WINNER: Sunderland Clinical Commissioning Group – Reaching out to our military veterans and their families, reservists and adult volunteer cadets
The CCG made identification of veterans and providing the best care to them a priority. Since 2012 it has raised awareness among GP practices, which now all have a named armed forces champion, with same day contact for veterans in need.
Anyone with a military background is now identified within medical records, veterans who are in a crisis when their practice is closed can get access to appointments through an armed forces lead, and a local incentive scheme has been used to increase the number of veterans registered with a GP.
The CCG has worked with Veterans in Crisis to set up a 24/7 space where homeless veterans can access short term beds.
Getting It Right First Time – The Veterans Covenant Healthcare Alliance
- Armed Forces Networks: Sussex and Kent & Medway (hosted by Hastings & Rother CCG) – Together We ARE Making A Difference
- HQ Edinburgh Garrison, British Army in Scotland – Veterans 1st Point Lothian
- Midlands Partnership Foundation Trust – Providing high quality, cost effective inpatient mental healthcare to serving military personnel
- St. John and Red Cross Defence Medical Welfare Service – Medical Welfare for the Armed Forces Community
- Tameside and Glossop Strategic Commission – Veteran Friendly Approach for Primary Care
- University of Chester: Westminster Centre for Research in Veterans – Supporting health and social care personnel to deliver optimum care to military veterans and their families
- Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh Foundation Trust – Veteran Awareness Initiative
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HSJ Awards 2019: Military and civilian health partnership award