NHS England has launched a survey to find out people’s views and experiences of veterans’ mental and physical health services. The information gathered will be used to help inform the development and provision of these services in the future.
As part of this exercise, they would particularly like to hear about people’s views and experiences of Op COURAGE: The Veterans Mental Health and Wellbeing Service, as well as the Veterans Trauma Network (VTN), which is for Service related physical health conditions.
Op COURAGE: The Veterans’ Mental Health and Wellbeing Service is the collective name for the:
- Veterans’ Mental Health Transition, Intervention and Liaison Service (TILS)
- Veterans’ Mental Health Complex Treatment Service (CTS)
- Veterans’ Mental Health High-Intensity Service (HIS).
Current contracts for the three services within Op COURAGE will end in March 2023, and so the NHS needs to make arrangements for new service contracts from April 2023. As with the current service model, it is proposed that Op COURAGE will continue to be delivered in partnership with a range of organisations from across the NHS, Armed Forces charities and wider charitable sector to ensure the provision of high-quality holistic care and treatment.