We are an Armed Forces veteran friendly accredited GP practice since January 2021.

Our duty to the Armed Forces community

The NHS has a duty to deliver on a number of health commitments in relation to the Armed Forces community (service personnel (regular and reserves), their families and veterans), which are set out in the Armed Forces Covenant and the NHS Constitution.

The Armed Forces Covenant

Visit the Armed Forces Covenant for more information.

This is recognised in the NHS Constitution, which states 'the NHS will ensure that in line with the Armed Forces Covenant, those in the Armed Forces, reservists, their families and veterans are not disadvantaged in accessing health services in the area they reside'. 

The Patient Charter: click on this link to find out what you can expect from our practice.

Let us know

It should be recorded in your GP records if you have military service yourself or you have someone in your household who is currently serving. If you feel this needs adding to your record please let us know.

5 top tips for veterans click on this link.

Mental health

Armed forces related support (click on each for internet link)

Support for the Armed Forces community including veterans and their families

Op COURAGE provides specialist care and support for Service-leavers, Reservists, Veterans and their families. Their experts understand the Armed Forces and military life and are either from the Armed Forces community or highly experienced in working with Serving personnel, Reservists, Veterans and their families. They will work with you to make sure you get the right type of specialist care, support, and treatment.

The service can be contacted directly for self-referral, by GP referral, a charity or by someone else, such as a family member or friend. Map of services here.

For more information, visit the NHS website at www.nhs.uk/opcourage.

Age UK Forces Friends: Short Term support for isolated and lonely military veterans and their dependents aged 60 and over to help reconnect with social networks and overcome the problems of loneliness.

SSAFA Armed Forces Nottinghamshire: Help & Support to all serving members and former members of all ranks of the Armed Forces

Forces in the Community: Support for Ex-service personnel and their families with transition to civilian life

Veterans Gateway: The first point of contact for veterans seeking support

Veterans UK: Government website

Royal British Legion

ABF The Soldiers’ Charity: the national charity of the British Army, providing a lifetime of support to soldiers, veterans and their families when they are in need.

RFEA: The forces employment charity

The RAF Association

The Citizens Advice Bureau

Forces in Mind Trust: Enabling all ex-Service personnel and their families to transition into successful and fulfilled civilian lives

Project Nova: Supporting veterans who have been arrested or are at risk of arrest.

Other links:

NHS mental health services for veterans

Nottinghamshire veterans service

Help for Heroes - Hidden Wounds

Combat Stress

Togetherall: Commissioned by over 250 organisations globally, we’re an online service providing access to millions with anxiety, depression and other common mental health issues.


CALM - Campaign Against Living Miserably

Contact Armed Forces: Contact is a collaboration of military charities working with the NHS and the MOD

Physical health

Blind Veterans UK

Defence Medical Welfare Society

Help for Heroes

The Battle Back Centre (Royal British Legion)

UK Veterans Hearing Foundation

Veterans Mobility Fund (Royal British Legion)

The Valley Surgery

0115 9430530

Chilwell Meadows Surgery

0115 9462767

Surgery Reception is open Monday - Friday

8:00am to 6.30pm

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The Valley Surgery

81 Bramcote Lane


Nottingham NG9 4ET

0115 9430530

We are now registered as a Park Run Practice.  Information on our local weekly events and how to register can be found on the website below.  We hope to see you there taking part! http://www.parkrun.org.uk/beeston/

Chilwell Meadows Surgery

Ranson Road


Nottingham NG9 6DX

0115 9462767

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Chilwell Valley and Meadows Practice

Military Veterans

Research Site Initiative scheme

Level 4

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