Armed Forces Day – 25th June 2022

We, at The Orchard Medical Centre are proud to be an accredited Veteran Friendly GP Practice and to support our veteran community this Armed Forces Day.

As a Veteran Friendly GP Practice we:

  • Have a clinical lead for veteran health [insert name], who is supported by the whole Practice to improve veteran health services.
  • Ask patients ‘Have you served in the Armed Forces?’ 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 or Click here to register www.orchardmedicalcentre.co.uk/practice-information/have-you-served-in-armed-forces-service/

More than 1,400 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.