Women’s integration into the UK Armed Forces has resulted from a number of policy changes over the decades. At the time of this research, women comprised 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, wellbeing 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, to 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. The project report below details the findings.
You can read the report and watch a recording of the online launch below.