We, at Carlisle Healthcare, are proud to be an accredited Veteran Friendly GP Practice and to support our veteran community this Armed Forces Day.
As a Veteran Friendly GP Practice we:
- Have a clinical lead for veteran health, who is supported by the whole Practice to improve veteran health services.
- Ask patients 'Have you served in the Armed Forces?' to help identify veteran patients
- Support veteran patients to access dedicated health services via https://www.veteransgateway.org.uk/
- Undertake regular training and development to meet the health commitments of the Armed Forces Covenant and better understand the needs of veteran patients
If you are a veteran patient, please let us know that you have served so that we can update your records to make sure that we better understand your health needs.
For information, advice and support for veterans and their familes please visit the Veterans Gateway https://www.veteransgateway.org.uk/
More than 1,400 practices are now veteran friendly accredited and a University of Chester study revealed that 99% of accredited practices would recommend the accreditation. To find out more about the Veteran Friendly Practices accreditation scheme, visit www.rcgp.org.uk/veterans
The Veterans Friendly Practices accreditation scheme is now run by the Royal College of General Practitioners in partnership wth NHS England.
Published: Jun 8, 2023
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