The Spinney Surgery

Ramsey Road, St. Ives, Cambridgeshire, PE27 3TP

Current time is 13:56 - We are now closed. If you need medical help and you cannot wait until the surgery reopens, please call NHS 111

Telephone: 01480 495347

Armed Forces & Veteran Health

The Royal College of Practitioners estimates that there are 2.4 million UK Armed Forces veterans in Great Britain, with roughly 18,000 service people moving back into civilian life every year, including 2,000 who leave on medical grounds. In addition to our veterans, there are about 5.4 million adult spouses, partners, widowers and child dependants of veterans, often facing uncertainty, stress and isolation.

When servicemen and women leave the armed forces, their healthcare is the responsibility of the NHS. All veterans are entitled to priority access to NHS care for any condition as long as it’s related to their service, regardless of whether or not they receive a war pension.

At the Spinney, we aim to support and provide high quality care for patients from every walk of life, including the veterans and service personnel in our community who may benefit from additional support and advice.

Please make us aware whether you are currently serving in the forces, whether you have someone in your immediate family who is or whether you have left the forces as a result of retirement or on medical grounds. It can be mentioned during your appointment with a healthcare professional or disclosed to our reception team.

Resources & Support

Healthcare for the Armed Forces Community
How the NHS can help if you’re in the British armed forces, a veteran or a family member of someone who is serving or who has served

Mental health support for serving personnel, reservists and veterans
Information about services providing mental health support to serving members of the forces as well as reservists, leavers and veterans

• Family Federations: Navy | Army | RAF
Information and support to help improve the quality of life for military families around the world

Veterans Gateway
Information, advice and support for veterans and their families

Help and support for fallen veterans or service personnel
Information about the services and support available to the families and loved ones of deceased armed forces personnel and veterans.

Practice/Dispensary Opening Times

  • Monday
    08:00 until 13:00
    14:00 until 18:00
  • Tuesday
    08:00 until 13:00
    14:00 until 18:00
  • Wednesday
    08:00 until 13:00
    14:00 until 18:00
  • Thursday
    08:00 until 13:00
    14:00 until 18:00
  • Friday
    08:00 until 13:00
    14:00 until 18:00
  • Saturday
  • Sunday