Veterans NHS Wales

As veterans you are entitled to priority access to NHS hospital care for any condition, as long as it's related to your service. When leaving or having left the armed forces, you will have been given a summary of your medical records, which you will need to give to your new NHS GP. 

As Veterans, we encourage you to tell your new GP about your veteran status in order to benefit from priority treatment if needed. 

The primary aim of Veterans’ NHS Wales is to improve the mental health and wellbeing of veterans with a service related mental health problem.The secondary aim is to achieve this through the development of sustainable, accessible and effective services that meet the needs of veterans with mental health and wellbeing difficulties who live in Wales.


Any veteran living in Wales who has served at least one day with the British Military as either a regular service member or as a reservist who has a service related psychological injury.


Veterans (Self referral) and Professionals )who work with veterans) who live in Wales are able to refer directly to their individual local health board by completing the on-line submission form on the Veterans NHS wensite.

Veterans and Professionals wishing to self-refer by paper copy should complete this Referral Form and post to their relevant Local Health Board.