Data & Information


Veterans Service Providers Forum

This forum is set up in order to share good practice and delivery issues with the Scottish Veterans Care Network from the viewpoints of the third sector organisations and charities that support Veterans health and wellbeing. This forum will include consortium representation from the Health and Wellbeing Pillar members of Veterans Scotland, with views and … Continued

Veterans Experience Forum

Bringing together Veterans with lived experience. This forum has been created in order to: Ensure that the needs of the veterans community is at the centre of decision making within the Network Reduce barriers to veterans accessing mental health services, including measures to address issues of stigma, seeking help. This will include veterans with different … Continued

Health & Social Care Forum

This will bring together clinicians with a specialist interest in Veterans from across Scotland to discuss interventions and issues. This forum will also serve to: open up conversations between clinicians with a specialist interest in veterans, and serve as a place to share best practice and discuss complex cases. Governance HOW WE WORK Our structure … Continued

Health & Wellbeing

The SVCN Health and Wellbeing facet working group focuses on the delivery of the health and wellbeing aspects of the SVCN workstreams for veterans, to enable the SVCN to achieve its vision and mission statement. The SVCN Health and Wellbeing Working Group Objectives are as follows:   A mapping of stakeholders/specialist veterans’ health and care services … Continued

National Frameworks & Pathways

This facet will aim to improve care pathways as well as implement recommendations from the Mental Health Action Plan (to be produced by the Health & Wellbeing facet working group). This group will also aim to reduce barriers to veterans accessing mental health services, including measures to address issues of stigma. Further deliverables include: Mapping … Continued

Education & Workforce

This group will aim to develop an Education Strategy for veterans, taking into account the current issues that they face surrounding this topic and their healthcare. This will enable us to not only upskill veterans in this area, but upskill the workforce that work with them and therefore building their capacity to navigate their healthcare … Continued

Data & Information

This facet working group will aim to collate existing data and intelligence on veterans in Scotland, in order to develop an accurate picture of the healthcare geography of this group of people. The group will also enhance routine data collection and reporting , in order to demonstrate improved health outcomes for veterans. Further deliverables include: … Continued