The Armed Forces Covenant states the following:
- The Armed Forces community should enjoy the same standard of, and access to healthcare as that received by any other UK citizen in the area they live.
- Family members should retain their place on any NHS waiting list, if moved around the UK due to the service person being posted.
- Veterans should receive priority treatment for a condition which relates to their service, subject to clinical need.
- Those injured in service should be cared for in a way that reflects the nation’s moral obligation to them, by healthcare professionals who have an understanding of the Armed Forces culture.
As you register with our practice, you will be asked if you have served in the Armed Forces so that this can be entered onto your record.
Veterans may also benefit from using the Veterans Gateway, which provides information, advice and support on a range of areas (telephone: 0808 802 1212) and the Big White Wall, which is a free online mental health resource.