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Scottish Government's Armed Forces Veterans Guide For Healthcare Providers

Scottish Government's Armed Forces Veterans Guide For Healthcare Providers

Thursday, July 19, 2012

ISBN: 9781780459615

The leaflet focuses on what questions to ask patients to establish veteran status, the condition and illnesses that veterans typically contract following service and points to the privileges that veterans can access from the NHS in Scotland.

Executive Summary

An informative resource initiative providing concise, factual information to clinicians in support of the healthcare needs of the Armed Focres veterans community in Scotland.

Who qualifies as a veteran, how long and where they may have served while in the Armed Forces, how many veterans are resident in Scotland and what to ask in identifying that status.

Veterans common health consequences and quality of care expectations are all listed in the leaflet along with a section on 'How do I...' where a series of signposts are made aavailable to clinicians enabling them to gain further specific information and support depending on the issuing being addressed.