The Royal College of Nursing has announced that industrial action will take place on Monday 6 and Tuesday 7 February. We'll contact you if your care or your child's care is affected. Ambulance workers are planning strike action on Friday 10 February. Learn more.

A number of transport strikes are due to take place this February. If you or your child has an appointment at one of our hospitals or community centres, please plan ahead and do all you can to attend. If you need to cancel your appointment, please contact your clinical team.

Supporting the armed forces community

Equality, diversity and inclusion

We offer practical support for patients who are veterans or serving in the UK armed forces and their immediate families.

What we offer

We support patients who have links to the armed forces. You can be a:

  • serving member of the forces
  • reservist
  • veteran
  • immediate family member of someone who has served or is serving

We provide:

  • practical support
  • support with getting the right healthcare
  • welfare and wellbeing guidance and links
  • career development opportunities
  • links to other veterans' networks
  • information about upcoming events


For more information about the support we can offer, please email us.

Further information

The Royal British Legion offers lifelong support to serving and ex-serving personnel and their families.

SSAFA, the armed forces charit offers welfare support to people in the armed forces, veterans and their families.

Combat Stress offers mental health support to veterans.

Defence Medical Welfare Service (DMWS supports people in the armed forces and veterans when they're staying in hospital.

You can view a full list of the support available to people in the armed forces and their families on the Confederation of Service Charities website