Rolling out the VCHA programme to the independent sector

The Veterans Covenant Healthcare Alliance (VCHA) is set to help the independent health sector and hospices become Veteran Aware.

The programme has received clear direction from the Government through the Veterans Strategy Action Plan 2022 – 2024 to widen scope and to pilot the accreditation of both the Independent Sector and Hospices.   

The VCHA works to drive up standards in the care and support of veterans, reservists and their families.  Now it is partnering with the Independent Healthcare Providers Network (IHPN) for an event to help widen knowledge about its work.

The event will be held on 13 September from 4pm to 5pm over MSTeams.  Further details will be emailed a couple of days before the event.

The Veteran Aware model encourages providers to identify those patients who currently work, or who have worked in the military, as well as service families, to ensure they are not disadvantaged in the care they receive and where possible, that they receive personalised care and improve patient outcomes.

Our ambition is to accredit all NHS providers in England as Veteran Aware by March 2023. We continue to guide and support our trusts to achieve accreditation. Accreditation involves providers sharing good practice and linking with local services for the armed forces community.

For more details click on our Eventbrite page.