Armed Forces Veteran Friendly GP Practice

We’re officially accredited as a Veteran Friendly GP Practice

Being accredited by the Royal College of General Practitioners means we can better identify veterans and collect data we can use to improve future health provision. It also means that the NHS is better able to meet the health commitments of the Armed Forces Covenant, which says the Armed Forces community, including veterans, should face no disadvantage in accessing health services. Understanding the needs of our veterans will help us identify their healthcare needs better.

Non-urgent advice: If you are an armed forces veteran please let us know!

A veteran is someone who has served in the British Armed Forces (Regular or Reserve) for at least one day. Veterans also include any member of the Merchant Marine who has served in a war zone. This includes crew from convoys in World War 2 and more recently in the Falklands conflict and Gulf Wars.

By telling us that you’re a veteran, we can make sure that you get the care you need.

Fill in our Armed Forces Veteran Questionnaire to let us know that you are a veteran.

Access the Lancashire Armed Forces Covenant Hub for support and networking opportunities:

The Veteran’s Gateway offers information, advice and support for veterans and their families:

Armed forces veteran friendly accredited GP practice

Page last reviewed: August 24th, 2022
Next review due: February 18th, 2023