We are proud to say that the practice have been given the accreditation of Veteran friendly practice.
What is a Veteran?
A veteran is anyone who has served for at least one day in the Armed Forces, whether as a regular or reservist. It means the same as ‘ex service personnel’ or ‘ex-forces’, although not all veterans know the term or choose to associate with the term ‘veteran’. Younger veterans might refer to themselves as ‘ex-forces’, in the belief that a veteran is someone who fought in the First/Second World War.
Please make us aware if you are a veteran so it can be added to your medical records.
Making yourself known as a Veteran can lead to earlier identification of services related issues and access to treatment. This includes improved access to Psychological Therapies.
Here are some useful links:
Mental health support for veterans, service leavers and reservists – NHS (www.nhs.uk)