Improving health and wellbeing support for armed forces families in England

Date exercise ended - Monday, November 30, 2020

The NHS in England provides healthcare services for families of serving personnel (regular and reserve) who have registered with an NHS GP practice and the families of veterans. 
Whilst most armed forces families enjoy healthy lives, the unique circumstances of military life can cause pressure for some, and affect an individual’s health and wellbeing. This is in addition to moving home every few years, which can make accessing the NHS difficult. 

These factors can affect the lives of armed forces families, creating a difficult situation for them. NHS England want to help change this, so armed forces families are able to access local NHS services easily in all parts of England. This is also to ensure that they can get care and support from clinicians and people who understand their health and wellbeing needs. 

This questionnaire is an opportunity for people and organisations to share their views on how we can do this. 

How to get involved

Residents are asked to share your thoughts, experiences and ideas by filling in this questionnaire, which covers NHS services in England only.

Anyone can share their views, however, responses are particularly welcome from armed forces families (regular, reserve and veteran families), people who are serving in or who have served in the British armed forces and organisations working with or supporting the armed forces community. Responses will be treated in confidence and help to improve the care and support offered to armed forces families in England. 

For more information, see the engagement document.

Download an easy read version of the engagement document.

Download a copy the Nepalese version of the engagement document and questionnaire.

These documents include information on why the survey is taking place and how to share your views.  

The deadline to respond is Monday 30 November.