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Military Veterans


Priority NHS care for veterans

All veterans are entitled to priority access to NHS hospital care for any condition, as long as it's related to their service. Veterans are encouraged to tell their GP about their veteran status in order to benefit from priority treatment. 

Letting us know you are a military veteran

You can let us know you are a military veteran at your next consultation with the GP or nurse. We will record this in your patient notes so we can let the hospital know if you need a referral. New patients can let us know by filling in the appropriate box on the new patient questionnaire.

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust

GMMH provide mental health services for military veterans in Cheshire and Merseyside. The service support veterans by delivering specialist high quality care with a focus on improving psychological wellbeing, increasing social networks and long- term recovery.

GMMH work in partnership with Britain’s leading mental health charity, Combat Stress to deliver this service, ensuring effective clinical treatment and welfare support to veterans who suffer from ongoing psychological issues, resulting from their time as a serving Armed Forces member.

GMMH and Combat Stress have a long working relationship and together provide highly skilled staff with the right expertise to work effectively with military veterans, who are experiencing psychological related problems as a result of their military service, these include depression, anxiety, substance misuse, trauma, adjustment disorders and problems relating to personality disorder.

In addition to the clinical services, GMMH provide the necessary links to support veterans and their families with housing, financial and social needs.

Military Veterans can be referred to the service via their GP, healthcare profession, third party organisation, family member or carer.

Self referrals can be made by contacting the service using the below details:

Telephone: 01519 080019

Email: military.veterans@gmw.nhs.uk

Website (online self referral form): https://www.gmmh.nhs.uk/military-veterans-services

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