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MILITARY medical personnel are getting extra training in Portsmouth before they are posted abroad to places such as Afghanistan.

St Mary’s Treatment Centre, in Milton Road, Milton — which is run by Care UK — welcomed Rear-Admiral Calum McArthur to demonstrate skills taught.

Qualified nurses, healthcare assistants and medical assistants from across the services will be gaining experience and training at the centre.

The placements will last from six weeks to six months and will see the healthcare professionals honing their diagnosis and prescribing skills as well as dressing wounds and dealing with minor infections, eye conditions, stomach pains and suspected fractures.

Hospital director Penny Daniels said: ‘We were delighted to be able to welcome Rear-Admiral McArthur and very happy to offer the ongoing training.’