Veteran Friendly Practice Information

Court Thorn Surgery is an accredited Veteran Friendly GP Practice. We are proud to support our Armed Forces community.

As a Veteran Friendly GP Practice we:

  • Have a clinical lead for veteran health : Dr Maria O’Hare
  • Ask patients ‘Have you served?’ to identify veteran patients
  • Support veteran patients to access dedicated health services
  • Undertake specialist training to meet the health commitments of the Armed Forces Covenant.

If you are a veteran patient, please let us know that you have served so that we can make sure that we understand your health needs. Nearly 1,100 practices as now Veteran Friendly accredited. To find out more about the Veteran Friendly Practice accreditations scheme, visit

The Veteran Friendly Practices accreditation scheme is run by the Royal College of General Practitioners in partnership with NHS England and NHS Improvements.