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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Torphins Medical Practice
Dawn Bruce - Practice Manager
Tel: 0133 9882221
Health and Resource Centre , St Marnan Road, Torphines, Banchory AB31 4JQ
Torridon Medical Practice
Tel: 0144 5791223 Fax: 014457 91401
Fassaig , Torridon, Ross & Cromarty IV22 2EZ
Ian McNeil - Practice Manager
Tel: 01674 676161 Fax: 1674673151 Email: Ian.mcneil.nhs.net
Links Health Centre , Frank Wood Way, Montrose DD10 8TY
Townhead Surgery (Irvine)
Tel: 0844 4778549 Fax: 0129 431832 Email: Enquiries@TownheadSurgery.co.uk
Townhead Surgery , 6-8 High Street, Irvine, Ayrshire KA12 0AY
Tranet Medical Practice
Mary Gordon - Practice Manager
Tel: 01875 610697 Fax: 01875 615046
The Health Centre , Loch Road, Tranent EH33 2JX
Tel: 0156 677209 Fax: 0156 677519 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Westray , Orkney KW17 2DL
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`turret-medical-centre.co.uk
Catherine Street , Kirkintilloch G66 1JB
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
Tel: 01698 723 200
Burnbank, Hamilton , Lanarkshire ML3 9LA
Tel: 01779 472011 Fax: 01779 822600
Peterhead , Aberdeenshire AB42 1LZ
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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