Halton Borough Council pledges to ensure all parts of the National Health Service (NHS) will offer support to the local Armed Forces community and make it easier for service personnel, ex-service personnel, families and veterans to access services, help and support.
Under the Armed Forces Covenant it is the responsibility of the NHS that the Armed Forces Community should enjoy the same standard of and access to healthcare as that received by any other UK citizen in the area they live.
For family members, primary healthcare may be provided by the Ministry of Defence (MOD), for example when service personnel are posted overseas. They should retain their relative position on any NHS waiting list, if moved around the UK due to the service personnel being posted.
Veterans should receive priority treatment where it relates to a condition resulting from service, subject to clinical need.