What is a veteran?
According to the Royal College of General Practitioners (RGCP), a veteran is an individual who has served in the Armed Forces for at least one day, whether as a regular or reservist. It means the same as ‘ex service personnel’ or ‘ex-forces’, although not all veterans know the term or choose to associate with the term ‘veteran’.
Younger individuals may refer to themselves as ‘ex-forces’, in the belief that a veteran is someone who fought in the First/ Second World War.
Kingsbury Court Surgery is committed to supporting our veterans. We are pleased to be a fully accredited Veteran Friendly Practice. This means that as part of the health commitments of the Armed Forces Covenant, we have a dedicated clinician, Dr Abdullah Khan, who has knowledge of military related health conditions as well as veteran health services. This is integral in helping ex-forces to get the best care and treatment.
If you are ex-forces, please let the practice know to ensure you are receiving the highest standards of quality care.
Top Tips for Veterans
Please see the 5 Top Tips for Veterans poster for more information.