Support to our Armed Forces Veterans

  • Polden Medical Practice maintains a Veterans’ register for all of our serving and former serving patients.  If you are a Forces veteran then please make sure that your records reflect that fact. 
  • The Practice is a Bronze Award holder of the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme which encourages employers to support defence and inspire others to do the same to support serving military, Reservists and their spouses/ partners. 
  • The Practice is also a signatory of the Armed Forces Covenant.  The Armed Forces Covenant is a promise by the nation ensuring that those who serve or who have served in the armed forces, and their families, are treated fairly. 

Further information on the NHs’ support to Armed Forces veterans is on the NHS’ Armed Forces webpage: Healthcare for the armed forces community – NHS (