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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The Health Centre (Carluke)

Tel: 01555 752150 Fax: 01555 751703

Market Place , Carluke ML8 4BP

The Health Centre (Carnwath)

Tel: 01555 840214 Fax: 01555 840195

7 Biggar Road , Carnwath ML11 8HJ

The Health Centre (Coylton)

Tel: 0129 2571239 Fax: 0129 2571241

The Health Centre , 11 Hole Road, Coylton KA6 6JL

The Health Centre (Cumnock)

Tel: 0129 0422723 Fax: 0129 0425444 Email:

The Health Centre , 2 Tanyard, Cumnock KA18 1BF

The Health Centre (Dundee)

K. O`Donnell - Practice Manager
Tel: 01382 731331 Fax: 01382 737966 Email:

103 Brown Steet , Broughty Ferry, Dundee DD5 1EP

The Health Centre (Friockheim)

Lynn Martin - Practice Manager
Tel: 01241 828444 Fax: 01241 828565 Email:

Friockheim DD11 4TX

The Health Centre (Kelty)

Tel: 01383 831281 Fax: 01383 831825

80 Main Street , Kelty KY4 0AE

The Health Centre (Kirriemuir)

Lorna Batchelor - Practice Manager
Tel: 01575 573333 Fax: 1575577000 Email:

Tannage Brae , Kirriemuir DD8 4ES

The Health Centre (Main Surgery)

Mary Dunlop - Practice Manager
Tel: 01259 723725 Fax: 01259 724791

Main Street , Clackmannan FK10 4JA

The Health Centre (Sutherland)

Tel: 0184 7611213 Fax: 018476 11382

St. Andrew`s Glebe , Tongue, Sutherland IV27 4XB

The Health Centre (Symington)

Tel: 0156 3830731

The Health Centre , Lawhill Road, Symington KA1 5RS

The Lanark Doctors

Tel: 01555 665522 Fax: 01555 666857

Woodstock Medical Centre , Woodstock Road, Lanark ML11 7DH

The Long House Sugery

Yvonne Cunningham - Practice Manager
Tel: 0131 5224919 Fax: 0131 5513965

The Long House , 73 East Trinity road, Edinburgh EH5 3EL

The Love Street Medical Centre

Tel: 0844 4778794

40 Love Street , Paisley PA3 2DY

The Maryhill Practice

Eileen Rae - Practice Manager
Tel: 0845 3370610 Fax: 0134 3551604

Elgin Health Centre , Maryhill, Elgin IV30 1AT

The Medical Centre (Bothwell)

Tel: 01698 852299 Fax: 01698 812533

3 Uddingston Road , Bothwell G71 8ET

The Medical Centre (Foyers)

Tel: 0145 6486224 Fax: 01456 486425

Foyers , Inverness-shire IV2 6YB

The Medical Centre (Garelochhead)

Tel: 0143 6810370 Fax: 014368 10909

McAulay Place , Garelochhead, Argyll & Bute G84 0DG

The Medical Centre (Helensburgh)

Tel: 0143 6673366 Fax: 01436 679715

12 East King Street , Helensburgh, Argyll & Bute G84 7QL

The Medical Centre (Lamlash)

Tel: 0177 600516 Fax: 0177 0600132

The Medical Centre , Lamlash KA27 8NS

The Medical Centre (Perth)

Leslie Elder - Practice Manager
Tel: 01738 628234 Fax: 01738 624945 Email:

Caledonian Road , Perth PH2 8HH

The Medical Centre (Whitletts)

The Medical Centre , Glenmuir Place, Whitletts , Ayr KA8 9RW

The Merrick Practice

Aileen Thomson - Practice Manager
Tel: 0167 1830206 Email:

St. Couan Cresccent , Kirkcowen DG8 0HH

The Mirin Practice

Tel: 0141 8892604

3 Glasgow Road , Paisley PA1 3QS

The Murray Surgery

Tel: 01355 225374 Fax: 01355 239475

50 The Murry Road , East Kilbride G75 0RT

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