We are delighted to announce that Lupset Health Centre has signed up to become ‘veteran friendly’ under a new national scheme to improve medical care and treatment for former members of the armed services and this scheme has been backed by NHS England and the Royal College of GPs.
Practices can qualify for veteran friendly status by offering extra support for ex-military personnel who may face additional challenges when they return to civilian life.
The scheme, called the Military Veteran Aware Accreditation, has now been adopted by NHS England and the Royal College of GPs as a nationwide initiative so that family doctors can better identify and treat veterans, ensuring they get access to dedicated care where appropriate.
If you are an Armed Forces Veteran and you wish to register this fact with the Practice please tell one of our staff the next time you are in contact with us. We can note this on your clinical record.
We will adhere to the Armed Forces Covenant, which is the nation’s promise to ensure that those who serve or who have served in the armed forces, and their families, are treated fairly. More information about the covenant please click here.