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resettlement guide

Ex-Service Personnel Health & Education Guide


When you leave military services you become responsible for registering for your own and your families health care support through local GPs, dentists etc.

Dentist - This section gives advice on how to find a dentist in your area and considerations to be made when selecting one. It also includes advice on how to register and what charges to expect to pay. There are links to useful websites too.

Doctor - You never know when you or a member of your family will become ill or need advice so you should always be registered with a family doctor so that they have access to your medical records and know about any previous treatment you may have had.
NHS and private care options are available throughout the UK and you should thoroughly research local provision in the area you are settling in.
For information on NHS organisations, out of hours care and private health care options, the website is most useful.

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Education & Study
Primary & Secondary Schooling

No doubt one of the most important decisions you will make in your child's education will be choosing a suitable nursery, primary or secondary school. Making the right choice for you and your child will involve a lot of research and planning. This section contains comprehensive information on selecting and applying to schools along with advice on how the Local Education Authority works, Independent schooling and home schooling.

Further, Higher and University Education

Anyone considering moving into full or part-time study in this education sector should carry out full research on the type of course they want, the method of study, course funding and planned outcomes and future employment opportunities.

A wide range of study options are now available including day, evening, block release, distance learning, full time attendance or combined learning, offering a range of self study and workshop attendance. If you are already a graduate you may be interested in the information in the Graduate Guide (PDF doc link) and may wish to consider post-graduate study routes, such as MBAs or equivalents.
Education establishment hold a range of open days and information events for prospective students and you are advised to refer to the events lists on the relevant education establishment for further information.