Armed Forces

Staff at HYLTON MEDICAL GROUP take a proactive approach to identify ex-service personnel in order to ensure they are managed appropriately (including priority access where relevant under the Armed Forces Covenant).

To this support this, we will raise awareness of the issues faced by ex-service personnel with all staff within the practice.

Kelly & Samantha have been nominated as practice champions and will be able to signpost our military community to the services they require.

Please let us know if you have served in the Forces as a regular / reservist or adult volunteer cadet.  We have an information pack you can collect from reception.

The practice works with Sunderland CCG Armed Forces Leads and Veterans in Crisis Sunderland to ensure those who have served or are currently serving in the military have access to information across the city on services and support that is available.

Non-urgent advice: HMG Armed Forces Policy

– Once personnel have been identified offer Information Pack

– Discuss at meetings how best to promote awareness

– Add questions on New patient check template (already on registration forms)

– Ask the question at each contact – start with 21-24 yr old cohort

– Ask ad-hoc at appointments, collecting prescriptions, opportunistically when attending/calling for other

– Add this action sheet to the “desktop info packs” for all admin users to use

Please contact us if you are or have ever served in HM Forces.

Veterans in Crisis have a wealth of information and we have had very positive feedback from those we have referred onto their service.

Please feel free to browse information websites below:

  • The Royal British Legion. View website
  • Phantom limb pain Nikolajsen L and T. S. Jensen Br J Anaesth 2001; 87: 107–116
  • British Limbless Ex-Service Men’s Association. View website
  • British Nuclear Test veterans Association View website
  • UK Armed Forces Families Strategy. View document
  • Information for the care of serving personnel – View website
  • UK Armed Forces Families Strategy. View document