08 October 2020

The NHS in England provides healthcare services for families of serving personnel (regular and reserve) who have registered with an NHS GP practice and the families of Veterans.

Whilst most Armed Forces families enjoy healthy lives, the unique circumstances of military life can cause pressure for some, and affect an individual's health and wellbeing. This is in addition to moving home every few years, which can make accessing the NHS difficult.

These factors can affect the lives of Armed Forces families, creating a difficult situation for them. The NHS want to help change this, so Armed Forces families are able to access local NHS services easily in all parts of England. The NHS also want to ensure that they can get care and support from clinicians and people who understand their health and wellbeing needs.

This questionnaire is an opportunity for people and organisations to share their views on how the NHS can do this.

Anyone can share their views, however, the NHS are particularly keen to hear from Armed Forces families (regular, reserve and Veteran families), people who are serving in or who have served in the British Armed Forces and organisations working with or supporting the Armed Forces community.

Responses will be treated in confidence and will help the NHS to improve the care and support it offers to the Armed Forces community in England. The questionnaire can be accessed on the NHS website and the deadline for responding is 30 November 2020.

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