Military Veterans – Priority NHS Care
The UK Government has pledged to support Military Veterans, Ex-Forces with priority NHS care.
Who is defined as a veteran? ‘A veteran is someone who has served in the armed forces for at least one day in the regular or reservist forces’.
There are around 4.5m veterans in the UK. 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 hospital 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.
If you are a Military Veteran, please let reception your GP or nurse know so we can update your medical records.
The Royal British Legion - Independent Living Service
Please see the attached leaflet which explains more about The Royal British legions Independent Living Service
Veteran Support Network Peer Mentor Service
Are you a veteran? Do you have a few minutes to complete a short survey about the need for setting up a veteran peer mentor service in Northamptonshire? If so please see the attached document.
Northampton Borough Council Armed Forces Convenant
The Community Covenant has been set up to encourage the local community to support serving and former members of the armed Forces and to increase the understanding of the issues that face members of the armed forces community.
At the same time, the armed forces are encouraged to support the community and promote activities that help to integrate them into civilian life.
The Community Covenant says that we will mark and remember the past sacrifices made on our behalf and encourage activities that integrate the armed forces into community life and to involve them in the wider community.
A group consisting of the armed forces, the council, housing, the voluntary and community sector and the civilian community meet on a quarterly basis to ensure that the actions in the plan are being implemented.
For more information please see the following websites:
Combat Stress: Helpline: 0800 138 1619
Royal British Legion: Northampton: Legionline: 0808 8028080 or Health & Welfare: Linda Flecknell, Telephone: 01844 246961
Veterans Gateway: Website: https://www.veteransgateway.org.uk/ or Telephone: 0808 802 1212
Posters & Leaflets
Personalised health and care web pages: