NHS England and Improvement
NHSE&I care for the Armed Forces community
NHSE&I is responsible for providing all hospital and most community services for serving personnel (except for mental health, general practice and rehabilitation services). NHSE&I 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 that support SP approaching discharge from the military;
NHS mental health services for veterans
The Veterans’ Mental Health Transition, Intervention and Liaison Service (TILS) is for serving personnel approaching discharge from the military, reservists (active and non-active) and veterans with mental health difficulties. The service provides a range of treatment, from recognising the early signs of mental health problems and providing access to early support, to therapeutic treatment for complex mental health difficulties and psychological trauma. Help may also be provided with housing, employment, alcohol misuse and social support.
Armed Forces personnel in transition: Integrated Personal Commissioning for Veterans Framework (IPC4V)
IPC4V is a personalised care approach for serving personnel who have complex and enduring physical, neurological and mental health conditions that are attributable to injury whilst in service. It provides a framework for effectively planning and delivering personalised care in line with the Armed Forces Covenant. Central to this is an improved discharge planning process, starting approximately nine months before these individuals leave the military. This means that the MOD, health and social care, Armed Forces charities and other organisations involved in the care of these individuals are brought together at an earlier point in the care pathway, ensuring care and support arrangements are in place as they transition to civilian life and beyond
Other NHSE&I dedicated services and initiatives to support the Armed Forces community, primarily Veterans, include;
- The Veterans’ Mental Health Complex Treatment Service(CTS)
- Veterans Trauma Network (VTN)
- Veterans Prosthetics Panel (VPP)
- Personalised care for veterans with a long term physical, mental or neurological health condition or disability
- Veteran friendly GP practice accreditation
- The Veterans Covenant Healthcare Alliance (VCHA)
See the NHS care for the Armed Forces Community leaflet for more information or read the summary of the NHS care for the Armed Forces community.