Fountain Medical Centre is an accredited Veteran Friendly GP Practice

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Delivering the best possible care and treatment for patients who have served in the Armed forces. We are proud to have become an Armed Forces Veteran Friendly practice. If you have served in the Armed Forces, if even for one day, there are additional NHS services available to you.

As a Veteran Friendly GP Practice, we:

  • Have a clinical lead for veteran health.
  • Ask patients ‘Have you served?’ to identify veteran patients.
  • Support veteran patients to access dedicated health services.
  • Undertake specialist training to meet the health commitments of the Armed Forces Covenant.

We are aware that sometimes veterans find it difficult to access services on the NHS, but as veteran friendly practice we understand some of the specific health needs veterans have. So, if you are a veteran and there is something you would like to talk about with a GP, please come and see us.

For some NHS services veterans have priority access on the NHS. We can help you accessing these services.

Let a member of staff know if you, or you spouse/partner have ever served in the UK armed forces so that we can best support your care needs.

The Veteran Friendly Practices accreditation scheme is run by the Royal college of General Practitioners in partnership with NHS England and NHS Improvement.

You can find out further information and support by visiting the: Veterans’ healthcare toolkit: Veteran friendly GP practice accreditation (

There are charities and organisations that provide support to veterans and their families, some of these are:

More can be found in the COBSEO directory