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Long term plan to create ‘national heroes service’ for veterans

 

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Long term plan to create ‘national heroes service’ for veterans

Thousands more veterans who struggle with civilian life will benefit from new and expanded NHS services, including mental health support, as part of the NHS long term plan.

A new dedicated crisis service will provide intensive support to scores of the most vulnerable former services personnel battling alcohol, drugs and mental health problems.

The NHS will expand the new transition, intervention and liaison service and roll out veteran-friendly GP surgeries and hospitals as part of efforts to make sure those who have served their country get specialist help they deserve in every part of the health service.