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Armed Forces Veteran Friendly Practice

We are proud to be an accredited Veteran Friendly GP Practice and to support our veteran community. The Veteran Friendly Practices accreditation scheme is run by the Royal College of General Practitioners in partnership with NHS England.

As a Veteran Friendly GP Practice we:

  • Have a clinical lead for veteran health (Nicola Wallace), who is supported by the whole Practice to improve veteran health services.
  • Ask patients ‘Have you served in the Armed Forces?’ to help identify veteran patients
  • Support veteran patients to access dedicated health services
  • Undertake regular training and development to meet the health commitments of the Armed Forces Covenant and better understand the needs of veteran patients

If you are a veteran patient, please let us know that you have served so that we can make sure that we understand your health needs. Veterans include anyone who has served for at least one day in the Armed Forces, whether as a regular or reservist. It means the same as ex service personnel or ex-forces.

The NHS can help if you’re in the British armed forces or are a veteran, a reservist or a family member of someone who is serving or who has served.

Our Veteran patient charter explains our commitment to you.

Top tips for Veterans.

Useful contacts:

Veterans Mental Health & Wellbeing Service – mental health problems are common and can affect anyone, including veterans, serving personnel, reservists and their families. It is important to get help and support if you or someone you know has mental health problems.

Veterans’ Gateway are available 24/7 to provide information, advice and support for veterans and their families.