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General Practitioners: Veterans

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 104461, tabled on 6 December 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department takes steps to monitor the service veteran-friendly General Practices provide to veterans.

Answered on

12 December 2022

As of November 2022, the Royal College of General Practitioners had accredited 1,781 practices as veteran friendly and approximately 800 Primary Care Networks have at least one veteran aware general practitioner practice in the area. While the impact of the ‘veteran friendly’ programme is not routinely monitored, an evaluation by the University of Chester, published May 2022, found that 84% of accredited practices reported a better understanding of veterans’ needs.

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