Health and Social Care

View details of organisations that provide advice about the Health and Social Care care available to Forces personnel.

How to register with a GP practice

To register with a GP you need to choose a surgery you want to register with and make sure it covers your area. You can do this by searching online at www.nhs.uk. You should contact the surgery you want to register with and ask if they will take you on.

Veterans

Veterans are issued with Form FMED133 at their discharge medical. This should be given to the new GP practice so they can obtain details of your previous medical history.

How to register with a dentist

You can also go to www.nhs.uk to find a dentist. Simply look for services near you, select 'dentist' and enter your postcode

Pharmacies

Your local pharmacy can provide confidential expert advice and medical treatment for a range of common illnesses.

NHS 111

If you need medical advice quickly, dial 111 to speak to an advisor. They can help you to decide what medical help you need, where to get medical help and transfer you to the service you need. Calls to 111 are free even from mobiles. The service is available 24 hours a day 365 days a year.

Walk In Centres

Walk in and Urgent Care Centres offer treatment for minor injuries and illnesses. Attend one of these centres if you require medical treatment which does not need a visit to A & E. The two centres in Wolverhampton are Phoenix Walk in Centre, Parkfields Road. Wolverhampton. WV4 6ED. and the Urgent Care Centre based at New Cross Hospital.

A & E and 999

Accident and Emergency Departments should only be used in a critical or life-threatening situation. If you dial 999 a response vehicle will be sent to your location. Wolverhampton's A & E Department is located at New Cross Hospital.

cassioburycourt.com

Cassiobury Court offers free help and advice for veterans who suffer with addiction and mental health problems.

combatstress.org.uk

Combat stress is a mental health charity set  up for Veterans. It delivers a unique range of specialist treatment and welfare support.

army.mod.uk

The MOD Army provides information on casualty care, mental healthcare and family healthcare.

nff.org.uk

The Navy Families Federation provides details about dental and medical provision for UK based service families.

raf-ff.org.uk

The Royal Air Force Families Federation provides details of dental care, medical care, mental health and lifestyle services and facilities available to service families.

royalnavy.mod.uk

The Royal Navy Community provides details about finding a doctor and dentist when service personnel move to a new area.

veteranshearingsupport.co.uk

In 2015 The Royal British Legion launched The Veterans Hearing Fund to provide compensation to veterans with hearing problems.

cobseo.org.uk/

Cobseo, as the Confederation of Service Charities, provides a single point of contact for interaction with Government, including local government and the Devolved Administrations; with the Royal Household; with the Private Sector; and, of course, with other members of the Armed Forces Community.

nhs.uk/using-the-nhs/military-healthcare

How the NHS can help if you're in military service or a veteran.

wolverhampton.gov.uk

Mental Health Duty Team take referrals for assessments and provide a wide range of services in conjunction with partners to support individuals with Mental Health needs: Safeguarding individuals from harm, abuse or exploitation, Care Needs assessments/Mental Health Assessments, Arranging community care and/or more formal care.

acci.org.uk

Social Enterprise providing help and support to members of the African Caribbean community who are at risk of mental ill health. Support includes: Supported Accommodation, Carers Support Groups, Counselling Services and Housing advice, Welfare Rights, Life Skills

carelink24.org

Provides (at a cost) personal alarms for elderly or vulnerable people – manned with 24hr emergency support

Carer Support Team

Free support for carers of all ages within Wolverhampton. Support includes: Carers Assessments, Benefits Advice, Practical information & Carers training

havenrefuge.org.uk

The Haven Wolverhampton is a charitable organisation which provides both practical and emotional support services to women and children who are affected by domestic abuse and homelessness

recoverynearyou.org.uk

Free confidential service for anyone concerned about their drink/drug usage. Advice and Support, One to one sessions, Vaccinations and blood testing, Needle exchange, Help with reducing/stoppping drug/alcohol usage and treatment programmes, Works alongside other agencies such as NHS, probation and lcoal employers to provide support around employability, housing and education.

nationaldahelpline.org.uk

Helping to support victims of domestic abuse. Including advice on options, rights and accessing refuge accommodation