The UK Diving Medical Committee meet formally around 4 times a year. Their work is done on a voluntary basis. Members all have substantive mainstream medical roles, further details on these are available below.
A lot of personal time is spent by the committee writing guidelines, processing referee applications, considering appeals, undertaking research, organising conferences, liaising with other medical / interested bodies and generally promoting the area of diving medicine.
Diving medicals are undertaken by a national network of approved medical referees. Referees will charge a fee for undertaking a medical or providing medical advice