Being accredited by the Royal College of General Practitioners means we can better identify veterans and help to improve future health provision. It also means that the NHS is better able to meet the health commitments of the Armed Forces Covenant, which says the Armed Forces community, including veterans, should face no disadvantage in accessing health services. Understanding the needs of our veterans will help us identify their healthcare needs better.
The NHS is here to help improve your health and wellbeing and keep you mentally and physically well. It is also here to help you get better when you are ill and, when you cannot fully recover, to stay as well as you can until the end of your life.
Are you an Armed Forces 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 served in a war zone. This includes crew from convoys in World War 2 and more recently in the Falklands conflict and Gulf Wars.
By telling us that you’re a veteran, we can make sure that you get the care you need.
Fill in our Armed Forces Veteran Questionnaire to let us know that you are a veteran.
Read the patient charter for more info on how our practice can support UK Armed Forces Veterans.
Further Info and Support
Access the Lancashire Armed Forces Covenant Hub for support and networking opportunities
The Veteran’s Gateway offers information, advice and support for veterans and their families