Medical Care for the Armed Forces

The Defence Committee’s of Parilment have set up a forum for serving and ex-personnel to give their views and experiences of service health care.

The following is the intro to the site:

“Welcome to the Defence Committee’s inquiry into Medical Care for the Armed Forces. We’re running this online forum to listen to the views of people who have first-hand experience of Armed Forces health care.

If you want to comment on any of the issues we’ve raised, we hope you’ll register and share your opinions. As well as telling us what’s wrong (and how you think things should have been done better), please do tell us where things have gone well. What you say should be based on your own experiences, and you should be careful not to reveal private information about other people.

The forum will run until 11 June. We’ll also take written and oral evidence, and all of this will help us to make recommendations when we publish our report later in the year. The Government then has to respond to those recommendations.

So if you’re in the Armed Forces, if someone in your family is in the Services, or if you’ve had experience of delivering healthcare to the Armed Forces, please help us by having your say.”

The Rt Hon James Arbuthnot MP, Chairman of the Defence Committee,1

They are only taking submissions until 11 June.

The only way for things to change is to tell them what they ask.