As members of the Hertfordshire Armed Forces Covenant Board, promoted locally as Hertfordshire Heroes, we are launching a survey to better understand the healthcare needs and priorities of veterans in Hertfordshire.
The Board brings together business, military organisations, charities, the NHS and local authorities in a shared commitment, part of which is to ensure that no veteran faces a disadvantage when accessing public services.
Although it is not a garrisoned county, ONS data estimates that there are 36,000 veterans living in Hertfordshire. However, as in other parts of the country, there is relatively little data on specific issues or priorities of the Armed Forces community.
Finding out more about veterans and their experience is vital for our work to ensure the Armed Forces community face no disadvantage in accessing services.
The Veteran Healthcare Access survey, which is funded by Hertfordshire Public Health and conducted by Healthwatch Hertfordshire, will be available on the Healthwatch Hertfordshire website until the 27th of September 2020.
If you are someone who has served in the Armed Forces and is accessing health services in Hertfordshire, we would like to hear from you. Please share your views and experiences by following this link: www.hertfordshireheroes.org/veteranhealthsurvey
If you would like more information about this project, or would like to request the survey in a different format, please contact Annabel on 01707 275978 or firstname.lastname@example.org