Op RESTORE – Tailored NHS treatment for veterans with physical injuries
At this time of year, I often think about my clients who may be struggling with their rehabilitation. I wanted to raise awareness about one of the services available to veterans.
Op RESTORE: The Veterans Physical Health and Wellbeing Service is an NHS service supporting veterans suffering from continuing physical injuries and illnesses caused by their time in the UK Armed Forces.
It’s a development of the Veterans Trauma Network – and has been renamed to make the service clearer and more accessible to veterans with service-related physical health problems.
At BBK, we have years of experience in supporting injured veterans. We understand the importance of getting the right treatment quickly, and having a support network around you.
Working alongside NHS services, GP surgeries and military and non-military charities, Op RESTORE ensures veterans receive specialist care and treatment for their injuries.
What does Op RESTORE offer?
Military and civilian healthcare professionals, charities and NHS teams provide NHS personalised treatment, to make sure you get the best treatment available to you.
Op RESTORE can support you by treating you through specialist doctors who understand the military environment and specialise in the type of physical health problems you have. They can also help the loved ones of veterans with physical health issues to access support services.
The programme can help you move up the priority list to access treatment quicker, although this isn’t guaranteed.
Who can they help?
Op RESTORE supports anyone who has a physical health problem as a result of their time in the Armed Forces, regardless of the type or severity. It is available to anyone who has served, no matter how long or when you left service.
There is a separate service for those requiring mental health support, called Op COURAGE. You can read my blog about op COURAGE here.
Our work with injured servicemen and women
We have helped many service personnel who have suffered as a result of delay in diagnosing and treating a specific medical condition. Click here to read one of our many success stories, where we helped a veteran whose non-freezing cold injury (NFCI) was misdiagnosed resulting in his medical discharge. We were able to secure a £400,000 settlement, which provided him and his family with financial security.
If you, a friend or family member have suffered a physical injury as a result of service, speak to your GP about getting a referral. For more information, please click here.
Our specialist military team can support current and former service personnel who have been injured as a result of their service. You may have grounds for a compensation claim as a result of the injuries sustained. Contact us now if you want to find out whether you have grounds for a claim and how our military solicitors may be able to help.