Veterans Information Page

This page is designed to support armed forces “veterans” and/or their families with easier access to healthcare services as well as to find additional information.  It will be updated as new information is available.  The Practice has applied for accreditation status for veterans to better reflect the needs of the armed forces community.

PATIENT VETERAN CHARTER

The link to the NHS veterans information site is LINK

Information about The Veterans Covenant can be found here LINK

A great service in the local area is Combat Stress if you’re a veteran or service personnel in need of help, or if you know someone who you think needs help, contact us any time on our free Helpline, text or email:

Website: https://www.combatstress.org.uk/
Helpline: 0800 138 1619
Helpline text: 07537173683
Helpline email: helpline@combatstress.org.uk

ARMED FORCES COVENANT

WE ARE AN ARMED FORCES VETERAN FRIENDLY ACCREDITED PRACTICE

TOP TIPS FOR THE VETERAN

NHS Armed Forces Network: You’re not alone video
The Sussex and Kent and Medway Armed Forces Network is a multi-organisational group
comprising local members from the NHS, including mental and physical health clinicians,
Ministry of Defence, Armed Forces Reservists, the Royal British Legion, SSAFA and other
interested charities and organisations. To help raise awareness of the mental health support
available to veterans, they teamed up with Taff and Johno from On Parade, who have made
a video that looks at life challenges after leaving the military. Click on the below link to
watch Taff and Johno’s interview with former Royal Marine, Anthony Muckle.

Real Life Veterans’ Stories

VIDEO LINK

LGBT Veterans Independent Review
An independent review, chaired by Lord Etherton, has been launched to examine the effect
that the pre-2000 ban on homosexuality in the UK Armed Forces has had on LGBT
veterans. The review will seek to better understand the experience of LGBT veterans who
served in the UK Armed Forces between 1967 and 2000.

To inform the Review, a Call for Evidence has been issued, with testimonies sought from:
• LGBT veterans who served from 1967 to 2000

• those who also served in this period and witnessed the treatment of LGBT Service
personnel
• those involved in delivering the ban
• friends and families of LGBT veterans who are for one reason or another not able to
give evidence
• academics who work in this area
• organisations who work in this area.

To find out more, visit here

For information on healthcare for the Armed Forces community, visit www.nhs.uk/armedforceshealth
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