Today’s research leads to tomorrow’s care.

What needs investigating to help improve care for former service personnel and their families, friends and carers?  

We are looking for veterans, their friends and family and the healthcare professionals who work with them to answer a short survey.

Please tell us about areas of veterans’ physical and mental health and wellbeing that, in your opinion, need further investigation.  This survey will be a crucial influence in deciding what research should be funded in the future to shape healthcare.  

This is being done as part of a Priority Setting Partnership led by veterans, family members, charities and healthcare professionals and supported by the Office for Veterans’ Affairs.  We are working with the James Lind Alliance to do this.  With your help we will identify the Top 10 priorities for research that would improve quality of life for veterans and their families and/or significant others.

What do we mean by ‘Veteran’?

By ‘veteran’ we mean any person who has served in the regular or reserve UK armed forces. This includes all former UK service personnel who have served for one day or more. It also includes merchant mariners who have seen duty on legally defined military operations.  It does not include anyone currently serving in the regular or reserve UK armed forces.

We want to hear your questions about all aspects of physical and mental health and wellbeing.  There is more information about this Partnership on the James Lind Alliance website.