Ah that is a wholly diferent question, but back in the 'good old days' that didn't happen, so I can't really give any advice.The_Kaiser said:Which is fair enough on civvie street but when these tossers are doing it 3 times a year to get out of sea drafts they should be kicked out. Duty of care my arse.
It has little to do with the NHS, other countries have both good social welfare and good veterans support. This country has never really been prepared to look after those who have been foolish enough to put their lives on the line and survive.Greenie said:I think the differences in the UK regarding ex service and health problems are mainly that this country has a recognised NHS .
No good quoting the colonies[ex most of them are Republics or whatever these days] they don't have a recognised health service ,most of them rely on people providing their own health insurance . Although ex service people are usually provided with slightly up rated health policies.
As for mental health and the NHS --well the local mental health wards around here at present contain geriatric dementia and a few specials for the people that have been 'sectioned' .They downloaded a lot of institutionalised patients into the community -----bad news is the out patients are ok if they keep taking the pills--- so they are costing the community carers fund a bomb providing home attendance to keep tabs on them.