|| Medical & Dental
It is widely understood that for some service families, finding medical and dental facilities can be difficult. Often this is associated with a posting and as such, it can be an inescapable part of Service life. The NHS have internet sites that can help solve such problems. In particular, we have a link to their local health services search facility which supplies useful data on such things as GP practices and dentists based on postcodes. We have also included a link to NHS Direct which is a very useful source of information and general help for all things medical.
Health Services for the Armed Forces, Their Families & Veterans – Guidance for Strategic Health Authorities
The Department of Health has recently published a paper giving guidance to Strategic Health Authorities (SHA) on ensuring that their Primary Care Trusts (PCT) provide the right service to meet the needs of our Armed Forces, their Families and veterans. The full paper is attached for your information.
Additional Information: Letter to SHA CEs Gateway (pdf format 60KB)
The first NHS Newsletter detailing their support to the Armed Services, their families and Veterans, has now been published.
Additional Information: NHS Newsletter (pdf format 59KB)
New Department of Health Leaflet on 'Meeting the healthcare needs of Armed Forces personnel, their families and veterans'
This leaflet is designed to help regular Armed Forces personnel, their families and veterans to understand how to access the health services they need, and what to do if things go wrong. The leaflet applies to health services in England.
Additional Information: Medical Leaflet (pdf format 918KB)