Armed Forces veteran friendly accredited GP practice

We, at South King Street Medical Centre are proud to be an accredited Veteran Friendly GP Practice and to support our veteran community.

As a Veteran Friendly GP Practice we:

  • Have a clinical lead for veteran health , who is supported by the whole Practice to improve veteran health services.
  • Ask patients ‘Have you served in the Armed Forces?’ to help identify veteran patients
  • Support veteran patients to access dedicated health services
  • Undertake regular training and development to meet the health commitments of the Armed Forces Covenant and better understand the needs of veteran patients

If you are a veteran patient, please let us know that you have served so that we can make sure that we understand your health needs and ensure you are getting the best possible care.

Healthcare for the armed forces community

How the NHS can help if you’re in the British armed forces, a veteran or a family member of someone who is serving or who has served.

How armed forces healthcare works

Serving personnel: NHS hospital care

Serving personnel: mental health services

Serving personnel: rehabilitation services

Service families: welfare and support

Veterans: priority NHS treatment

Veterans: NHS mental health services

Veterans: health FAQs

Veterans: NHS services for those with physical injuries

Local Support in the Community

Armed Forces & Veterans Breakfast Clubs

Official Armed Forces & Veteran’s Breakfast club. For all veterans and serving Armed Forces personnel to meet face to face in a relaxed, social environment.

AFC Fylde Armed Forces Projects

AFC Fylde Community Foundation’s armed forces projects are ran by Lee Geraghty, who spent over 20 years in the British Army, and the projects aim to help current and ex-service personnel and their families. 

Blackpool FC Community Trust

Supported through funding from the Armed Forces Covenant Fund and Veterans’ Foundation, Blackpool FC Community Trust are proud to host a range of armed forces programmes within the Community. This includes serving personnel, families, veterans and families of veterans.