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BROADSTONE BRANCH VACANCIES
There are vacancies on the Branch Committee for the following:
Treasurer
Fund Raising Committee Members
Anyone interested in helping should ring Paul on 07841713845
DORSET COUNTY COMMITTEE VACANCIES
The following roles at county level are required to be filled. 
county Vice Chairman
County Recruitment Officer
County Treasurer
The county will be no compliant as a Committte unless they are filled. Anyone interested should contact Ian Jarvis ijarvis@britishlegion.org.uk

ARMED FORCES VETERANS HIP AND KNEE SURGERY SERVICE

As an Armed Forces veteran, you can ask for a referral to a specialist Orthopaedic clinic at The Robert Jones & Edith Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital, Oswestry, Shropshire, SY10 7AG.

There is a specific Veterans Clinic run by Lt Col Carl Meyer, an Army Reserve consultant surgeon who also works with 202 Field Ambulance and Reserve Hospital. A veteran for a referral on 16 March 2017, and on 3rd May 2017, had a hip replacement, a total of just over 6 weeks.

Lt Col Meyers specialises in hips and knees. If you don't mind a few days away from family, He can assure you it's more like a hotel than a hospital, and the food is really good. Are you having a long wait ahead of you at your local GP /Hospital?  This might be the way to go to achieve a much quicker result.

�  What is it? A service for military veterans to have their hip or knee arthritis assessed and, if appropriate, have joint replacement surgery.  It is led by Lt Col Carl Meyer, Military Consultant Hip and Knee Arthroplasty Surgeon at Oswestry’s specialist orthopaedic hospital. Lt Col Meyer is an Army Reserve officer who has been on three tours to Afghanistan and one to Iraq. He is an Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeon with 16 Medical Regiment, 202 (Midlands) Field Hospital.

�  Who is it for? Anyone who has been in regular military service, including national service.

�  Where is it? The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (RJAH), Oswestry, Shropshire SY10 7AG ,and is a centre of orthopaedic excellence specialising in lower limb replacement surgery.

�  When is it? Outpatient clinics are held fortnightly at RJAH. (Normally on a Wednesday) 

�  How do I obtain an NHS referral ? Through your GP - Ask to be referred to the VETERANS’ HIP & KNEE SURGERY SERVICE at Oswestry - And ask your GP to make a named referral to Lt Col Meyer

�  Contact information Email: rebecca.ann.jones@rjah.nhs.uk 
       Fax: 01691 404067     Tel: 01691 404344

Your records at your GPs Surgery/Practice need to be annotated with the NHS issued codes for military/veterans:
Take photocopies of your red Discharge Book/Discharge Certificate, because they will ask for proof that you're a veteran.  If you do not have them then you can apply FREE for your MILITARY SERVICE RECORDS and ask to include your medical records.
Details here à https://www.gov.uk/get-copy-military-service-records/apply-for-your-own-records
You should apply for these records anyway as a matter of course.

It is in your own recognisance to ensure that if you served for at least ONE DAY in the Armed Forces that you are registered with your GP as a VETERAN. 
Don’t dip out; you deserve it for serving your country in accordance with the Military Covenant. 

Military medical codes:-

13J1.      Military veteran
13JY.      History relating to Military Service
13q0.     History relating to Army Service
13q1.     History relating to RN Service
13q2.     History relating to RAF Service
13q3.     Served in the Armed Forces

Lt Col Meyer wants to conduct more operations for veterans, but he has two problems:-

1)      Finding the patients, he knows that are out there, it's letting us know he's there for us

2)      Getting the money from the NHS.  The more operations he does, the more money they will give him, leading to a further increase in the number of operations he can do. 

There must be many veterans out there that could benefit from this fast track service. Don’t suffer in silence.

If there is any member who would like to represent the Branch at the Annual Conference on Sat 19 - Sun 20 May 2018 at the Belfast Waterfron Hall, please contact the Secretary Wayne Barker, through the club.  All accomodation and ravel expenses will be paid.

 UK Armed Forces Day event in Llandudno in June 2018Armed Forces Day 2018 will be held in the historic North Wales seaside town of Llandudno. The event, which will also be the tenth Armed Forces Day…

 

 

 

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