Two senior NHS managers have been appointed to help oversee the military medical services. Barbara Stocking, director of South East region, has joined the vice-chief of defence staff's management board, responsible for strategic overview of the defence medical services. Mark Gritten, chief executive of Royal Berkshire and Battle Hospitals trust, has joined the surgeon-general medical services management board, responsible for day-to-day management. Both appointments have been made to aid liaison between the NHS and the Ministry of Defence. Ms Stocking's region includes the UK's last remaining forces' hospital, Royal Hospital, Haslar, in Hampshire, which is scheduled for closure. The military medical services are moving to a system based on military units attached to NHS hospitals.