HEALTH / WELL-BEING

Armed Forces personnel in transition: Integrated Personal Commissioning for Veterans (IPC4V)

Article

The NHS in England, Scotland and Wales has a duty to ensure that those injured in Service receive priority treatment for conditions relating to their time in the Armed Forces (subject to clinical need) and are cared for in a way that reflects the nation’s moral obligation to them. In support of this, NHS England has developed the IPC4V Framework which takes a completely new approach to planning and commissioning care, focusing on what is important to the individual.

The IPC4V Framework was born out of the need to ensure that the small number of Armed Forces personnel who have complex and enduring physical, neurological and mental health conditions resulting from injury that is attributable to Service are effectively cared for and supported as they transition to civilian life and beyond.

Abstract

Available across England, the IPC4V seeks to ensure that health and social care, together with the Ministry of Defence (MOD) and other organisations, are working collaboratively with the individual and their family and / or carer to ensure the provision of personalised care, support and treatment that meet their needs in ways that work for them. The framework also aims to ensure that those who have given the most for their country can develop their knowledge, skills and confidence to manage their health and live their lives, backed by an enhanced multi-disciplinary team who are planning and providing care and support before they are discharged from the Armed Forces.

Full Reference

NHS England and Ministry of Defence, 2019. Armed Forces personnel in transition: Integrated Personal Commissioning for Veterans (IPC4V).