Health and Wellbeing Progress – Recommendation 3

Leadership and governance

The Armed Forces and Veterans Health Joint Group should refresh its membership and remit in order to provide the vital strategic leadership that will deliver the Scottish Approach to Veterans’ Health.

2019 SVC evaluation of status:

Implemented, but work should continue

2019 update provided by the Scottish Government:

The Armed Forces Personnel & Veterans Health Joint Group (AFPVH JG) brings together NHS Champions, representatives of the serving community, veterans organisations, Scottish Government officials and other stakeholders. Refreshing the structure, role and remit of the Joint Group has been a priority, as it is central to delivering a number of recommendations. In December 2018, DG Health and Social Care and Chief Executive of the NHS approved a new structure for the Joint Group, which consists of a Strategic Oversight Group and an Implementation Group. The Strategic Oversight Group will meet for the first time on 16 May 2019 and the Implementation Group’s inaugural meeting will be on 10 June 2019.

2020 SVC evaluation of status:

Fully implemented

2020 update provided by the Scottish Government:

Work has continued throughout 2020 and recommendation has now been assessed as fully met.


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