Veterans’ Healthcare Needs
The RCGP has produced guidance for GPs on how to deal with the healthcare needs of veterans who have served in the Royal Navy, Army and Royal Air Force.
The health needs of veterans can differ significantly to those of other patients. This leaflet is designed to advise GPs on how best to help veterans who may have been affected by their service careers.
Meeting the Healthcare Needs of Veterans contains information on:
- medical records
- priority treatment
- mental health
- post conflict syndromes
- health behaviours
- hospital waiting lists
- financial assistance
- future commissioning
- useful links and contacts
- information on mental health networks
- Meeting the Healthcare Needs of Veterans [PDF]