We are proud to support our Armed Forces community and being accredited shows that we are able to deliver the best possible care and treatment for patients who have served in the armed forces.
As a Veteran Friendly GP Practice we:
- Have a clinical lead for veteran health
- Support veteran patients to access dedicated health services
- Undertake specialist training to meet the health commitments of the Armed Forces Covenant
Who counts as a veteran?
Have you ever served in the military/armed forces?
You are a veteran if you have served in the armed forces for at least 1 day.
Reservists who are not mobilised are also given the status of veteran until they return to actively serving.
If you are a mobilised reservist registered with Defence Medical Services (DMS), find information about accessing NHS healthcare while in active service.
Please let a member of staff know if you, or your spouse/partner, have ever served in the UK armed forces so that we can best support your care needs.
Op RESTORE: The Veterans Physical Health and Wellbeing Service
Op RESTORE: The Veterans Physical Health and Wellbeing Service is an NHS service that provides specialist care and treatment to veterans who have physical health problems as a result of their time in the Armed Forces.
Op RESTORE does not provide veteran mental health support, but works alongside Op COURAGE: the Veterans Mental Health and Wellbeing Service.
Mental Health Services
Veterans and their families and carers can access dedicated mental health support services run by the MoD, the NHS and mental health charities. These include:
- Op COURAGE: the Veterans Mental Health and Wellbeing Service
- the Veterans and Reserves Mental Health Programme
- the Combat Stress mental health helpline
- urgent NHS mental health support
The Veteran Friendly Practices accreditation scheme is run by the Royal College of General Practitioners in partnership with NHS England and NHS Improvement.
You can find out further information and support by visiting the dedicated NHS Website or Royal College of General Practitioners website here