Here at Havelock Grange Practice we have been accredited by the Royal College of General Practitioners as a 'Veteran Friendly' Practice.

The RCGP is working alongside NHS England to accredit practices as ‘Veteran Friendly’. This is a process where practices are required to meet specified criteria and provide evidence that they are supportive of veterans’ healthcare.

To receive accreditation our practice is required to:

  1. Ask patients registering with a surgery if they have ever served in the British Armed Forces.
  2. Code it on the GP computer system, using the term ‘Military Veteran’.
  3. Have a clinical lead for veterans in the surgery. This should be a registered healthcare professional but could be a nurse or paramedic instead of a GP.
  4. Eligible practices should normally have a CQC ‘good’ rating or higher.

Please see below a link which provides information on how the NHS can help the armed forces community 

The Veterans Gateway can provide advice and support for veterans and their families.  For further information please see here 

Details of the Armed Forces Associations in Hartlepool are outlined below in the link below: 

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