Military Veterans

Are you a Military Veteran (Ex- Armed Forces)?

Brackley Medical Centre is an accredited Veteran Friendly GP practice.  We are proud to support our Armed Forces community.

As a Veteran Friendly GP Pratice we have a clinical lead for veteran health, Dr Tina Beardsworth.

If you are a veteran patient, please let us know that you have served so that we can make sure that we understand your health needs.

The Veteran Friendly Practices accreditation scheme is run by the Royal College of General Practitioners in partnership with NHS England and NHS Improvements.  To find out more about Veteran Friendly Practices accreditation scheme, visit  

Veteran patient charter.pdf

Click on the link below for our accreditation certificate:

Accreditation Certificate.pdf

Vet Friendly

Military Veterans – Priority NHS Care

The UK Government has pledged to support Military Veterans, Ex-Forces with priority NHS care.

Who is defined as a veteran? ‘A veteran is someone who has served in the armed forces for at least one day in the regular or reservist forces’.

There are around 4.5m veterans in the UK. When servicemen and women leave the armed forces, their healthcare is the responsibility of the NHS. All veterans are entitled to priority access to NHS hospital care for any condition as long as it's related to their service, regardless of whether or not they receive a war pension. Veterans are encouraged to tell their GP about their veteran status in order to benefit from priority treatment if appropriate. Health related issues for veterans can manifest in a number of ways.

If you are a Military Veteran, please let reception your GP or nurse know so we can update your medical records.

The Royal British Legion - Independent Living Service

Please see the attached leaflet which explains more about The Royal British legions Independent Living Service

RBL - Independent Living Service.pdf

Veteran Support Network Peer Mentor Service

Are you a veteran?  Do you have a few minutes to complete a short survey about the need for setting up a veteran peer mentor service in Northamptonshire?  If so please see the attached document.

Veteran Peer Mentor Service Survey.pdf

Northampton Borough Council Armed Forces Convenant

The Community Covenant has been set up to encourage the local community to support serving and former members of the armed Forces and to increase the understanding of the issues that face members of the armed forces community.

At the same time, the armed forces are encouraged to support the community and promote activities that help to integrate them into civilian life.

The Community Covenant says that we will mark and remember the past sacrifices made on our behalf and encourage activities that integrate the armed forces into community life and to involve them in the wider community.

A group consisting of the armed forces, the council, housing, the voluntary and community sector and the civilian community meet on a quarterly basis to ensure that the actions in the plan are being implemented.

For more information please see the following websites:



Email:     or     Telephone:  03444 889 629  


Helpline:  0800 138 1619


Email:     or     Telephone:  01604 621038


Legionline:  0808 8028080     or     Health & Welfare: Linda Flecknell,  Telephone: 01844 246961


Email:     or     Telephone: 01604 603899


Website:     or     Telephone: 0808 802 1212