East Lancashire GPs pledge to back military

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GPs in East Lancashire have pledged support for serving and retired military personnel and their families.

The East Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group has signed up to the Burnley Armed Forces Community Covenant.

It is a pledge of support designed to meet and improve the health needs of the Armed Forces community living in East Lancashire.

Dr Di Van Ruitenbeek said: “This is a voluntary statement of mutual support between the civilian community – including the health service - and its local Armed Forces Community.

“There is a long standing history of military personnel recruited from East Lancashire to serve in the armed forces.

“We can be justly proud of their contributions in making the world a safer and more secure place.

“There are an estimated 24,000 serving or retired military personnel in East Lancs and it is this sizeable community whose health and wellbeing we are seeking to support.

“Locally our health services, including GPs and specialists, are working hard to meet the specific health needs of armed forces personnel: retired or serving.

“However East Lancashire CCG recognises that we need to do much more to meet the needs of this important community.

“ To this end we have agreed to allocate an additional £100,000 to develop local health services and support for retired and serving military personnel.

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10:54am Mon 17 Dec 12

mavrick says...

Why are the military being treated different than civilian people? Where is the additional funding being taken from? Are the government/ MOD contributing to the cause? I don't believe the MOD are doing anywhere near enough to help their personnel at any level. I have read recently that an army doctor oversaw the torture and death of a innocent civilian, Just think these medics are then allowed to practice in civvy street. Whilst I fully support our troops I do not care much for the help they receive when the army is finished with them. Before they leave the forces all their medical help and treatments should be complete. All this help in the community is hogwash.
Why are the military being treated different than civilian people? Where is the additional funding being taken from? Are the government/ MOD contributing to the cause? I don't believe the MOD are doing anywhere near enough to help their personnel at any level. I have read recently that an army doctor oversaw the torture and death of a innocent civilian, Just think these medics are then allowed to practice in civvy street. Whilst I fully support our troops I do not care much for the help they receive when the army is finished with them. Before they leave the forces all their medical help and treatments should be complete. All this help in the community is hogwash. mavrick
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11:13am Mon 17 Dec 12

RupertsReason says...

mavrick wrote:
Why are the military being treated different than civilian people? Where is the additional funding being taken from? Are the government/ MOD contributing to the cause? I don't believe the MOD are doing anywhere near enough to help their personnel at any level. I have read recently that an army doctor oversaw the torture and death of a innocent civilian, Just think these medics are then allowed to practice in civvy street. Whilst I fully support our troops I do not care much for the help they receive when the army is finished with them. Before they leave the forces all their medical help and treatments should be complete. All this help in the community is hogwash.
You should substitute the mav in your name with a p!

There's nothing like labelling everyone the same as wrong doers. Does that mean all civilians are theives, rapists, burglars and shop lifters.

Sleep well and enjoy free speech!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]mavrick[/bold] wrote: Why are the military being treated different than civilian people? Where is the additional funding being taken from? Are the government/ MOD contributing to the cause? I don't believe the MOD are doing anywhere near enough to help their personnel at any level. I have read recently that an army doctor oversaw the torture and death of a innocent civilian, Just think these medics are then allowed to practice in civvy street. Whilst I fully support our troops I do not care much for the help they receive when the army is finished with them. Before they leave the forces all their medical help and treatments should be complete. All this help in the community is hogwash.[/p][/quote]You should substitute the mav in your name with a p! There's nothing like labelling everyone the same as wrong doers. Does that mean all civilians are theives, rapists, burglars and shop lifters. Sleep well and enjoy free speech!!!!!! RupertsReason
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3:35pm Mon 17 Dec 12

2 for 5p says...

Wait a minute the NHS is soposed to treat people equally , any otter. Group of people getting preferential treatment and there would be a uproar.
I pay the same rates of tax as the forces lot so I expect exactly the same treatment.
If they have issues because of military service then that is for the MOD to rectify not the local community. For goodness sake our resources are stretched enough without this being pulled upon us.
Wait a minute the NHS is soposed to treat people equally , any otter. Group of people getting preferential treatment and there would be a uproar. I pay the same rates of tax as the forces lot so I expect exactly the same treatment. If they have issues because of military service then that is for the MOD to rectify not the local community. For goodness sake our resources are stretched enough without this being pulled upon us. 2 for 5p
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9:37pm Mon 17 Dec 12

Good call says...

“We can be justly proud of their contributions in making the world a safer and more secure place.
How did bombing the **** out of Iraq make the world "a safer and more secure place", how about Afghanistan, where opium production has gone up, finally the Drone wars in Pakistan where 80% of those killed have been innocents, has that made life safer for any of us?
“We can be justly proud of their contributions in making the world a safer and more secure place. How did bombing the **** out of Iraq make the world "a safer and more secure place", how about Afghanistan, where opium production has gone up, finally the Drone wars in Pakistan where 80% of those killed have been innocents, has that made life safer for any of us? Good call
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