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dc.contributor.authorBacon, Andrew; email: andy.bacon@nhs.net
dc.contributor.authorMartin, E
dc.contributor.authorSwarbrick, R
dc.contributor.authorTreadgold, A
dc.date.accessioned2021-04-03T00:40:44Z
dc.date.available2021-04-03T00:40:44Z
dc.date.issued2021-03-19
dc.date.submitted2020-12-04
dc.identifierpubmed: 33741717
dc.identifierpii: bmjmilitary-2020-001739
dc.identifierdoi: 10.1136/bmjmilitary-2020-001739
dc.identifier.citationBMJ military health
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/624430
dc.descriptionFrom PubMed via Jisc Publications Router
dc.descriptionHistory: received 2020-12-04, revised 2021-02-19, accepted 2021-02-22
dc.descriptionPublication status: aheadofprint
dc.description.abstractArmed Forces veterans (AFVs) are first and foremost citizens of the UK and are therefore-like all UK residents-entitled to universal healthcare, free at the point of need. This means that AFVs have nearly all their healthcare needs met by the NHS, which provides access to a full range of generic services. However, since 2013 there has been an Armed Forces team that can also support veterans. This review is an assessment of the work of this group over the last eight years. The health needs of AFVs have been investigated and are not significantly different from those of their demographically matched peers. However, due to their demographics, selection at recruitment and their roles, AFVs compared with the general population are more likely to be male, white and old and have fewer pre-existing or hereditary conditions. However, they do suffer from higher rates of musculoskeletal injury, different patterns of mental health illness and have historically been higher users-and abusers-of alcohol and tobacco. In addition to supporting mainstream services used by AFVs, the NHS in England commissions a bespoke range-specific NHS services such as those for mental health or for rehabilitation of veterans using prostheses. New interventions are continuing to be developed to improve AFVs' healthcare and are aligned to the NHS Long Term Plan and the restoration and recovery plans after the COVID-19 pandemic. [Abstract copyright: © Author(s) (or their employer(s)) 2021. No commercial re-use. See rights and permissions. Published by BMJ.]
dc.languageeng
dc.sourceeissn: 2633-3775
dc.subjecthealth policy
dc.subjecthealth services administration & management
dc.subjectmental health
dc.subjectoccupational & industrial medicine
dc.subjectorganisation of health services
dc.titleNational Health Service interventions in England to improve care to Armed Forces veterans.
dc.typearticle
dc.date.updated2021-04-03T00:40:44Z
dc.date.accepted2021-02-22


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