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
The Armed Forces community should enjoy the same standard of, and access to healthcare as that received by any other UK citizen in the area they live.
Family members should retain their place on any NHS waiting list, if moved around the UK due to the service person being posted.
Veterans should receive priority treatment for a condition which relates to their service, subject to clinical need.
Those injured in service should be cared for in a way that reflects the nation's moral obligation to them, by healthcare professionals who understand the Armed Forces culture.
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.
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.
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.
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/
Diabetes Support Group
We are a group of Health Professionals who work with people living with Diabetes. We are keen to explore any issues you face and offer advice and support.
Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed or isolated? Or would you welcome an opportunity to talk to others over a cup of tea or coffee? Well, this might be the place for you!
Please click on this link to find out why we no longer prescribe these.
Want to book appointments, order repeat medications, see test results or view your medical record online, but you’re not sure how?
The NHS app is the answer and you can sign up for it yourself, or if you would like some help there are drop-in clinics with Digital Inclusion Officers. Please click on this link to find out more details.