Veteran friendly accredited GP practices

Image of a Veteran's badge on a gentleman's lapel of his suit jacket.

There are now 291 GP practices now accredited as veteran friendly and if you, or you know of someone who has Served, you can sign up for free to start off the process.

Full list of accredited veteran friendly practices (downloadable sheet)

Being accredited 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 epidemiological 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, whereby 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. 

Accredited practices are provided with an information pack to help increase their understanding of the health needs of veterans and services available to them and to promote accreditation.

Accreditation is currently open to GP practices in England. The NHS is working with the Devolved Nations to extend the programme.

For further information, you can read the full article online, email [email protected] or call 020 3188 7649

New veterans’ mental and physical health leaflet

Front cover of the Ex-forces mental and physical health leaflet for the NHS.

News story source: Royal College of General Practitioners online

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