Armed Forces Veterans Practice

Budleigh Salterton Medical Centre is a Veteran Friendly Practice.  Our lead  veteran GP is Dr Brian Taylor.

It is important to us that we meet your needs and follow the Armed Forces Covenant.  The covenant is a promise from the nation that those who serve or have served in the armed forces, and their families, are treated fairly and it establishes how they should expect to be treated.

Please let the surgery know if you are a Veteran.

NHS Op COURAGE: The Veterans Mental Health and Wellbeing Service

If you or someone you know is struggling with their mental health or wellbeing, expert help is available from Op COURAGE: The Veterans Mental Health and Wellbeing Service.

It does not matter if you’re due to leave the Armed Forces, just left the Armed Forces or left many years ago. Op COURAGE are here to help and understand the courage it takes to speak to someone.


Veterans Gateway

The Veterans Gateway provides a single point of contact for veterans seeking advice and support.

There is a huge network of organisations supporting the Armed Forces community, so finding the right one for your needs can be tricky.  The Veterans Gateway makes it quick and easy by being your first point of contact for whatever support you need, whether you are based in the UK or abroad.

Many of their team are veterans themselves so they understand the issues that people face after leaving the Armed Forces.  They work with people on a one-to-one basis, connecting them with the right support as soon as possible.  Their contact number is 0808 802 1212.


RMA - The Royal Marines Charity

Once a Marine, Always a Marine. The Royal Marines Charity offering help to serving Marines and Veterans.



The Devon Branch of SSAFA, who provide lifelong support to those who are serving or have served in the British Armed Forces.  Their contact number is 0800 731 4880.


Royal British Legion

The Royal British Legion are locally based and can be contacted on 0808 802 8080.


Big White Wall

Big White Wall is a free online mental health resource.


Mental Health

A service supporting veterans who are concerned about their mental health. 


Physical Injuries

The Veterans Trauma Network provides care and treatment to those who have been injured during their time in the armed forces.