Documentation to support you in your role
The following is taken from national elearning and the wording could be added to your referrals:
Ex service personnel
“As this patient is a military veteran and his (or her) current condition may be related to military services, this referral should be considered for priority treatment under the rules set out in the Commissioning Board Mandate, NHS constitution and Armed Forces Covenant”
“As this patient is a current Reservist and his (or her) current condition is affecting his/her capacity to undertake military service, this referral should be considered for priority treatment under the rules set out in the Commissioning Board mandate, NHS constitution and Armed Forces Covenant”
“As this patient is the spouse/child of currently serving military personnel his(or her) current condition should be considered for priority treatment under the rules set out in the Commissioning Board Mandate, NHS Constitution and Armed Forces Covenant. Due to moving of the family they should not be disadvantaged.”
Each Service Champion with the Armed Forces Network has been given a hard copy of a Resource Folder.
The Resource Folder contains all the national and local information relating to reports and services for the Armed Forces community The contents from that have now been uploaded to the website and you can now access the same resources online for both the National and Network wide and the Sussex Specific Information.
The Network has produced promotional resources which can be used by GP practices on their patient information systems. This has been prepared for you to download as either a Powerpoint show (PPSX) or as a Windows Media Video (WMV).
GP Practice Accreditation
The Royal College of General Practitioners in conjunction with NHS England and NHS Improvement are working to accredit GP practices as "veteran friendly". In support of this the Network has produced a short video to help encourage sign up to this important initiative.
More information about this scheme can be viewed via the RCGP website.