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Veterans

We’re excited to announce that we are officially accredited as an Armed Forces Veteran Friendly GP Practice!

What does this mean?

This means that, as part of the health commitments of the Armed Forces Covenant, we have a dedicated Clinician who has a specialist knowledge of military related health conditions and veteran specific health services. This is important in helping ex-forces personnel to get the best care and treatment.

What is a veteran?

A veteran is someone who has served in the British Armed Forces (Regular or Reserve) for at least one day. Veterans also include any member of the Merchant Marine who has services in a war zone.

What does this mean for me?

When servicemen and women leave the armed forces, their healthcare is the responsibility of the NHS. All veterans are entitled to priority access to NHS care for any condition as long as it's related to their service, regardless of whether or not they receive a war pension. Veterans are encouraged to tell their GP about their veteran status in order to benefit from priority treatment if appropriate. Health related issues for veterans can manifest in a number of ways.

Click here to download the veterans form to inform Brook Lane Surgery you are a veteran (PDF, 150KB)

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