Armed forces: Patients and families

The Veterans Covenant Healthcare Alliance (VCHA) is the overarching body driving the implementation of good practice that will improve the care for the UK Armed Forces community.

The Armed Forces Covenant forms part of these standards.

The two key aims of this work are to ensure that: 

  • The armed forces community do not not face disadvantage compared to other citizens in the areas where they live in the provision of public and commercial services
  • Special consideration is appropriate in some cases, especially for those who have given most, such as the injured and the bereaved

As an organisation, we aim to be accredited as a 'Veteran Aware' organisation demonstrating our commitment to support both our staff, patients and their families. 

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