After the launch of the Veterans Trauma Network, NHS England has just published an associated blog by Shehan Hettiaratchy, Clinical Lead for the network:
NHS England has recently launched the Veterans Trauma Network, the first such initiative to help deliver comprehensive medical care to veterans. The clinical lead for the network, explains how it came about and what it will do.
We are all aware that recent conflicts have generated some severely injured young men and women.
These veterans will need ongoing care for rest of their lives and, until recently, the NHS did not have a joined up way of doing this. The newly launched Veterans Trauma Network (VTN) is intended to meet this challenge.
The VTN is based around the NHS Major Trauma Network that was set up in 2012 to provide better management of civilian trauma.