Townside Surgery

Townside Primary Care Centre, 1 Knowsley Street, Bury, BL9 0SN

It's Monday 11:12 AMWe're open

NHS

Telephone: 0161 762 1600

Fax: 0161 762 1604

Out of Hours: 0161 763 4242

Military Veterans

Military Veterans

In June 1997 the NHS published guidelines relating to the priority treatment of war pensioners, and this was updated in December 2007. From 1st January 2008, all service veterans should receive priority access to NHS care for any condition which is likely to relate to their military service. This is also subject to fair treatment of all other patients based on clinical needs.

The British Government defines a veteran as: “Anyone who has served for at least one day in the Armed Forces (Regular or Reserve), as well as Merchant Navy seafarers and fishermen who have served in a vessel that was operated to facilitate military operations by the Armed Forces.” There are an estimated 40,000 veterans in Norfolk (Healthwatch Norfolk, 2014).

Letting us know you are a military veteran

You can let us know you are a military veteran at your next consultation with the GP or nurse.  We will record this in your patient notes so we can let the hospital know if you need a referral.

New patients can let us know by filling in the appropriate box on the new patient questionnaire.

Join Our Patient Participation Group

Patient Survey

  • We would like you to think about your recent experiences of our service.

Friends and Family Test

  • We would like you to think about your recent experiences of our service.

New Patients Online Pre-registration

Opening Times

  • Monday
    08:00 - 18:30
  • Tuesday
    08:00 - 18:30
  • Wednesday
    08:00 - 18:30
  • Thursday
    08:00 - 18:30
  • Friday
    08:00 - 18:30
  • Saturday
    CLOSED
  • Sunday
    CLOSED