Nuneaton and the surrounding area has a proud and far reaching military heritage and we are proud to be at the heart of this amazing community.

We are therefore committed to ensuring military veterans and military families get the support and guidance when accessing healthcare or seeking a career in healthcare.

If you have served in the military and and require care we encourage you to let us know, this ensures you receive the support necessary . Our patient information system has the facility to record if people have served in the Armed Forces.

What we offer

We support patients who have links to the Armed Forces. You can be a:

  • serving member of the forces
  • reservist
  • veteran
  • immediate family member of someone who has served or is serving

We provide:

  • practical support
  • support with getting the right healthcare
  • welfare and wellbeing guidance and links
  • career development opportunities
  • links to other veterans' networks
  • information about upcoming events

We are proud to have signed the Armed Forces Covenant at George Eliot Hospital.

This is a promise to those who serve or have served in the armed forces, and their families, are treated fairly.

Veterans receive their healthcare from the NHS, and should receive priority treatment where it relates to a condition that results from their service in the Armed Forces, subject to clinical need.  

Click here for guidance on what the Covenant covers in Healthcare.



The Veterans Covenant Healthcare Alliance (VCHA) is a group of NHS providers, including acute, mental health, community, and ambulance trusts that have agreed to model of the best care for, and support to, the Armed Forces community. 

The VCHA is a strategic and continuous quality improvement programme. Its purpose is to:

  • improve understanding of the needs of and the services and initiatives available to the Armed Forces community to improve care underpinned by evidence and data; improving healthcare for the Armed Forces community while raising the standards for everyone accessing care within the NHS
  • build trust and understanding amongst healthcare professionals
  • engender support and action from key stakeholders and partners to support delivery of the commitments of the programme to improve the health and wellbeing of the Armed Forces community
  • support the NHS to meet its statutory duties relating to the involvement of patients and the public and to ensure no disadvantage, or unwarranted variation, in accessing healthcare for the Armed Forces community, as per The Armed Forces Act, 2021.



We are proud to hold the Pride in Veterans Standard, ensuring the whole veteran community feel confident in accessing our services and support, knowing that when they do, they can be assured they will be treated with dignity, respect and understanding.

Learn more here: Pride in Veterans Standard

SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity - SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity is a trusted source of support for serving personnel, veterans and their families in their time of need.

Veterans Contact Point Veterans Contact Point | Veterans Contact Point Website 31 Bentley Road, Nuneaton CV11 5LR·  

024 7634 3793 

Op Courage – video explainer What is Op COURAGE and how can it help? | NHS ( 

Op COURAGE is an NHS mental health specialist service designed to help serving personnel due to leave the military, reservists, armed forces veterans and their families. 

Op COURAGE | The Veterans Mental Health and Wellbeing Service ( 

Op PROSPER | Forces Employment Charity 

Op Restore Veterans, service leavers, and non-mobilised reservists - NHS ( 

Op Fortitude Op FORTITUDE- Riverside Care and Support 

Op NOVA | Forces Employment Charity support for veterans who arein contact with the justice system,enabling them to access the services they need. 

Employment support for ex-Forces job seekers - The Poppy Factory 

Veteran’s Gateway Advice and support for veterans & ex-forces | Veterans' Gateway ( 

The V Word | Women Veterans Community | #WeSeeYou A safe, supportive and empowering home for the women veteran community. 

Veterans Contact Point Veterans Contact Point | Veterans Contact Point Website 31 Bentley Road, Nuneaton CV11 5LR·  

024 7634 3793 

Armed Forces Veterans Breakfast Clubs (AFVBC), By Veterans For Veterans 

UK Military Veterans Charity | Walking With The Wounded | Walking With The Wounded