The Medical Advisory Committee (MAC) is a subcommittee of the British Members’ Council (BMC) of the World Veterans Federation. Its objective is to promote the long-term health of the Armed Forces Community by providing independent and impartial medical advice on matters affecting veterans’ health.
The MAC does not have an advocacy remit, but it provides advice when requested by the British Members’ Council (BMC), the Confederation of British Service Charities (Cobseo), the Service charities, the Armed Forces Clinical Reference Group (AFCRG) and others.
Additionally, it also proactively brings issues affecting the health of Service personnel and veterans to the attention of the appropriate bodies where threats to health have been identified. This might include providing comments on recent research findings or news in the press relevant to the health of the Armed Forces Community, and any resulting suggestions on areas for research by the appropriate body.
As the MAC does not have its own infrastructure, its meetings are hosted by the Royal British Legion, while the Health of Veterans Research Team (HVRT) is based at King Edward VII’s Hospital.
Here you can read what the priorities of the MAC (therefore the HVRT) are for the next two years MAC revised priorities 2017 – 2019.