Veteran Friendly Practice

The staff at St Stephens Gate are always keen to support the needs of all our patients, especially those with extra vulnerabilities.

We help with refugees, asylum seekers, the homeless and vulnerable. We are also proud of work with Veterans.

Many former armed service personnel have issue related to mental trauma as well as possible physical injuries.

Adjusting to life outside of the services is hard, as shown by the higher proportion of veterans among the homeless.

We pledge to keep veterans’ needs in our care planning at all times.

As part of this we promise to:

  • Ask patients registering with the surgery if they have ever served in the British Armed Forces.
  • Make sure this is known to all staff using the GP clinical system
  • Have a clinical lead on veterans in the surgery.
  • Keep up to date with the latest training, knowledge and thinking