Veterans’ encouraged to identify as a veteran with your local GP

Veterans’ Minister, Johnny Mercer and Health Secretary, Steve Barclay want you to identify as a veteran with your local GP.

That way you can quickly access specialist NHS England healthcare pathways and support from service charities.

These pathways include Op COURAGE and Op RESTORE which offer dedicated mental and physical health for Ex-Forces.

So far 740 referrals have already been made to Op RESTORE  and many more could benefit from this multi-disciplinary service.

Op RESTORE  supports veterans in England who have served in, or are leaving, the UK Armed Forces.

To find out more about the pathway, Ministers recently met with the team, plus veterans, at St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, North London.

The veterans had ongoing physical health injuries and related medical problems attributed to their time in the armed forces.

And it was clear that an understanding of military backgrounds helps multi-disciplinary teams to restore the physical health and wellbeing of veterans.

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