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.

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

 

Self-help Guides

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.

NHS Leaflets

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)

NHS Scotland Self-help guides

 

Relaxation Techniques

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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Bipolar Scotland


Tel: 0141 560 2050 Email: info@bipolarscotland.org.uk

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.

www.bipolarscotland.org.uk

Bishopton Health Centre


Tel: 0150 5863223

Greenock Road , Bishipton PA7 5AW

www.thebishoptonmedicalpractice.co.uk

Bixter Health Centre


Aithsting & Sandsting , Bixtar, Shetland ZE2 9NA

Blackfriars Medical Practice

Wendi Lees - Practice Manager
Tel: 01334 477477 Fax: 01334 465622 Email: wendi.lees@nhs.net

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

www.nhstayside.scot.nhs.uk

Blairgrove Surgery


Tel: 01236 421434 Fax: 01236 437831

Coatbridge Health Centre , 1 Centre Park Court, Coatbridge ML5 3AP

Blantyre Health Centre


Tel: 01698 828868 Fax: 01698 727543

Victoria Street , Blantyre G72 0BS

Blawarthill Hospital


Tel: 0141 211 9000

Glasgow , Lanarkshire G13 3TG

www.nhsggc.org.uk

Bo'ness Hospital


Tel: 01506 829 580 Fax: 01508 829547

Bo'ness , West Lothian EH51 0DH

www.nhsforthvalley.com

Bo'ness Road Medical Practice


Tel: 0132 4482653 Fax: 0132 466119

33 Bo'ness Road , Grangemouth FK3 8AN

Boglestone Clinic


Tel: 0147 5701058

Dubbs Road , Port Glasgow PA14 5AU

Bonnybank Medical Practice

Julie Cunninghame - Practice Manager
Tel: 0132 4812613 Fax: 0132 4814540 Email: Julie.cunningham@nhs.net

Larbert Road , Bonnybridge FK4 1ED

Bonnybridge Day Hospital

Richard Green - Charge Nurse
Tel: 01324 811125 Email: richard.green6@nhs.net

Bonnybridge , Stirlingshire FK4 1BD

www.nhsforthvalley.com

Bonnybridge Health Centre


Tel: 0132 4812315

Larbert Road , Bonnybridge FK4 1ED

Bonnybridge Hospital


Tel: 01324 811154 Fax: 01324 815652 Email: avril.magill@nhs.net; eileen.stewart@fvpc.scot.nhs.uk

Bonnybridge , Stirlingshire FK4 1BD

www.nhsforthvalley.com

Borders General Hospital


Tel: 01896 826000 Fax: 01896 823476

Roxburghshire TD6 9BS

www.nhsborders.org.uk

Bourtreehill Medical Practice


Tel: 0129 4211993 Fax: 0129 4218461 Email: bourtreehill.admin@aapct.scot.nhs.uk

Bourtreehill Medical Practice , The Health Centre, Cheviot Way KA11 1JU

www.bourtreehillmedicalpractice.co.uk

Bowmore Medical Practice


Tel: 0149 6810273 Fax: 0149 6 810607

The Surgery , Main Street, Isle of Islay, Argyll & Bute PS43 7JH

Bracklinn Practice


Tel: 0187 733100

Geisher Road , Callander FK17 8LX

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: johnston.info@galashielshc.borders.scot.nhs.uk

Galashiels Health Centre , Currie Road, Galashiels TD1 2UA

www.nhsborders.org.uk/health-services/services/dr-johnston--and--partners-galashiels

Braids Medical Practice

Isabel Gardner - Practice Manager
Tel: 0131 4455999 Fax: 0131 445 3553

6 Camus Avenue , Edinburgh EH10 6QT

Breathing Space

Tony McLaren - National Coordinator
Tel: 0800 83 85 87 Email: info@breathingspacescotland.co.uk

Beardmore St , Clydebank, Glasgow G81 4HX

Offers relationship, sex, family, children's and young people's counselling,

www.breathingspacescotland.co.uk

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