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Military Veterans

At Harborne Medical, we recognise that military personnel put themselves in harm’s way in the service of their country. We strive to ensure that they experience no disadvantage in accessing timely, comprehensive and effective healthcare.

All veterans are entitled to priority access to NHS care for conditions associated with their military service. However, this does not allow you to jump ahead of someone with a higher clinical need. Please let us know if you are a veteran so that we can keep this information on your records.

Combat Stress

Combat Stress offers a range of mental health treatment and support services to veterans. Please phone 0800 138 1619, text 07537 404 719 or email combat.stress@rethink.org

Big White Wall

A charity providing safe, anonymous, round-the-clock online support, with trained counsellors available at all times. There’s a supportive community and lots of resources that all armed forces personnel, veterans and their families can use at any time. See their website.

There are also many general services available for mental health support.

Veterans Trauma Network

The Veterans Trauma Network provides care and treatment to those who have been injured during their time in the armed forces. Veterans accessing this service will be cared for by military and civilian clinicians who understand the nature and context of the injuries. The service can be contacted on england.veteranstraumanetwork@nhs.net. Please let us know if you need a GP referral.

Style for Soldiers

This organisation provides veterans with well fitting clothing to wear for interviews and formal occasions to help with confidence and morale. See their website.

Blind Veterans

Blind Veterans UK helps ex-Service men and women of every generation rebuild their lives after sight loss. They provide support from isolation and help with tasks such as going to the shops or even pick up a phone to speak to a friendly voice. For those who can’t see, it often leads to losing your self-belief, and – even worse – your sense of belonging.

NHS prosthetic services for veterans

For more information about prosthetic services available, please contact bsoprosthetics@blesma.org or call 020 8548 7080.

Help for Heroes

The Help for Heroes charity provides direct practical support to wounded, injured and sick service personnel and veterans, and their families.

SSAFA

This organisation provides comprehensive support for veterans and their families. Please see their website for more details.

For more information about NHS services for military personnel, please see this link