We, at Somercotes Medical Centre are proud to be an accredited Veteran Friendly GP Practice and to support our Armed Forces community.
As a Veteran Friendly GP Practice we:
- Have a clinical lead for veteran health Dr Alexandra Smith, who is supported by the whole Practice to improve veteran health services.
- Ask patients ‘Have you served?’ to help identify veteran patients
- Support veteran patients to access dedicated health services
- Undertake regular training and development to meet the health commitments of the Armed Forces Covenant and better understand the needs of veteran patients
If you are a veteran patient, please let us know that you have served so that we can make sure that we understand your health needs.
More than 1,300 practices are now veteran friendly accredited and a University of Chester study revealed that 99% of accredited practices would recommend the accreditation.
To find out more about the Veteran Friendly Practices accreditation scheme, visit www.rcgp.org.uk/veterans
The Veteran Friendly Practices accreditation scheme is run by the Royal College of General Practitioners in partnership with NHS England and NHS Improvement.