Want to Start Your Own Business? By Ren Kapur

Ren Kapur, Founder and Chief Executive of X-Forces, shares her top tips. There are pros and cons to starting your own business, here is what you should consider.
– Being your own boss: you are in control of what you do, when and how.
– Follow your passions: you are free to create a business around your interests. You can explore completely new areas or create a career based on your military experiences.
– Uncapped income: you are no longer constrained by salary brackets, and can reap the financial rewards of growing a successful business.

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NHS armed forces health – top tips for GPs

When a patient registers with your surgery, ask if they have served in the armed forces and Read code them as ‘Military veteran’ on your computer system. There are also Read codes for ‘Member of Military Family’.

Consider whether a patient who attends with a health problem, especially mental health, might be a veteran (or family member) and ask them if they have served in the armed forces or if they are the family member of a service person.

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Top Tips for the Military Veteran – How to get the most from your GP

It is unlikely that your military health records will completely be in your NHS GP’s records. Tell your GP that you are military veteran.

The Armed Forces Covenant gives military veterans additional rights, but it is not for all health care. The main thing is that the condition needs to have been caused or occurred whilst you were serving. For example Mr Smith developed skin cancer as a consequence of serving overseas for many years – this would be included in this definition. However if Mr Smith required a gall bladder operation, it would be unlikely to be due to military service and he would be treated as a normal NHS patient. If the condition is thought to be due to your time in service, tell your doctor as you may be entitled to a shorter hospital waiting list.

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