Graeme Launches New Scheme at Kirriemuir GP
Veterans and Armed Forces families are set to benefit from more tailored healthcare, under a new GP scheme focused on the specific health challenges they may face following military service.
The General Practice Armed Forces and Veterans Recognition Scheme is now open to GP surgeries across Scotland following a successful pilot. In his capacity as the Scottish Government’s Minister for Veterans, Graeme formally launched the scheme on a visit to Kirriemuir Medical Practice – one of the first to sign up.
The scheme provides easy access training materials for GPs to help increase understanding of veterans’ needs and the range of healthcare support that can be provided. The specific issues faced by veterans and Armed Forces families will also be set out in clinical case studies to help improve understanding among GPs.
Thirteen GP practices across Scotland have already signed up, including four in Angus.