Veteran Friendly GP Practice Accreditation

New veteran friendly accredited practice podcast series

The RCGP have released two podcasts for GPs and primary health care professionals, to raise awareness of the issues facing service families and the impact this can have on their health, wellbeing and access to NHS primary care services. Listen to the new podcasts and please share with your networks:

• General practice and the care of families of serving personnel - part 1 
• General practice and the care of families of serving personnel – part 2

Nineteen practices in Northamptonshire have achieved their accreditation, thank you and congratulations.  If you would like to receive information on how your practice can be accredited, please contact Pat Haslam.


Veterans Health Awareness/RCGP Veteran Friendly Practice Accreditation for GPs


Event Overview

When:  Wednesday 15 September 2021 | 19:30 - 21:00 | Online


Asking the question “Have you ever served in the in military?” is critical to improving healthcare for our veteran population. There are an estimated 2.4 million veterans in the UK, many have complex needs. There are Veteran-specific services tailored towards this potentially vulnerable patient group and veterans may be entitled to priority treatment for conditions related to military service. Many GPs do not know which of their patients are veterans or how many are registered at their practice.

The South West Faculties are delighted to be putting on this Veterans' Health Awareness webinar where you will gain insight into the veteran community including some of the common physical, mental and psychosocial problems affecting veterans. You will understand the Armed Forces Covenant and what this means in Primary Care. Improve your awareness of where and how to sign-post to veterans' services and how to join 1,000 practices in England already signed-up to the RCGP veteran accreditation programme.

The RCGP is working with NHS England to accredit GP practices as 'veteran friendly'. This programme enables practices to deliver the best possible care and treatment for patients who have served in the armed forces. Please show your support to promote the veteran accreditation programme particularly to practices within your locality who are not already signed up. 

Further information and online application form can be found at 

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Last updated: 03/09/2021