Westfield Walk Surgery is an accredited Veteran Friendly GP Practice. We are proud to support our Armed Forces Community.
As a Veteran Friendly GP practice we:
- Have a clinical lead for veteran health, Martin Fulloway, himself a veteran.
- Ask patients “Have you served in the forces?” to identify veteran patients
- Support veteran patients to access dedicated health services
- Undertake specialist training to meet the health commitments of the Armed Forces Covenant.
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. A veteran is anyone who has served for 1 day in any branch of the armed forces regular or reserve. Serving members and their dependants can also contact us for health related enquiries.
Nearly 1,100 practices are now Veteran Friendly accredited. To find out more about the Veteran Friendly Practices accreditation scheme, visit rcgp.org.uk/veterans
The Veteran Friendly Practices accreditation scheme is run by the Royal College of General Practitioners in partnership with NHS England and NHS Improvement.
Veterans' Gateway is for any ex-service personnel and their families looking for advice or support, 24 hours a day. It is the first point of contact to a network of military and non-military partner organisation's to help veterans and their families find exactly what information, advice and support they need, when they need it - across key areas from physical and mental health to employability, housing, finances, personal relationships and more. For more information, visit the Veterans' Gateway website or call 0808 802 1212.
Herefordshire Veterans Support Centre
Located in West Street Hereford, this center caters for serving armed forces members and veterans, and can provide help and support or a variety of issues, ranging from practical help and advice, mental health support and a meeting space to support those looking to develop their business. Sean Gane, center manager can be contacted at email@example.com or call 01432 260656 Herefordshire Veteran Support Centre - Support for the Armed Forces (herefordshire-vsc.org)