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Clinical lead Rod Eldridge talks about veterans’ mental health at RAF Wittering.

Walking With The Wounded's clinical lead Rod Eldridge was invited to speak at Health Education England's GP Training event.


Rod Eldridge – clinical lead for Head Start - was invited to speak at Health Education England's GP Training event held at RAF Wittering on 14th June. This is a nationwide Health Education England initiative to promote and educate GPs on the health needs of veterans.

 

Rod presented Walking With The Wounded's mental health programme by talking about how Head Start supports veterans with mental heath difficulties.

The day welcomed 53 trainee GPs to the event and was highly praised by those attending for providing a valuable insight into the needs of veterans and the services available to them. Since the start of the training programme, 1,750 GPs have been taught at 29 events to date.