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Veterans' health and wellbeing: are we getting it right?

Published: 30 Aug 2017

Scottish Veterans Commissioner outlines impressions on the extent to which current services meet veterans' health needs.

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Veterans' health and wellbeing: are we getting it right?
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Footnotes

1 Transition in Scotland, 2015 : http://www.gov.scot/About/public-bodies/veterans-commissioner/Publications/TransitioninScotlandReport

2 http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Health/Policy/Quality-Strategy

3 http://www.gov.scot/Resource/0051/00516047.pdf

4 A poll carried out by Lord Ashcroft in 2016 found that 9 out 10 members of the UK public expressed a view that "some kind of physical, emotional or mental health problem" must be common amongst veterans as a result of their time in the military. This was in direct contrast with serving personnel who felt that ill health was overestimated by the public. See http://www.veteranstransition.co.uk/vtrfollowupreport2_november2016.pdf

5 Bergman, Beverly P. (2015) The Scottish veterans health study: a retrospective cohort study of 57,000 military veterans and 173,000 matched non-veterans, PhD thesis, URL: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/7144/ (last accessed 08/06/17).


Contact

Email: James Newman, james.newman@gov.scot

Phone: 0300 244 4000 – Central Enquiry Unit

The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House
Regent Road
Edinburgh
EH1 3DG