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Improving health outcomes for the Armed Forces community

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The Mid Yorkshire Teaching NHS Trust is urging patients who are members of the Armed Forces community to let us know when they attend for treatment.

Members of the Armed Forces community, including serving personnel, regulars, reserves, veterans, and their families can have specific health and wellbeing needs.

Telling us you are from a service family means it can be recorded in your medical record, ensuring you are able to access specific veterans’ health services, such as those for mental health, hearing loss and limb amputation.

Jason Eyre, Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon and Veterans Clinical Champion at the Trust, is also a member of the Royal Army Medical Corps. He said: “We have a large military population across our district, and as a Trust we are committed to reducing health inequalities and providing the best possible care to serving personnel, veterans, and their families.

“Knowing a patient is a member of the Armed Forces community means that not only can we be better placed to treat them, but we can also signpost them to other appropriate services that may be beneficial for them.”


The Trust is proud to have Veteran Aware status from the Veterans Covenant Healthcare Alliance (VC HA) for the support offered to members of the Armed Forces community in the workforce and to its patients.

Through the Armed Forces Covenant the Trust has also made pledges to all military personnel, including veterans, regarding access to services.

To find out more about our offer to veterans visit: 

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