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. If you don't currently have a doctor, use the GP locator to find one in your area.
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.
Priority treatment within the NHS in Scotland for a service related condition
Under long-standing arrangements since 1953, war pensioners are given priority NHS treatment for the conditions for which they receive a war pension or gratuity, unless there is an emergency case or another case that demands clinical priority. These priority treatment provisions were then extended to all veterans who have a condition that is likely to be related to their service.
As a result, veterans should receive priority treatment for health problems as a result of service to their country, unless there is an emergency case or another case that demands clinical priority.
Veterans should not be given priority treatment for conditions unrelated to service in the armed forces.
Further information is available via the link Here
There are a number of organisations that produce a variety of self-help guides, below are links to the NHS guides and leaflets that may be of help to the wider veterans community and those supporting and assisting them.
These Leaflets cover a range of subjects and are delivered in a number of different formats (i.e. PDF, Video, Audio and British Sign Language)
Below is a link to a list of audio files of relaxation techniques that can help relieve stress and gain a sense of well-being.
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Abbey Health Centre
Elaine Summers - Practice Manager
Tel: 01241 872692 Fax: 01241 872976 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
East Abbey Street , Arbroath DD11 1EN
Abelour Health Centre
Marion Mitchell - Practice Manager
Tel: 0134 0871210 Fax: 0134 0822103
Queens Road , Abelour AB38 9PR
Aberdeen Maternity Hospital
Tel: 0845 456 6000
Cornhill Road , Foresterhill, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire AB25 2ZL
Aberdeen Royal Infirmary
Tel: 0845 456 6000
Cornhill Road , Foresterhill, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire AB25 2ZN
Aberfeldy and Kinloch Rannoch MP
Mary Connelly - Practice Manager
Tel: 01887 820366 Fax: 01887 829566 Email: email@example.com
Aberfeldy Health Centre , Taybridge Road, Aberfeldy PH15 2BH
Aberfeldy Community Hospital
Tel: 01887 820314 Fax: 01887 829604
Old Crieff Road , Aberfeldy, Perthshire PH15 2DH
Tel: 013398 86433
Bellwood Road , Aboyne, Aberdeenshire AB34 5HQ
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Academy Street , Forfar DD8 2HA
Tel: 01334 652901
Bank Street , Cupar, Fife KY15 4JG
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.
Tel: 01292 610556
Dalmellington Road , Ayr, Ayrshire KA6 6AB
Airbles Road Centre
Tel: 01698 261331
59 Airbles Road , Motherwell , Lanarkshire ML1 2TP
Airthrey Park Medical Centre
Tel: 0178 6463831 Email: John.email@example.com
Hermitage Road , University of Stirling, Stirling FK9 4NJ
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