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


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.

Link Here>>

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Shebburn Surgery (Dumfries)

Jane White - Practice Manager
Tel: 0138 7263474

63 Irish Street , Dumfries DG1 2PQ

Shebburn Surgery (New Abbey)

Jane White - Practice Manager
Tel: 0138 7850263 Fax: 0138 7850468

Shebburn Surgery , New Abbey DG2 8BY

Shebburn Surgery (Southerness)

Jane White - Practice Manager
Tel: 0138 7880654 Email:

The Cabin , Southerness DG2 8AZ

Sheddans Medical Practice

Tel: 0141 6441721 Fax: 0141 6441721

5a Eaglesham Road , Clarkston G76 7BU

Shettleston Health Centre

Tel: 0141 5316200 Fax: 0141 5316206

420 Old Shettleston Road , Glasgow G32 1RT

Simpson Medical Group

Catherine McLeod - Practice Manager
Tel: 01506 654444 Fax: 01506 635931

Bathgate Primary Care Centre , Whitbrun Road, Bathgate EH48 2SS

Skene Medical Group

Babs Thomson - Practice Manager
Tel: 0122 4849400

Discovery Drive , Arnhall Buisness Park, Westerhill AB32 6FG

Skerryvore Practice

Tel: 0156 888240 Fax: 0156 888068 Email:

Health Centre , New Scapa Road, Kirkwall, Orkney KW15 1BX

Slamannan Medical Practice

Tel: 0132 4851288 Fax: 0132 4851622

Bank Street , Slamannan FK1 3 EZ

Slatefort Medical Practice

Jacky Pitcairn - Practice Manager
Tel: 0130m4428700 Fax: 0131 4428722

27 Gorgie Park Close , Edinburgh EH14 1NQ

Sleat Medical Practice

Tel: 0147 1844283 Fax: 01471 844234

Kilmore , Sleat, Inverness-shire IV44 8RF

Small Isles Medical Practice

Tel: 0168 7482427 Fax: 0168 7 482415

Grianan , Isle of Eigg PH42 4RL

Souhern Medical Group (Branch Surgery)

Esther Laid - Practice Manager
Tel: 0131 2866716 Fax: 0131 6671860

10 Minto Street , Edinburgh EH9 1RG

South Beach Surgery

Tel: 01294 463011 Fax: 01294 462790

South Beach Surgery , 17 South Crescent, Ardrossan, Ayrshire & Arran KA22 8EA

South Harris Medical Practice

Dr Andrew Naylor - Practice Manager
Tel: 01859 520278 Fax: 01859 520202

Ferry Road , Leverburgh, Isle of Harris HS5 3UA

South Queensferry Medical Practice

Christine Stebbings - Practice Manager
Tel: 0131 5734407 Fax: 0131 5734433

41 The Loan , South Queensferry EH30 9HA

South Uist Medical Practice

Isobel Johnstone - Practice Manager
Tel: 01878 700302 Fax: 01878 700907

Isle , Isle of South Uist HS6 5EA

Southbank Surgery

Tel: 0141 7762183

17-19 Southbank Road , Kirkintilloch G66 1NH

Southend Medical Practice

Tel: 0158 6830635 Fax: 01586 830322

Teapot Lane , Southend, Argyll & Bute PA28 6RW

Southern General Adult Mental Health Unit

Glasgow , Lanarkshire G51 4TF

Southern General Hospital

Tel: 0141 201 1100 Fax: 0141 201 2999

Glasgow , Lanarkshire G51 4TF

Southern Medical Group

Esther Laidlaw - Practice Manager
Tel: 0131 6642148 Fax: 0131 6648303

322 Gilmerton Road , Edinburgh EH17 7PR

Southfield Medical Practice

Liz Shepherd - Practice Manager
Tel: 0131 5497340 Fax: 0131 5497365

132 Mountcastle Drive South , Edinburgh EH15 3LL

Spire Murrayfield Hospital

Tel: 0131 334 0363

Edinburgh , Midlothian EH12 6UD

Spittal Street Centre

Tel: 0131 537 8300

Edinburgh , Midlothian EH3 9DU

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