Please let us know if you or your spouse/partner, have ever served in the UK armed forces so that we can best support your care needs.

Being flagged as a veteran in your NHS medical notes will help ensure you are able to access specific veterans’ health services, such as those for mental health, hearing loss, limb amputation and wheelchairs.All veterans are entitled to priority access to NHS care (including hospital, primary or community care) for conditions associated with their time in the armed forces (service-related). But this is always subject to clinical need and doesn't entitle you to jump the queue ahead of someone with a higher clinical need.

Improving care for veterans across the NHS
Surrey and Borders Partnership is a member of the Veterans Covenant Healthcare Alliance, sharing and driving best practice in NHS care for people who serve or have served in the UK armed forces and their families, in line with the Armed Forces Covenant.

What you can expect from us

  • We support the health commitments of the Armed Forces Covenant.

  • We are committed to ensuring no disadvantage and giving special consideration where appropriate.

  • We have educated and trained all relevant staff to identify and respond to veterans’ needs.

  • We also support the UK armed forces community as an employer.

For more information download this information leaflet or poster.