Veterans

WE ARE PROUD TO BE A VETERAN-FRIENDLY ACCREDITED SURGERY

To those who proudly protect our nation, who do so with honour, courage and commitment, the Armed Forces covenant is the nation's commitment to you.

It is a pledge that together we acknowledge and understand that those who serve and have served in the armed forces, and their families should be treated with respect and fairness in the communities, economy and society they serve with their lives.

NHS Care for the Armed Forces Community

Personalised care for veterans

The NHS is responsible for providing all hospital and most community services for serving personnel (except for mental health,
general practice and rehabilitation services). The NHS also provides nearly all community, general practice and hospital
services for the families of serving personnel, reservists and veterans. Included as part of this are the following dedicated
services and initiatives to support the Armed Forces community.

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WE ARE PROUD TO BE A VETERAN-FRIENDLY ACCREDITED SURGERY

Information for veterans and their families

Personalised care for veterans is about making sure you get good person-centred care in your local area. Sometimes people don’t have much choice and control over the care and support they get. Personalised care for veterans is different because you can have more of a say in your care and support and who provides it. The aim is for you to have more choices, to have better health and to be able to do more in your life.

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NHS CARE FOR THE ARMED FORCES

 

A veteran is someone who has served in the armed forces for at least 1 day. There are around 2.4 million veterans in Great Britain.

It's very important for continuing healthcare that you register with an NHS GP and remember to tell them that you have served. This will help your GP to better understand any service-related health conditions that you may have and ensure that you are referred, where appropriate, to dedicated services for ex-forces.

Being flagged as a veteran in your NHS medical notes will help to ensure that you are able to access dedicated services for those who have served in the UK armed forces. These include services for mental health and physical conditions.

VETERAN FRIENDLY GP PRACTICE ACCREDITATION

Over the next five years, NHS England and NHS improvement, together with the Royal College of General Practitioners, are rolling out the veteran friendly GP Practice accreditation scheme across England. This scheme, which is intended to help ensure practices are equipped to Best Care for veterans and their families, has already accredited for over 550 Surgeries.