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
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.
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)
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 Surgery (Newmilns)
Tel: 0156 0320120 Fax: 0156 0321182
The Surgery , 73-75 Loudoun Road, Newmilns KA16 9HQ
The Surgery (Papa Westray)
Tel: 0156 644227 Fax: 0156 644337
St. Ann's Kirk , Papa Westray, Orkney KW17 2BU
The Surgery (Skelmorlie)
Tel: 0147 5520248 Fax: 0147 552076
The Surgery , 37a The Lane, Skelmorlie, Ayrshire PA17 5AR
The Surgery (Stormness)
Tel: 0156 850205 Fax: 0156 850868 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
John Street , Stormness, Orkney KW16 3AD
The Surgery (Tarbert)
Tel: 0158 3421206 Fax: 015834 21220
Muasdale , Tarbert, Argyll & Bute PA29 6XD
The Surgery (Troon)
Tel: 0844 4773913 Fax: 0129 2312020
The Surgery , 101 Portland Street, Troon, Ayrshire KA10 6QN
The Surgery (Wemyss Bay)
Tel: 0147 5520802 Fax: 0147 5520802
The Surger , 2 Brueacre Road, Wemyss Bay PA16 6EA
The Taymount Surgery
Tracey Doogan - Practice Manager
Tel: 01738 627117 Fax: 01738 444713 Email: email@example.com
1 Taymount Terrace , Perth PH1 1NU
The Thistle Foundation
Tel: 0131 656 9933
Niddrie Mains Road , Edinburgh EH16 4 EA
Working in partnership with agencies such as Veterans First Point and Combat Stress, we run highly commended Lifestyle Management for Veterans courses in a range of locations across Scotland. Providing support to veterans of all ages, our courses are currently held at our Edinburgh headquarters. We hope to expand the reach of these courses across Scotland. This course was a Highly Commended Finalist at the 2010 Military Civilian Health Partnership Awards, in both categories entered - 'Mental Health Award' and 'Care of Veterans Award'.
The Wards Medical Centre
Tel: 0156 3526514 Fax: 0156 3573558
The Wards Medical Centre , 25 Dundonald Road KA1 1RU
The Wood Medical Practice
Caroline Boyle - Practice Manager
Tel: 01506 771800 Fax: 01506 771820
Strathbrock Partnership Centre , 189a West Main Street, Broxburn EH52 5LH
Thomas Hope Hospital
Frances McCreadie - Charge Nurse
Tel: 01387 380417 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Langholm , Dumfriesshire DG13 0JX
Tel: 01848 330205
Thornhill , Dumfriesshire DG3 5AA
Thornhill Medical Practice
Wendy Howat - Practice Manager
Tel: 0184 8330208 Fax: 0184 8330223 Email: email@example.com
Health Centre , Thornhill DG3 5 AA
Thornliebank Health Centre
Tel: 0141 5316900 Fax: 0141 5316910
20 Kennishead Road , Thronliebank, Glasgow G46 8NY
Three Towns Medical Practice
Tel: 0129 4464141 Fax: 0129 4466408
Three Towns Medical Practice , The Health Centre, 17-19 Raise Street, Saltcoats KA21 5LX
Tel: 01501 745 917
Armadale , West Lothian EH48 3BQ
Tiree Medical Practice
Tel: 0187 9220323 Fax: 01879 220893
Baugh Surgery , Isle of Tiree, Argyll & Bute PA7 6UN
Tobermory Medical Practice
Tel: 0168 8302013 Fax: 01688 302092
Tobermory , Isle of Mull, Argyll & Bute PA75 6PN
Tomintoul Medical Centre
Mary Crowley - Practice Manager
Tel: 0180 7580219
Rattrays Lane , Tomintoul, Ballindalloch AB37 9HHA
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