Positive Futures – Health and Wellbeing – Recommendation 2

Those transitioning from the military and planning to settle in Scotland experience an efficient and timely handover from Defence Medical Services to NHS Scotland healthcare, with primary healthcare systems afforded early access to their full health records.
Scottish Government Committed Actions
Scottish Government Progress Update
SVC 2022
1Continue to press MOD and UKG colleagues for the effective roll out of Project Cortisone in Scotland as soon as possible.The Scottish Government does not have influence over Project Cortisone although we do continue to engage UKG on the project and understand that Leuchars Medical Centre is earmarked to be a pioneer site for the next element within the project.
2Through our work within the General Practice Recognition Scheme and the Fife pilot project, establish processes and provide information on good practice regarding veterans’ health records held in primary healthcare systems.We are identifying practices to participate in the pilot element of the GP Armed Forces and Veterans Recognition scheme. Training is also being developed which highlights best practice for General Practice such as ensuring that new patients are asked to identify their veteran status and encouraging veterans to self-identify so that full medical records can be sought.

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