The Veterans’ Trauma Network

The Veterans Trauma Network (VTN) is an NHS service that provides specialist care and treatment to veterans who have physical health problems as a result of their time in the armed forces. The VTN is available in England and Wales.

The VTN can support you by providing personalised treatment, within the NHS, through clinicians who understand the military environment and specialise in the type of physical health problems you have, helping families and carers of veterans with physical health problems access appropriate support services

The VTN is a collection of 12 NHS Veteran Trauma Centres and four specialist units, each with military and civilian medical experts who will be able to help you with your physical service-related health problems.

They will work with you to develop the best clinical plan for your needs. You will also be put in touch with a veteran support worker who will guide you through your health pathway and signpost to the specialised support available for veterans and their families.

Referrals can be made via your GP at england.veteranstraumanetwork@nhs.net

Veterans Gateway: 0808 802 1212 https://www.veteransgateway.org.uk/

Royal British Legion: 0808 802 8080 https://www.britishlegion.org.uk/

Help for Heroes: 0300 303 9888 https://www.helpforheroes.org.uk/

Combat Stress: https://combatstress.org.uk/

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