Military Veterans

The UK government launched the Armed Forces Covenant with the principle that the Armed Forces community as a whole should not be disadvantaged because of its military experience. The key principles of the covenant have been enshrined in law in the Armed Forces Act.

All ex-service personnel are entitled to priority access to NHS hospital care for any condition related to their service, subject to the clinical need of others. Identifying people on the patient list who are ex-service personnel can help with prioritisation and signposting for access to wider health services. Please help us to help you. If you are ex-Military Service then please let us know.

Our Practice Armed Forces Champions are Dr Karthik Gellia,GP and Felicity Tait, Practice Manager.

Our Armed Forces Champions will offer advice and support and will be able to signpost our Military community to the services they may require.

Please let the Practice know if you have served in the Armed Forces as a Regular, Reservist or Adult Volunteer Cadet. We have a pack that you can collect from our Reception.

The Practice works with Sunderland Clinical Commissioning Group Armed Forces Leads and  Veterans in Crisis Sunderland to ensure those who have served or currently serving in the Military have access to information across the City on services and support that is available.

Below are links to further information which may be of benefit to you, your family and friends.

  • Information for the care of serving personnel – View website