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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Torphins Medical Practice

Dawn Bruce - Practice Manager
Tel: 0133 9882221

Health and Resource Centre , St Marnan Road, Torphines, Banchory AB31 4JQ

Torrance Clinic

Tel: 0136 0620516 Fax: 0136 0620516

51 Main Street , Torrance G64 4EX

Torridon Medical Practice

Tel: 0144 5791223 Fax: 014457 91401

Fassaig , Torridon, Ross & Cromarty IV22 2EZ

Torry Medical Practice

Tel: 0122 4894600

Torry Neighbourhood Centre , Oscar Road, Aberdeen AB11 8ER

Townhead Health Centre

Tel: 0141 5318900 Fax: 0141 5318910

16 Alexandra Parade , Glasgow G31 2ES

Townhead Practice

Ian McNeil - Practice Manager
Tel: 01674 676161 Fax: 1674673151 Email:

Links Health Centre , Frank Wood Way, Montrose DD10 8TY

Townhead Surgery (Irvine)

Tel: 0844 4778549 Fax: 0129 431832 Email:

Townhead Surgery , 6-8 High Street, Irvine, Ayrshire KA12 0AY

Townhead Surgery (Montrose)

Tel: 0167 676161

Links Health Centre , Montrose, Angus DD10 8TY

Townhill Day Hospital

Tel: 01383 722966

Townhill, Dunfermline , Fife KY12 0EG

Tranet Medical Practice

Mary Gordon - Practice Manager
Tel: 01875 610697 Fax: 01875 615046

The Health Centre , Loch Road, Tranent EH33 2JX

Trenabie House

Tel: 0156 677209 Fax: 0156 677519 Email:

Westray , Orkney KW17 2DL

Tryst Medical Centre

Tel: 0132 4551555 Fax: 0132 4551925

431 King Street , Stenhousemurir FK54HT

Tullibody Health Centre

Tel: 0125 9221679

Main Street , Tullibody FK10 2PY

Tullis Street Medical Centre

Tel: 0141 5316595 Fax: 0141 536597

12-14 Tullis Street , Glasgow G40 1HN

Turner Memorial Hospital

Tel: 01542 882526 Fax: 01542 882317

Keith , Banffshire AB55 5DJ

Turret Medical Centre

Tel: 0141 2118260 Email: enquiries`

Catherine Street , Kirkintilloch G66 1JB

Turriff Hospital

Tel: 01888 563293 Fax: 01888 564126

Turriff , Aberdeenshire AB53 4DQ

Turriff Medical Practice

Linda Barron - Practice Manager
Tel: 0845 3776320 Fax: 0188 8564010

Balmellie Road , Turriff AB53 4QD

Tweed Medical Practice

Mrs Margaret Mayer - Practice Manager
Tel: 01721 720601 Fax: 01721 726989

Hay Lodge Health Centre , Neidpath Road, Peebles EH45 8JG

Tweeddale Medical Practice

Tel: 0139 7703136 Fax: 01397 700139

Camaghael , Fort Williams, Inverness-shire PH33 7AQ

Udston Hospital

Tel: 01698 723 200

Burnbank, Hamilton , Lanarkshire ML3 9LA

Ugie Hospital

Tel: 01779 472011 Fax: 01779 822600

Peterhead , Aberdeenshire AB42 1LZ

Ullapool Health Centre

Tel: 0185 4612015 Fax: 018546 13025

Ullapool , Ross & Cromarty IV26 2XL

Upper Nithsdale Group Practice

Moira Weir - Practice Manager
Tel: 0165 950221 Fax: 0165 958116

The Health Centre , Station Road, Sanquhar DG4 6BT

Vale of Leven District General Hospital

Tel: 01389 754121

Alexandria , Dunbartonshire G83 0UA

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