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Veterans

Home/veteransLast Updated : 08/11/2020 13:50

Please make the surgery aware if you are a Veteran. Our Practice Manager is one, and we would like to ensure you receive all the support available.

Our duty to the Armed Forces community

The NHS has a duty to deliver on a number of health commitments in relation to the Armed Forces community (service personnel (regular and reserves), their families and veterans), which are set out in the Armed Forces Covenant and the NHS Constitution.

The Armed Forces Covenant

  • The Armed Forces community should enjoy the same standard of, and access to healthcare as that received by any other UK citizen in the area they live.
  • Family members should retain their place on any NHS waiting list, if moved around the UK due to the service person being posted.
  • Veterans should receive priority treatment for a condition which relates to their service, subject to clinical need.
  • Those injured in service should be cared for in a way that reflects the nation's moral obligation to them, by healthcare professionals who understand the Armed Forces culture.

Visit the Armed Forces Covenant for more information. https://www.armedforcescovenant.gov.uk.
This is recognised in the NHS Constitution which states 'the NHS will ensure that in line with the Armed Forces Covenant, those in the Armed Forces, reservists, their families and veterans are not disadvantaged in accessing health services in the area they reside'.


Surgery Opening Hours

Monday 08:30-18:00
Tuesday 07:30-18:00 *
Wednesday 08:30-18:00
Thursday 07:30-18:00 *
Friday 08:30-18:00
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Our phone lines are open 08:00-18:00 Monday to Friday

* Please note pre-booked appointments only between
07:30 and 08:30.
Walk-in starts at 08:30