Armed forces support

We recognise the value and service of our large armed forces community in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.

We are committed to meeting the requirements set out in the armed forces covenant, which is part of the NHS constitution. It states that the armed forces community should enjoy the same standard of, and access to, health care as that received by any other UK citizen in the area they live. Veterans should receive priority treatment where it relates to a condition that results for their service I the armed forces, subject to clinical need.

Here are details about some services designed for veterans:

  • Op Courage provides a broad range of specialist mental health and wellbeing care for service leavers, reservists, veterans and their families. You can self-refer to your local service or ask a healthcare professional, family member, friend or charity to do this for you.
  • Op NOVA, delivered by Care after Combat, provides one to one non clinical support to veterans who are at risk of being arrested or already have been, are due to leave prison or have been released from prison.  Veterans accessing the service have access to a range of practical and emotional help, along with being supported by an expert case worker.
  • Veterans Prosthetics Panel (VPP) provides funding on a named veteran basis to NHS Disablement Service Centres (DSC) to ensure that veterans who have service attributable limb loss can access high quality prosthetics regardless of which DSC they attend.
  • Integrated Personal Commissioning for Veterans provides a personalised care approach for serving personnel who have complex and enduring, service attributable physical, neurological and mental health conditions. It provides a framework for effectively planning and delivering personalised care to support an improved discharge planning process from the military. This means that all organisations involved in supporting the individual are brought together at an earlier point in the care pathway, ensuring the appropriate arrangements are in place as they transition to civilian life.

Find more information about healthcare for the armed forces community.