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NHS: Ex-servicemen

Volume 505: debated on Wednesday 3 February 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many veterans received priority treatment on the NHS in 2009. (313426)

Priority access to national health service secondary care for conditions likely to be related to service (subject to the clinical needs of all patients), previously only available to war pensioners, was extended to all veterans (someone who has served at least one day in the United Kingdom armed forces) from 1 January 2008. Data on the number of veterans receiving priority treatment are not collected centrally.