Veterans – Current Events in Afghanistan
We are conscious that some patients registered at Farnham Medical Centre may be affected by current events in Afghanistan. Farnham Medical Centre is accredited by the Royal College of General Practitioners as one which specialises in the care of military veterans and their families. If recent events have affected you and you wish to seek help, please come forward.
Veteran Friendly Surgery
What is a veteran? – A ‘veteran’ whether on active duty , discharged or reservist, is someone who, at one point in their life, wrote a blank cheque made payable to ‘Queen and Country’ for an amout ‘Up to and including their Life’. A former member of HM Armed Forces (HMAF), or a merchant navy seafarer or a fisherman who served in support of HMAF.
Farnham Medical Centre is an Armed Forces Veteran friendly accredited surgery. All veterans registered here at our surgery will receive and have access to approproate healthcare as per the military covenant. We commit to honour the Armed Forces Coveant and Support the Armed Forces Community. We recognise the value Serving Personnel, both regular and Reservists, Veterans and military families contribute to our business and our country.
The Military Covenant states, ‘Veterans should receive priority treatment where it relates to a condition which results from their service in the Armed Forces, subject to clinical need.’
We are keen to support all Veterans and signpost to other services you may find useful too.