What is a Veteran?
A ‘Veteran’ – whether on Active Duty, Discharged, Retired or Reservist, is someone who, at one point in their life, wrote a blank cheque made payable to ‘Queen and Country’ for an amount ‘ Up to and including their Life’. A former member of HM Armed Forces (HMAF), or a Merchant Navy seafarer or a fisherman who served in support of HMAF.
Albert Road Surgery has recently been awarded the Employer Recognition Scheme Silver Award for supporting Military Veterans. Jon Johnson, Major Ret’d QARANC (V) is our Advanced Nurse Practitioner and HM Forces Veterans lead. Part of his role is to ensure that all Veterans registered here at our surgery receive and have access to appropriate healthcare as per The Military Covenant. We commit to honour the Armed Forces Covenant and Support the Armed Forces Community. We recognise the value Serving Personnel, both regular and Reservists, Veterans and military families contribute to our business and our country.
The Military Covenant states ‘Veterans should receive priority treatment where it relates to a condition which results from their service in the Armed Forces, subject to clinical need’.
We are keen to support all Veterans and signpost to other services you may find useful too. Please contact Jon Johnson at the surgery on 0191 300 9659 to see how we can support you.