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Effective working across acute and primary care health systems – Royal College of General Practitioners and NHS England Veterans Trauma Network workshop and forum

The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP), Veterans Trauma Network (VTN) and NHS England and NHS Improvement are holding a specialist workshop and forum in London for clinicians on 5 June 2019 from 10:30 to 16:00. The event is of particular interest to GPs and hospital colleagues to interact and have clinical conversations regarding the care of the military community and Veterans.

The event will consider the key related aspects of physical injury and associated mental health issues for Veterans with differing and complex injuries attributable to their service who need specialist advice, treatment and support, and look at how they affect the individual and their family.

The forum will reflect the importance of the relationship between patient, GP and specialists across the VTN and NHS pathway. The role of the GP as the ‘glue’ in the system, supporting patients and families, is crucial: the event will present the RCGP Veteran friendly GP practice accreditation scheme, an important development in GP training and support.

Workshop/forum objectives

  • To explore the role of GPs in supporting veterans and their families
  • To make GPs more aware of the needs of their patients who are armed forces veterans, and of the referral pathways to specialists such as the Veterans Trauma Network and the NHS
  • Veterans’ Mental Health Transition, Intervention and Liaison (TIL) Service
  • To explore how to link physical and mental health, especially if involving chronic pain
  • To launch the national roll out of the veteran friendly accreditation scheme for GPs
  • Chance for Veterans and professionals to interact professionally and informally and learn from one-another and allow key support teams and organisations to hear, learn and develop pathways.

The workshop will be a chance for veterans and professionals to interact professionally and informally, and learn from one-another.

To register for this event please click here.

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