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Armed Forces and Veterans Breakfast Club

A network of Veterans Breakfast Clubs where you can enjoy the banter and camaraderie and enjoy a great breakfast with friends old and new.

North Lincs (Scunthorpe)
Frankie & Benny's
Doncaster Road
Scunthorpe
Fortnightly Tuesday 09:30

Gainsborough
Trent Port
Ramper Road
Gainsborough
Fortnightly Sunday 09:30

Grimsby
Duke of Wellington
Pasture Street
Grimsby
Every Sunday 10:00.

www.afvbc.co.uk

North Lincs Veterans Community Hub

The Hub is open at 31 Frances Street, Scunthorpe every Tuesday, THursday and Friday from 10:00 - 12:30 and 13:30 - 15:30 for Veterans and their dependents to come and get information about the Armed Forces Covenant and other issues.

A Veteran is anyone who has served at leat for one day in H.M. Forces regardless of where and when they served.  It is also open to those currently serving and those serving in the Reserve Forces or the Territorial Army.  The Hub is sponsored and supported by North Lincs Council.

North Lincs Veterans Community Hub CIC
31 Framces Street
Scunthorpe
DN15 6NS

Tel: 01724 855333
E-mail: support@nlvch.org
Web: www.nlvcvh.org

Sponsored and supported by North Lincs Council

Call in for a chat and see what we have to offer.

The Robert Jones & Agnes Hunt specialist Orthopaedic Hospital, Oswestry.

For veterans:- If you have knee or hip problems, that you can or cannot prove is attributable to your army or military service then this is for you.

There is a specific veterans clinic run by a Lt Col Meyer at the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital at Oswestry, Shropshire SY10 7AG, every Wednesday. Firstly you will need to prove to your own GP that you are a veteran, get them to take photo copies of your discharge book and annotate your docs with the military codes that apply to you. See below for these codes.

I applied for a referral on 16 March, this year, and on 3rd May, had a hip replacement, a total of just over 6 weeks. Lt Col Meyer specialises in hips and knees. If you don't mind a few days away from family, I can assure you it's more like an hotel than a hospital, and the foods really good. Having a long wait ahead of you at your local GP and 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 and is led by Lt Col Carl Meyer, Military Consultant Hip and Knee Arthroplasty Surgeon at Oswestry’s specialist orthopaedic hospital. Lt Col Meyer is a Army regular 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, 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. Inform them X-rays are not required as RJ&AH will do their own on the day of the appointment.

Contact information Email:

rebecca.ann.jones@rjah.nhs.uk Fax: 01691 404067 Tel: 01691 404344

Your records at your GP should and needs to be annotated with the NHS issued codes for military/veterans, take photocopies of your red discharge book, because he will ask for proof that you're a veteran.

Military medical codes:

13J1.        Military veteran

13JY.        History relating to Military Service

13qo.       History relating to Army Service

13q1.        History relating to RN Service

13q2.        History relating to RAF Service

13q3.        Served in the Armed Forces

Any questions?
Please feel free to contact me at any time, name and telephone numbers at the bottom. Lt Col Meyer wants to "do" more operations for veterans, but he has two problems, 1; finding the patients, he knows that we are out here, it's letting us know he's there for us, and 2; getting the money from the NHS, but, the more ops he does the more money they will give him, therefore the more ops he can do. So, come on, I've had 5 enquiries so far, there must be more than us 5. If you are members of other military Facebook sites pleas, please, please copy and paste to these pages and let as many veterans know about this brilliant service that's just for us. It's about time us vets got something back for our years of loyal service.

Once you have those codes then you need to tell your doctor that you want referring to Lt Col Meyer. You tell him, don't ask! I applied for the codes and got an appointment to see him within 3 weeks, pre-op 10 days later and hip replacement all with-in 6 weeks. Lt Col Meyer said he wants more referrals to show the NHS that his specialist Veterans clinic is wanted and wants more money to do more work for veterans.

Please please pass this information on to all your veteran friends and let's see if we can get the word out to as many vets as possible.  Thank you.

Ian Wilkins
01724 278328
07967 665003
wilkins7006@gmail.com

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