Veteran Friendly Practice

Are you a veteran? Please let us know! 

We are pleased to have been recognised as an Armed Forces Veteran friendly accredited GP practice.

This means we have a dedicated clinician who has a specialist  knowledge of service related health conditions and Veteran specific health services.

We are also able to refer patients to dedicated health services for the Armed Forces Community, as detailed below.

Veterans’ Mental Health Transition, Intervention and Liaison Service (VMH TILS)

This service seeks to provide increased access and treatment to appropriate and timely mental health services, from recognising the early signs of mental health problems and providing access to early interventions, to providing therapeutic treatment for complex mental health difficulties and psychological trauma. Patients are also provided with help, where appropriate, with employment, reduction in alcohol consumption, and housing and social support.  Patients are able to self-refer or request referral via a health care professional or service charity.  For more information click here.

Veterans’ Trauma Network

This network provides specialist care to veterans with service-specific trauma injuries.  Located in ten major trauma centres across England, the network is linked with NHS Veterans’ mental health services and a number of military charities to provide a complete package of care by top military and civilian trauma experts.  Referrals are made via a GP.

Hearing Loss and Tinnitus Services

If a patient has acquired hearing loss and / or tinnitus relating to their time in service, additional support can be funded through the Royal British Legion Veterans’ Hearing Fund.  To access the service, a patient can be referred to their local NHS audiology department via a health care professional.

Mobility Equipment Support

The Royal British Legion has a Veterans’ Mobility Fund, which provides specialist wheelchairs, orthotic equipment and other mobility related items for veterans who have a service related serious physical injury and whose needs cannot be met through statutory services.  Eligibility for the fund requires the contribution to be attributable to service and typically applicants will be in receipt of a War Pension or relevant award under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme. To find out more, click here