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  • Lee Spencer takes one giant leap for mankind

    22 September 2021

    A device designed to be used by astronauts could help amputees increase bone density and muscle mass; Blesma's Lee Spencer jumped at the chance to try it out.  Rehabilitation programmes for limbless and injured veterans could be revolutionised by an exercise machine that was originally designed to be used by astronauts on the International

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  • New SSCE Cymru Service Family Guide launched

    New SSCE Cymru Service Family Guide launched
    20 September 2021

    Supporting Service Children in Education (SSCE) Cymru has launched a new Service Family Guide with the aim of providing information on education and living in Wales and the support that is available to schools, parents/ carers and Service children. Kirsty Williams MS, who served as Minister for Education in the Welsh Government, committed to identifying Service children, but there was no formal mechanism for this data collection process. SSCE Cymru started working with the Welsh Government, and liaised with Blesma and many other partners in Wales, to arrange for a question to be add

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  • Veterans UK liaison update

    Veterans UK liaison update
    16 September 2021

    Blesma has held a number of meetings recently with representatives at Veterans UK with the aim of re-invigorating the charities’ previous working relationship. An immediate outcome has been the establishment of a direct liaison link between Blesma and Veterans UK which will see BSO (Prosthetics) and a member of Veterans UK acting as ‘Liaison Officers’. This will enable faster communication on priority matters affecting Members. Veterans UK has provided Blesma Support Officers with a contact list that should enable them to chase up Member enquiries directly with case officers or spec

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  • Access healthcare through Veterans Trauma Network

    Limb Center
    10 September 2021

    Veterans Trauma Network - NHS led veterans' care Did you know that can use the Veterans Trauma Network (VTN) to access NHS healthcare? The only criteria are that you must be a veteran and that the physical healthcare issue must be as the result of military service. The service follows existing NHS pathways and is currently available across England and Wales. What is it? The VTN is a collection of 13 NHS Veteran Trauma Centres and four specialist units, each with military and civilian medical experts who will be able to help you with

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