Veteran friendly accredited GP practices
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.
New veterans’ mental and physical health leaflet
News story source: Royal College of General Practitioners online