Article 01.07.2020

HwH Hertfordshire Veterans Healthcare Access Project

Opportunity for Veterans to have their say about access to Healthcare

Thanks to funding from Public Health locally, Healthwatch Hertfordshire, in partnership with the Hertfordshire Armed Forces Covenant Board (promoted locally as Hertfordshire Heroes), have launched a new project aimed at better understanding the healthcare needs and priorities of veterans in Hertfordshire.

The goal is to support the Armed Forces Covenant, which is a promise from the nation to treat members of the armed forces fairly, by helping to improve services and inform future projects and commissioning.  

Although it is not a garrisoned county, ONS data estimates that there are 36,000 veterans living in Hertfordshire. However, as in other parts of the country, there is relatively little data on specific issues or priorities of the Armed Forces community.  To find out what they actually want from healthcare services, it is important for us to engage with as many veterans in Hertfordshire as possible, so that we can evidence their experiences.

If you are a veteran who is accessing health services in Hertfordshire, we would like to hear from you. Please share your views and experiences by following this link:

The survey will be available on the Healthwatch Hertfordshire website until the 27th of September.

If you would like more information about this project, would like to request the survey in a different format, please contact Annabel on 01707 275978 or

We look forward to hearing from you!