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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Tel: 0141 560 2050 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Abbeymill Business Centre , Studio 1015, Mile End Mill, Seedhill Road, Paisley PA1 1TJ
Telephone and face-to-face support for people who have suffered a bereavement. Originally aimed at widows, it now offers support to any bereaved person and has branches all over Scotland.
Bishopton Health Centre
Tel: 0150 5863223
Greenock Road , Bishipton PA7 5AW
Blackfriars Medical Practice
Wendi Lees - Practice Manager
Tel: 01334 477477 Fax: 01334 465622 Email: email@example.com
St Andrews Community Hospital , Largo Road, St Andrews KY16 8AR
Blackhall Medical Centre
Lesley Kerr - Practice Manager
Tel: 0131 3327696 Fax: 0131 3152884
51 Hillhouse Road , Edinburgh EH4 3TH
Blairgowrie Community Hospital
Tel: 01250 874466
Blairgowrie , Perthshire PH10 6EE
Tel: 01236 421434 Fax: 01236 437831
Coatbridge Health Centre , 1 Centre Park Court, Coatbridge ML5 3AP
Tel: 0141 211 9000
Glasgow , Lanarkshire G13 3TG
Tel: 01506 829 580 Fax: 01508 829547
Bo'ness , West Lothian EH51 0DH
Bo'ness Road Medical Practice
Tel: 0132 4482653 Fax: 0132 466119
33 Bo'ness Road , Grangemouth FK3 8AN
Bonnybank Medical Practice
Julie Cunninghame - Practice Manager
Tel: 0132 4812613 Fax: 0132 4814540 Email: Julie.firstname.lastname@example.org
Larbert Road , Bonnybridge FK4 1ED
Bonnybridge Day Hospital
Richard Green - Charge Nurse
Tel: 01324 811125 Email: email@example.com
Bonnybridge , Stirlingshire FK4 1BD
Tel: 01324 811154 Fax: 01324 815652 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
Bonnybridge , Stirlingshire FK4 1BD
Borders General Hospital
Tel: 01896 826000 Fax: 01896 823476
Roxburghshire TD6 9BS
Bourtreehill Medical Practice
Tel: 0129 4211993 Fax: 0129 4218461 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bourtreehill Medical Practice , The Health Centre, Cheviot Way KA11 1JU
Bowmore Medical Practice
Tel: 0149 6810273 Fax: 0149 6 810607
The Surgery , Main Street, Isle of Islay, Argyll & Bute PS43 7JH
Brae Health Centre
Tel: 01806 522543 Fax: 01806 522713
Delting, Nesting & Vidlin , Brae, Shetland ZE2 9QJ
Braemar Health Centre
Gillian Cruickshank - Practice Manager
Tel: 0133 9886433
St. Andrews Terrace , Braemar, Braemar AB35 5WR
Braeside Medical Practice formerly Dr Johnston and Partners
Mr Roy Thomson - Practice Manager
Tel: 01896 661360 Fax: 01896 661357 Email: email@example.com
Galashiels Health Centre , Currie Road, Galashiels TD1 2UA
Braids Medical Practice
Isabel Gardner - Practice Manager
Tel: 0131 4455999 Fax: 0131 445 3553
6 Camus Avenue , Edinburgh EH10 6QT
Tony McLaren - National Coordinator
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Beardmore St , Clydebank, Glasgow G81 4HX
Offers relationship, sex, family, children's and young people's counselling,
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