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Armed Forces Veterans

Armed Forces veteran friendly accredited GP Practice

We are an Armed Forces Veteran Friendly Accredited GP Practice

Silver Award

This means that we have a dedicated clinician who has a specialist knowledge of service related health conditions and Veteran specific health services. This is important in helping Veterans to get the best care and treatment.

“I have a health issue arising from Service. What is the NHS’s priority treatment commitment?”

Members of the Armed Forces Community might suffer physical or mental injuries caused by the unique obligations and sacrifices of danger and stress. The prioritisation of their care by healthcare providers is always subject to clinical need and will be clinically determined. Members of the Armed Forces Community are not entitled to jump the queue ahead of someone with a higher clinical need. However, there is a commitment that veterans in Great Britain may be considered for priority access to NHS services providing focused treatment for conditions arising from their Service, compared to non-Service patients with the same level of clinical need. This is a clinical decision made by the relevant physician. More information about prioritisation, and veteran-specific services through the NHS, is available for EnglandWales and Scotland.

We are also signed up to the Armed Forces Covenant. We obtained the Bronze Award in 2021 and have now obtained the Silver Award in June 2022. We are working towards obtaining the Gold Award.

If you are a veteran, please let your GP know to help ensure you are getting the best possible care.

Additional Information

Services available to Veterans within our practice boundary

FirstLight Trust – See Gosport Café Hub

A dynamic, effective charity working across the UK. We provide on the ground support for veterans of the blue light services and armed forces. If you would like to access the Firstlight Trust website you can do so by clicking the link here.

Forces Reunited

Forces Reunited is more than just the quickest way to reunite with your old service pals, with services such as our lively forums, regimental reunions section, military news, photo gallery and many other great sections, we have more features than you can shake the proverbial RSM’s stick at!

Click here to access the Forces Reunited webpage

Aggies

A support network for military personal/families, serving and ex serving especially children that suffer with the mental aspects of deployments, and pastoral issues related to military life. Please use this link.

OP COURAGE – The Veterans Mental Health and Wellbeing Service

OP COURAGE: The Veterans Mental Health and Wellbeing Service provides a broad range of specialist mental health and wellbeing care and support for Service leavers, reservists, veterans and their families.  Individuals can self-refer to their local service or ask a healthcare professional, charity, family member or friend to do this for them.

OP RESTORE – The Veterans Physical Health and Wellbeing

OP RESTORE provides care and treatment to those with a Service-attributable physical health condition. Located in 13 major trauma centres (Plymouth, Oxford, London (three centres), Birmingham, Nottingham, Liverpool, Leeds, Cambridge, Brighton and Middlesbrough), with links to four NHS trusts, the network works closely with Defence Medical Services, national centres of clinical expertise, Op COURAGE and military charities, to provide holistic care.

OP NOVA – Supporting Veterans in the Justice System

OP NOVA provides one to one non clinical support to veterans who are at risk of being arrested or already have been, are due to leave prison or have been released from prison.  Veterans accessing the service have access to a range of practical and emotional help, along with being supported by an expert case worker.

For information on health services for the Armed Forces community, please visit the NHS website at Armed Forces Health and Twitter @NHSArmedForces.