A NEW guide has been launched to provide health information for veterans and the people who support them.

Accessed via the NHS inform website, the guide highlights the help available to those who have served in the armed forces as a regular or a reserve.

Featuring information about veterans’ health rights, it includes guidance on priority treatment for service-related conditions, physical and mental health resources, as well as welfare and financial support.

Brenda Wilson, deputy director of nursing at NHS24, said: “We are committed to ensuring veterans have equality of access to our services. I am grateful to the many veterans and veteran organisations who worked with us to create a resource which will help to remove any existing barriers there are for veterans seeking out the help and support they are entitled to.”

Rebecca Barr, director of the Scottish War Blinded charity, added: “Veterans can often miss out on a wealth of support available to them, either because they are unaware it is available or because they don’t realise they count as a veteran.

“Scottish War Blinded hope this new resource will enable more veterans to access the opportunities we provide.”

To view the guide, search for ‘veterans’ on NHSinform.scot.

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