Continuing with our series of articles to help Veterans get the best from the NHS, this month we are focusing on the Armed Forces Covenant and dedicated health services for those who have Served.
- On leaving the Military, register with an NHS GP as soon as you can – don’t leave it until you urgently need to see a doctor or nurse. In England, a good way to find out what NHS services are in your local area, is to visit the NHS England website at https://www.england.nhs.uk/contact-us/how-can-we-help/. To find a GP practice, visit NHS Choices at https://www.nhs.uk/NHSEngland/AboutNHSservices/doctors/Pages/NHSGPs.aspx
The Soldiers Charity exist to provide a lifetime of support to soldiers, veterans and their immediate families.
They support up to 100 front line charities and specialist organisations – such as SSAFA, Combat Stress, Royal Star & Garter and the NSPCC – to deliver help on our behalf. They also make direct grants to some 5,000 individuals, ranging in age from 6 months to 105 years old.
This is Tommy
Tommy is an innocent victim of resettlement
He’s expecting Santa to bring him a new squeaky octopus, a giant bag of chicken num nums and a fluffy cuddle bed….but Father Christmas has lost little Tommy’s address!
Men and women of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines serve their country, often at times of danger.
Established in 1922, the RNBT helps non-commissioned Sailors, Marines and their families (The RNBT Family) throughout their lives.