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How a veteran support charity can reduce strain on the NHS: five minutes with . . . Jo Thomas

BMJ 2022; 379 doi: (Published 22 December 2022) Cite this as: BMJ 2022;379:o3053
  1. Zainab Hussain
  1. The BMJ

A spokesperson for the Poppy Factory explains how the charity is working with the NHS to support veterans

“The Poppy Factory offers employment support to veterans who have a health issue, mental or physical—four in five of the veterans we see have a mental health issue. We want to support them, and we believe that we can also help doctors by taking some of the pressure off them, which can have a beneficial effect on the NHS.

“We help veterans get back into work, training, or volunteering …

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