Health and Wellbeing

Many of us leave the Services with long-term injuries; mostly physical, but sometimes psychological.  And the system in civilian life is much more complicated than turning up to sick parade and then doing as you are told.  But while it often takes much longer than we have been used to, it doesn’t need to because the NHS has promised to fast-track Veterans with service-related conditions. 

The first thing you will need to do when you leave the Services is find a GP; you will find most GPs in Scotland in this section.  Apart from the NHS, there are many Veteran-focussed charities ready to help, so make use of them if you need to.  You will find their details here too, so please explore this section; it has a lot to offer.

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Priority treatment within the NHS in Scotland for a service related condition

We are often asked about what Priority treatment means for veterans who have a service related injury, in these cases we would refer you to the current Scottish Government definition of Priority Treatment which can be found in the link here>>>

What does this mean in practice?

It means, for example, if you suffered any ill health or injury during your service - (this will normally, but not always, be recorded on your service medical records) - that now requires further treatment, your GP will indicate, when referring you to the relevant NHS department, with your consent, that your injury is related to your time in the Armed Forces. The NHS department will then take account of this in allocating you an appointment. They will review their current waiting list, and, providing there are not other patients with a greater clinical need on the list, you will be given a priority appointment.
 

Further information on this is available here>>>

 

Veterans Health


Information on specific NHS support for veterans in Scotland, as well as programmes and initiatives that you may access.

Friends and family, as well as health professionals, will also find helpful information on how best to signpost and treat veterans in need of primary and secondary health care.

Many of the health issues that veterans and their families can experience are identical to those occurring in the wider community. Sometimes however, those who have served feel that their needs are not fully understood by healthcare providers.

Recent initiatives have been aimed at improving understanding of the Armed Forces community, including the publication of a booklet for GPs and an online eLearning package.Please see Useful Resources section for more information.

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2 Tiree Place


Tel: 0132 4619930 Fax: 0132 4629295

2 Tiree Place , Hallglen, Falkirk FK12PP

Abbey Health Centre

Elaine Summers - Practice Manager
Tel: 01241 872692 Fax: 01241 872976 Email: esummers@nhs.net

East Abbey Street , Arbroath DD11 1EN

Abbey King's Park Hospital


Tel: 01786 451669

Polmaise Rd , Stirling, Stirlingshire FK7 9PU

Abbey Medical Practice


Tel: 0141 8894088

Lonednd , Paisley PA1 1SU

Abelour Health Centre

Marion Mitchell - Practice Manager
Tel: 0134 0871210 Fax: 0134 0822103

Queens Road , Abelour AB38 9PR

Aberchirder Medical Group


Tel: 0146 6780213

Parkview , Huntly, Aberdeenshire AB54 7SW

Aberdeen Maternity Hospital


Tel: 0845 456 6000

Cornhill Road , Foresterhill, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire AB25 2ZL

www.nhsgrampian.org

Aberdeen Royal Infirmary


Tel: 0845 456 6000

Cornhill Road , Foresterhill, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire AB25 2ZN

www.nhsgrampian.org

Aberfeldy and Kinloch Rannoch MP

Mary Connelly - Practice Manager
Tel: 01887 820366 Fax: 01887 829566 Email: m.connelly@nhs.net

Aberfeldy Health Centre , Taybridge Road, Aberfeldy PH15 2BH

Aberfeldy Community Hospital


Tel: 01887 820314 Fax: 01887 829604

Old Crieff Road , Aberfeldy, Perthshire PH15 2DH

www.nhstayside.scot.nhs.uk

Aberfoyle Medical Centre


Tel: 0187 7382421

Main Street , Aberfoyle FK8

Aboyne Hospital


Tel: 013398 86433

Bellwood Road , Aboyne, Aberdeenshire AB34 5HQ

www.nhsgrampian.org

Aboyne Medical Practice


Tel: 0133 9886345 Fax: 0133 9887804

Bellword Road , Aboyne, Aberdeenshire AB34 5HQ

Abronhill Health Centre


Tel: 01236 723223 Fax: 01236 781426

Pine Road , Abronhill, Cumbernauld G67 3BE

Academy Medical Centre

John Wallace - Practice Manager
Tel: 01307 462316 Fax: 01307 463623 Email: johnwallace@nhs.net

Academy Street , Forfar DD8 2HA

Adams-Strump, B.J.


Tel: 0141 4274271

7 Midlock Street , Glasgow G51 1SL

Adamson Hospital


Tel: 01334 652901

Bank Street , Cupar, Fife KY15 4JG

www.nhsdg.scot.nhs.uk

ADAPT


Tel: 01592 321321

 

ADAPT cover the whole of Fife and are funded by the ADP to provide a triage service to other agencies for people suffering from problamatic substance misuse to receive treatment.

For further information or advice call the helpline on 01592 321321.

ADAPT cover the whole of Fife and are funded by the ADP to provide a triage service to other agencies for people suffering from problamatic substance misuse to receive treatment. ADAPT cover the whole of Fife and are funded by the ADP to provide a triage service to other agencies for people suffering from problamatic substance misuse to receive treatment.

Ailsa Hospital


Tel: 01292 610556

Dalmellington Road , Ayr, Ayrshire KA6 6AB

www.nhsayrshireandarran.com

Airbles Road Centre


Tel: 01698 261331

59 Airbles Road , Motherwell , Lanarkshire ML1 2TP

www.nhslanarkshire.org.uk

Airdrie Health Centre


Tel: 01236 768181 Fax: 01236 750704

Monkscourt Avenue , Airdrie ML6 0JU

Airth Health Centre


Tel: 0132 4831532 Fax: 0132 4831532

Graham Terrace , Airrth FK2 8LF

Airthrey Park Medical Centre


Tel: 0178 6463831 Email: John.ross@nhs.net

Hermitage Road , University of Stirling, Stirling FK9 4NJ

Airyhall Clinic


Tel: 0122 4310582

Springfield Road , Aberdeen Ab15 7RF

Aitken, I.C.


Tel: 0141 5543199

245 Tollcross Road , Glasgow G31 4UW

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