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 Surgery (Cannich)


Nurse`s House , Cannich, Inverness-shire IV4 7LN

The Surgery (Crawford)

Jill Glendinning - Practice Manager
Tel: 0168 3220062 Fax: 0186 4502225 Email: dumf-uhb.gpadmin.y18396@nhs.net

Carlisle Road , Crawford ML12 6TP

www.nhsdg.scot.nhs.uk/dumfries/9831.html

The Surgery (Cumnock)


Tel: 0146 5811224 Fax: 0146 5811518

The Surgery , 7 Back Road, Cumnock KA26 7SH

The Surgery (Dounby)


Tel: 0156 771209 Fax: 0156 771320 Email: mailbox@dounbysurgery.co.uk

Dounby , Orkney KW17 2HH

www.dounbysurgery.co.uk

The Surgery (Dreghorn)


Tel: 0129 4211844 Fax: 0129 4211237

The Surgery , Main Street, Dreghorn KA11 4AQ

The Surgery (Drumnadrochit)


Tel: 0145 6450577 Fax: 01456 450799

Balmacaan Road , Drumnadrochit, Inverness-shire IV63 6UR

The Surgery (Durness)


Tel: 0197 1511273 Fax: 01971 5111325

Durness , Sutherland IV27 4PH

The Surgery (Falkirk)


Tel: 0132 4619930 Fax: 0132 4627266

10 Meeks Road , Falkirk FK7 7ES

The Surgery (Fenwick)


Tel: 0156 060082 Fax: 0156 0600868

The Surgery , 93A Main Road, Fenwick KA3 6DY

The Surgery (Inveraray)


Tel: 0149 9500207 Fax: 01499 500651

Furnace , Inveraray, Argyll & Bute PA32 8XN

The Surgery (Isle of Colonsay)


Tel: 0195 1200328 Fax: 01951 200328

Isle of Colonsay , Argyll & Bute PA61 7WY

The Surgery (Isle of Mull)


Tel: 0168 0300327 Fax: 016803 00312

Salen , Isle of Mull, Argyll & Bute PA72 6JL

The Surgery (Kilmarnock)


Tel: 0156 3522118 Fax: 0156 3573562

The Surgery , 31 Portland Road, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire KA1 2DJ

www.portlandroadsurgery.co.uk

The Surgery (Kilmarnock)


Tel: 0156 3522413 Fax: 0156 3573559

The Surgery , Old Irvine Road Surgery, 4-6 Old Irvine Road, Kilmarnock KA1 2BD

www.oldirvineroadsurgery.co.uk

The Surgery (Law)


Tel: 01698 376162

Shawfield Crescent , Law ML8 5JH

The Surgery (Leadhills)

Jill Glendinning - Practice Manager
Tel: 0165 974231 Fax: 0168 3220062 Email: dumf-uhb.gpadmin.y18396@nhs.net

15 Ramsay Road , Leadhills ML12 6AY

www.nhsdg.scot.nhs.uk/dumfries/9830.html

The Surgery (Leslie)


Tel: 01592 620222

Anderson Drive , Leslie KY6 3LQ

The Surgery (Lockerbie)

Keith Notman - Practice Manager
Tel: 0157 6300208 Fax: 0157 6300028 Email: DG.EcclefechanGP@nhs.net

Ecclefechan , Lockerbie DG11 3BT

http://www.ecclefechansurgery.scot.nhs.uk/

The Surgery (Lockerbie)

Wendy Simpson - Practice Manager
Tel: 0168 3220197 Email: dg.feedback@nhs.net

Johnstonebridge , Lockerbie DG11 1 HD

/www.nhsdg.scot.nhs.uk/dumfries/9828.html

The Surgery (Maybole)


Tel: 0165 5882708 Fax: 0165 5882977

The Surgery , The Health Centre, 6 Hight Street, Maybole KA19 7BY

www.maybolemedicalpractice.co.uk

The Surgery (Maybole)


Tel: 0165 5882278 Fax: 0165 5889616

The Surgery , The Health Centre, 6 High Street, Maybole, Ayrshire KA19 7BY

The Surgery (Moffat)

Jill Glendinning - Practice Manager
Tel: 0168 3220062 Fax: 0168 3220453 Email: dumf-uhb.gpadmin.y18396@nhs.net

High Street , Moffat DG10 9JP

www.nhsdg.scot.nhs.uk/dumfries/9829.html

The Surgery (Muir of Ord)


Tel: 0146 3870843

Strathlene Surgery , Black Isle Road, Muir of Ord, Ross & Cromarty IV6 7RR

The Surgery (Munlochy)


Tel: 0146 3811200 Fax: 01463 811383

Brae Terrace , Munlochy, Ross & Cromarty IV8 8NG

The Surgery (Newburgh)


Tel: 01337 840462 Fax: 01337 840996

116 High Street , Newburgh KY14 6DA

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