Veteran Friendly Practice


The Hadleigh Practice is an accredited veteran friendly GP practice. We are proud to support our armed forces community.

As a veteran friendly practice we:

  • Have a clinical lead for veteran health, Dr Watkins
  • Ask patients ‘have you served?’ 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 we understand your health needs.

We have a military-friendly factsheet available for patients. To request a copy please contact us and when prompted please select the ‘other’ option and specify ‘veteran factsheet’. We can then email or post you a copy.

Nearly 1,100 practices are now veteran friendly accredited. To find out more about the veteran friendly practices accreditation scheme visit the Royal College of General Practitioners website.

The veteran friendly practices accreditation scheme is run by the Royal College of General Practitioners in partnership with NHS England and NHS Improvement.

The NHS have a webpage with information and help for veterans, it is called OpCOURAGE and you can learn more about this by visiting the Mental health support for veterans, service leavers and reservists page on the NHS Website.

rbli lifeworks

Lifeworks is a programme developed to help ex-servicemen and women back into employment.