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Help to ensure veterans receive the very best healthcare support in 2024

Please see below from NHS England.  Help to ensure veterans receive the very best healthcare support in 2024 by reading the information below and completing the online survey.


In 2019, NHS England commissioned the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) to develop and introduce the Veteran Friendly Practice Accreditation scheme, a free support programme designed to help GP practices in England to deliver the best care and treatment to patients who have served in the UK Armed Forces. Since then, over 2,760 practices have signed up.


To help encourage more practices to sign up, the Royal College of General Practitioners, NHS England and the Office for Veterans’ Affairs are working together to increase awareness of veterans’ healthcare needs and any challenges that prevent people who’ve served in the Armed Forces from seeking help from their GP. 


If you have served in the Armed Forces and live in England, we would be grateful if you could spare 10 minutes to fill in this online survey. If you are a veteran support organisation, please could you share the survey with your veteran members who live in England.


By filling in this survey, you are ensuring that your thoughts and experiences are more likely to be understood and acted upon. This will help to encourage more GP practices to sign up so they can help veterans get the best healthcare support.


Thank you in advance for your support,

Dr Robin Simpson and Dr Emily Brookes(Former members of the UK Armed Forces and RCGP Veterans Champions)

 

 

Kind Regards

Kate Barnett (She/Her)

Communications & Engagement Manager -Armed Forces

NHS England

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