NHS England provides healthcare services for families of serving personnel (regular and reserve) who have registered with an NHS GP practice and the families of Veterans. Whilst most Armed Forces families enjoy healthy lives, the unique circumstances of service life can cause pressure for some, and affect an individual’s health and wellbeing. This is in addition to moving home every few years, which can make accessing the NHS difficult.
These factors can affect the lives of Armed Forces families, creating a difficult situation for them. The NHS want to help change this, so Armed Forces families are able to access local NHS services easily in all parts of England. The NHS also wants to ensure that they can get care and support from clinicians and people who understand their health and wellbeing needs. NHS England has launched a questionnaire and the deadline for responding is 30 November 2020.