UK Injured Military Veterans: Government ‘Failling Covenant’

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The government is failing to abide by its military covenant, medical experts who treat injured soldiers have said.

Leading professors in psychology and orthopaedics say the healthcare system is not providing veterans with the service they have been promised.

The Armed Forces Covenant, described as a duty of care to the armed forces, states veterans should be “sustained and rewarded” .

A Ministry of Defence spokesman said it was “fully committed” to the covenant.

‘Do better’

But Professor Neil Greenberg, from the Royal College of Psychiatrists, said he believed ministers were failing to honour the military covenant promise.

“In my view the government needs to be a bit more honest about what it is delivering and just what it says it’s delivering, because the two are definitely not the same,” he said.

Freedom of information figures obtained by the military charity Help for Heroes show almost 13,000 service personnel have…

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