This scoping review explores the health and well-being needs of female veterans in the UK.
Women’s integration into the UK Armed Forces has resulted from a number of policy changes over the decades. Women now make up 11% of the UK Armed Forces and veteran population. However, research focused on female veterans in the UK is limited and not enough is known about their health, well-being, and Service experiences. In recognition of this, in June 2020, the Cobseo Female Veteran Cluster Group, supported by NHS England and NHS Improvement, commissioned the VFI to undertake a scoping study into the health and well-being needs of female veterans in the UK, identify gaps in research utilising national and international research and to provide a framework for prioritising research and other activities in the UK going forward. This report details the findings.
Godier-McBard, L., Gillin, N. and Fossey, M., 2021. We Also Served: The Health and Well-Being of Female Veterans in the UK. Final report prepared by the Veterans and Families Institute for Military Social Research.