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.

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The New Surgery

Tel: 0150 5872844 Fax: 0150 58722990 Email:

Bridge of Weir , Kilmacolm PA13 4AP

The Oaks Palliative Care Day Centre

Sandra Anderson; Angela Stewart - Unit Manager; Volunteer Coordinator
Tel: 01343 555104 Fax: 01343 562453 Email: (Unit Manager); (Volunteer Coordinator)

Elgin , Morayshire IV30 6UN;

The Orchard Medical Practice

Frances Brock - Practice Manager
Tel: 01620 825497 Fax: 01620 824622

Newton Port Surgery , Haddington EH41 3NF

The Oxenward Surgery

Tel: 0129 4551555 Fax: 0129 4559505

The Oxenward Surgery , 3 Oxenward Road KA13 6EH

The Practice

Jane Lane - Practice Manager
Tel: 0131 537 9828 Fax: 0131 537 9803

Health Centre , 109-111 High Street, Bonnyrigg EH19 2ET

The Priory Hospital Glasgow

Tel: 0141 636 6116 Fax: 0141 636 5151 Email:

Glasgow , Lanarkshire G41 3DW

The Richmond Practice

Tel: 0150 6822665 Fax: 0150 6825939

Bo`ness Health Centre , Dean Road, Bo`ness EH51 ODH

The Riverside Practice

Rynagh Flynn - Practice Manager
Tel: 0131 6652267 Fax: 0131 6532348

Esk Medical Centre , Ladywell Way , Musselburgh EH21 6AB

The Rowans

Susan Campbell - Practice Manager
Tel: 01821 642248 Fax: 01821 642922 Email:

High Street , Errol PH2 7QJ

The Roxburgh Practice

Tel: 0147 5558300

Station View Health Centre PA15 4DG

The School House

Tel: 01555 870512 Fax: 01555 870191

Carstairs ML11 8QF

The Shiskine Surgery

Tel: 0177 0860247 Fax: 0177 0860298

The Shiskine Surgery , Shiskine KA27 8EW

The State Hospital

Tel: 01555 840293 Fax: 01555 840024 Email:

Carstairs, Lanark , Lanarkshire ML11 8RP

The Surgery (Toll)

Tel: 0129 4216433 Fax: 0129 4211294

The Surgery , 4 Lanfine Way, Girdle Toll KA11 1BT

The Surgery (Ardrossan)

Tel: 01294 463838 Fax: 01294 462798

Health Centre , Central Avenue, Ardrossan, Ayrshire & Arran KA22 7DX

The Surgery (Auchtercairn)

Tel: 0144 5712229 Fax: 01445 712092

Gairloch Health Centre , Auchtercairn, Ross & Cromarty IV21 2BH

The Surgery (Aultbea)

Tel: 0144 5731221 Fax: 01445 731542

Birchburn , Aultbea, Ross & Comarty IV22 2HU

The Surgery (Ayr)

Tel: 0129 2520358 Fax: 0129 2521487

The Surgery , Mossblown Health Centre, 4 Mauchline Road, Ayr KA6 5DB

The Surgery (Ayr)

Tel: 0129 2611835 Fax: 0129 2284982

The Surgery , 9 Alloway Place, Ayr, Ayrshire & Arran KA7 2AA

The Surgery (Bargeddie)

Tel: 01698 813753

53 Abercrombie Crescent , Bargeddie G69 7SP

The Surgery (Barhill)

Fax: 0146 5821218 Email: 1465821491

The Surgery , Main Street, Barrhill, Aryshire & Arran KA26 0QP

The Surgery (Beauly)

Tel: 0146 3782794 Fax: 01463 782111

Croyard Road , Beauly, Inverness-shire IV4 7DJ

The Surgery (Bellshill)

Tel: 01698 747195 Fax: 01698 841110

John Street , Bellshill ML4 1RJ

The Surgery (Bridge of Earn)

Mary Higginbotham - Practice Manager
Tel: 01738 812000 Fax: 01738 812333 Email:

Main Street , Bridge of Earn PH2 9PW

The Surgery (Bridge of Earn)

Mary Higginbotham - Practice Manager
Tel: 01738 812000 Fax: 01738 812333

Main Street , Bridge of Earn PH2 9PN

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