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On 20 March 2015, Defence Statistics opened a consultation with internal and external stakeholders regarding the proposed reduction in frequency of three operational casualty Official Statistics on UK service personnel deployed to Afghanistan.
This consultation period ended on 17 April 2015. There were no responses during the consultation period. The attached document outlines the changes that will be made to each publication together with the next publication date.
Defence Statistics (Health) currently produce 3 operational casualty Official Statistics on UK service personnel deployed to Afghanistan. Following the UK drawdown in Afghanistan very low numbers of casualties are being reported.
Defence Statistics are therefore consulting with internal and external stakeholders on the proposal to reduce the frequency of the following operational casualty Official Statistics:
- UK service personnel amputation statistics from quarterly to annually
- Afghanistan very seriously injured (VSI) and seriously injured (SI) tracking statistics from bi-annually to annually
- UK service personnel patient treatment Statistics from monthly to quarterly
Ways to respond
If you have any comments on the proposed changes please send:
By email to: DefStrat-Stat-Health-PQ-FOI@mod.uk
By post to:
Defence Statistics (Health)
Ministry of Defence
Oak 0 West, #6028
Abbey Wood North