The Armed Forces Covenant
for UK Armed Forces, Veterans, and their Families
Does it apply to you?
If you are a member of the armed forces, a veteran, or a family member, the Armed Forces Covenant offers a wide variety of support to ensure you are being treated fairly. If you are an business, or a community organisation, you can find out how to show your support. This site will help direct you to the most relevant information regarding policies, services and projects that you can benefit from. Visit Armed Forces Covenant guidance and support for information on the breadth of the covenant and the support it provides.
Who is involved?
The covenant supports serving personnel, service leavers, veterans, and their families. And is fulfilled by the different groups that have committed to making a difference. These include: Central government Single services (Royal Navy, British Army, Royal Air Force) Businesses of all sizes Local government Charities Communities Cadet forces and their adult volunteers
What is being done?
The covenant focusses on helping members of the armed forces community have the same access to government and commercial services and products as any other citizen. This support is provided in a number of areas including: education and family well-being having a home starting a new career access to healthcare financial assistance discounted services Further information about support services available to both serving personnel and their families , and veterans and their families are provided on GOV.UK. Find information about working, jobs and pensions for members of the armed forces and their families . For more information about the background of of the Armed Forces Covenant go to the covenant policy .
NHS ( UK ) GP Referral Codes for Veterans in The UK
There hasn't been much advice about NHS G.P Codes that identify Veterans. It seems that most GP Surgerys were not even aware of the Codes. Veterans need to be coded on the NHS system so they can apparently be identified, and then may benefit from the Armed Forces Covenant if they need a referral to a Specialist.
Please approach your GP Practice Manager at your GP surgery and ensure they are aware of the Codes and have you coded as necessary.
There are two types of codes and I have placed them below for you to copy & Print out for your GP.
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