Veteran Friendly Practice

As a ‘veteran friendly’ accredited practice we aim to deliver the best possible care and treatment for patients who have served in the armed forces. We are working to identify our veteran patients so if you have ever served in the military, please inform reception.

We aim to make sure veterans and their families are not disadvantaged in accessing services as set out in the Armed Forces Covenant.

We can refer to specialist services for veterans including mental health support during the transition and in the case of issues occurring years later. We can also signpost to a number of organisations and charities for ongoing support.

Check the links below.

Top tips for veterans

Patient charter: Our commitment to you as a veteran of the UK Armed Forces

Armed forces network single point of contact

The Armed Forces Network for Sussex and Kent and Medway has launched a single point of contact, afn.admin@nhs.net and 01273 403693, to support people, family members and carers of the armed forces community who are serving or have served. The service, which is available Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm, can provide advice, guidance and support on how to use the NHS, advise on veteran-friendly GP practices in the local area, signpost to social prescribing support and more.
https://sussexarmedforcesnetwork.nhs.uk

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