MP for Gordon Constituency Richard Thomson has welcomed the announcement that veterans and the families of those in the armed forces are to receive more tailored healthcare under a new scheme for GPs.
The General Practice Armed Forces and Veterans Recognition Scheme is now open to GP surgeries across Scotland, including in the North-east, following a successful pilot. It includes easy access to training materials setting out the specific issues these individuals face in clinical case to aid understanding of specific needs and the range of healthcare support that can be provided.
This will better enable healthcare providers to focus on the specific health challenges they may face following military service.
Commenting, Richard Thomson MP said:
“I very much welcome this scheme, which will see more tailored, local support delivered to veterans and armed forces families across the North-east.
“The SNP Scottish Government is taking meaningful action to support those who have served our country and continue to do so, along with their families, and this scheme will go a long way to addressing the specific challenges that these individuals face.
“I would encourage GPs who have not already done so to sign up so that more individuals and their families can benefit from this scheme.”
More information about the General Practice Armed Forces and Veterans Recognition Scheme can be found here.