- Medical Capability Directory Application
The Medical Capability Directory (MCD) Application enables users to exploit an internet accessible directory to catalogue their medical capabilities that are likely to be employed within a NATO environment. It also enables users to review the medical capabilities of other nations, in order for those nations and NATO to acquire an informed appreciation of national differences and a shared understanding of the reasons for those differences. Additionally, the application provides an ability to more effectively plan for medical support within NATO, whereas any lead nation for an Multinational Medical Unit (MMU) needs to know the detailed level of contribution by each nation, in order to assess any gaps in personnel or equipment capability. In time, an indication of common medical capability across the nations, leading to the identification of generic medical treatment facility (MTF) units. This may provide the evidence for change of the definitions of roles, to better reflect the national medical capabilities.