Government must do more to support war veterans, MPs say

BMJ 2008; 336 doi: (Published 21 February 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:410
  1. Helen Mooney
  1. 1London

The government must do more to support war veterans and the families of service personnel, says a report published by the House of Commons Defence Select Committee.

The report, published on Monday, has found that although the clinical care of servicemen and servicewomen injured in manoeuvres is “world class,” more needs to be done to help veterans and the families of personnel in the armed services, particularly in the provision of mental health services.

The chairman of the committee, James Arbuthnot (Conservative MP for Hampshire North East) said that the Ministry of Defence (MoD) needed to …

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