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Armed Forces veteran friendly GP Practice
Posted on 26 Apr 2021
Burton Latimer Medical Centre has been accredited as an Armed Forces veteran friendly GP Practice.
Being accredited means that we can
- Better identify and treat veterans
- Refer them, where appropriate, to dedicated NHS services (such as the Veterans' Mental Health Transition, Intervention and Liaison service (TILS), the Veterans' Mental Health Complex Treatment Service (CTS) and the Veterans Trauma Network)
- Capture better epidemiological data to improve future health provision.
It also means that the NHS is better able to meet the health commitments of the Armed Forces Covenant, whereby the Armed Forces community, including veterans, should face no disadvantage in accessing health services and should receive priority care for military attributable conditions, subject to clinical need.