Armed Forces Veteran Friendly Practice

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Being accredited by the Royal College of General Practitioners means that a practice can better identify and treat veterans, refer them, where appropriate, to dedicated NHS services (such as the Veterans’ Mental Health Transition, Intervention and Liaison service (TILS), the Veterans’ Mental Health Complex Treatment Service (CTS) and the Veterans Trauma Network) and capture better data to improve future health provision. It also means that the NHS is better able to meet the health commitments of the Armed Forces Covenant, which says the Armed Forces community, including veterans, should face no disadvantage in accessing health services and should receive priority care for military attributable conditions, subject to clinical need. 

Are you a Veteran?

This time of year can be especially difficult for Veterans, we are conscious some of the numerous military veterans registered with us, may be affected by the upcoming Remembrance weekend. Please, if you are a veteran and are affected by this, know that help is available at the surgery. Our surgery is proud to be accredited as a veteran friendly practice by the Royal College of GP’s. Help is also available via Op Courage the veteran mental health and wellbeing service. If you do not want to come into the Surgery there is other help available:

Mental health support for veterans, service leaver and reservists – NHS

Veterans top tip leaflet

Op Courage – Information on how to access the veterans mental health & wellbeing service,

Urgent Support for Veterans

Combat Stress Helpline – 0800 323 4444. (24-hour helpline) available to all veterans & their families for confidential mental health & support