model and retains strong links with both the University of Birmingham and the West Midlands Deanery. Before applying for training within DPMD as a GP, you must be a serving member of the Armed Forces.

The Department of General Practice is led by the Director of Postgraduate General Practice Education (DPGPE) whose principal responsibility within DPMD is the management of Vocational Training for General Practice (GPVT). The DPGPE, who is also the Defence Specialty Adviser in General Practice to the Surgeon General, is assisted by 3 Deputy Directors each of whom is also the single Service Adviser in General Practice within their respective Service.

The remainder of the team is made up of Associate Advisers and Course Organizers across the single Services, each of whom has specific responsibilities within GP postgraduate education.

  • Director Postgraduate General Practice Education
    Wg Cdr Dudley Graham RAF
    Defence Postgraduate Medical Deanery
    Defence Medical Service Whittington
    Tamar House
    Lichfield
    Staffordshire WS14 9PY
     01543 434280

  • Business Manager General Practice Vocational Training
    Miss Karen Tonks
    Defence Postgraduate Medical Deanery
    Defence Medical Service Whittington
    Tamar House
    Lichfield
    Staffordshire WS14 9PY
     01543 434272

Army

Deputy Director Colonel Russell Owers
CAGP Army Medical Directorate, The Former Army Staff College, Slim Road, Camberley, Surrey, GU15 4NP
 01276 412750

Royal Air Force

Deputy Director Dr Robert Phillips
SO1 GP and AGP (RAF),Air Command, Nimrod Block, First Floor, RAF High Wycombe, Walters Ash, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP14 4UE
 01494 494320 / 01296 656293

Royal Navy

Deputy Director Surg Cdr Alan Bowie RN
Consultant Advisor in General Practice
 02392 625579