We at Cator Medical Centre are proud to be accredited as Veteran Friendly by the RCGP. Our Clinical Lead is Dr Prema Reddy.
As a practice we have pledged to support our ex-military as best we can. We would like to encourage all our veterans to come forward and identify yourselves, so we can offer you enhanced support.
Knowing that a patient is a veteran will help us to better meet the health commitments of the Armed Forces Covenant, whereby the armed forces community, including veterans, should face no disadvantage in accessing health services and should receive priority care for military attributable conditions, subject to the clinical need of others.
The NHS is able to offer a personalised care approach for those veterans who have a long term physical, mental or neurological health condition or disability.
SSAFA – the Armed Forces charity, formerly known as Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association, is a UK charity that provides lifelong support to serving men and women and veterans from the British Armed Forces and their families or dependents. They give individual help, support and guidance either personally or over the phone.
The Veterans’ Mental Health Transition, Intervention and Liaison (TIL) Service (formerly known as London Veterans’ Service (LVS) is a free NHS mental health service for all ex-serving members of the UK Armed Forces and service personnel who are making the transition to civilian life including reservists. They work with any veterans’ and those transitioning from military to civilian who live in London, Greater London, East and West Sussex, Surrey, Kent and Medway or are registered with a GP in these areas. They work with veterans’ who are experiencing mental health, addiction and general wellbeing issues, based at St. Pancras Hospital.
Veterans Aid support ex-servicemen and women in crisis. They also help with financial issues and enable interventions to support sustainable and independent living. First interventions include the provision of food, new clothing and shelter. Further support involves education, assistance with employment, and help in moving into a new home.
the country’s largest Armed Forces charity, with 180,000 members, 110,000 volunteers and a network of partners and charities; helping us give support wherever and whenever it’s needed.
Life can be tough when a military career comes to an end, especially if it has been cut short by illness or injury. Overnight, people lose not only their job, but also a support network that is like family.
There are many ways we help veterans, their relatives, serving personnel, and people who worked alongside the UK military.