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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Brechin Health Centre

Val Smith - Practice Manager
Tel: 01356 624411 Fax: 01356 666059 Email:

Infirmary Street , Brechin DD9 7AN

Brechin Infirmary

Tel: 01356 622291

Brechin , Angus DD9 7AW

Breich Valley Medical Practice (Branch Surgery)

Elizabeth Currie - Practice Manager
Tel: 01501 770125 Fax: 01501 772652

Fauldhouse Health Centre , Blackfaulds Place, Fauldhouse EH47 9AS

Breich Valley Medical Practice (Main Surgery)

Elizabeth Currie - Practice Manager
Tel: 01501 762515 Fax: 01501 763174

Stoneybury Health Centre , Sunnyside, Stoneyburn EH47 8BZ

Bridge of Allan Health Centre

Hazel Gracie - Practice Manager
Tel: 0178 6833210 Fax: 0178 6832322

Fountain Road , Bridge of Allan, Stirlingshire FK9 4EU

Bridgeton Health Centre

Tel: 0141 5316500 Fax: 0141 5316505

201 Abercromby Street , Glasgow G40 2DA

Brimmond Medical Group

Jennifer Shepherd - Practice Manager
Tel: 0122 4713869

106 Inverrurie Road , Bucksburn AB21 9AT

British Ex-Service Wheelchair Sports Association

Richard Simmons - Secretary
Tel: 01670 363192 Email:

15 Third Avenue , Blyth, Northumberland NE24 2SA

BEWSA promotes welfare and rehabilitation of disabled ex-service men and women through participation in sport.  BEWSA also encourages its athletes to compete to the highest standards of competition and many  have competed in summer and winter paralympic games with many medals to their credit.

British Limbless Ex-Service Men's Association (BLESMA)

Tel: 0208 5901124 Fax: 0208 599 2932 Email:

Frankland Moore House , 185- 187 High Road, Chadwell Heath, Romford, Essex RM6 6NA

BLESMA is the national charity for limbless serving and ex-service men and women and their dependants and widows.  It directly supports all our service men and women who lose limbs, the use of limbs or eyes or the sight of an eye in the service of our country. We provide rehabilitation - proving that there is life after amputation - and life long welfare support when old injuries come back to haunt.


Broadbay Medical

Nancy Murray - Practice Manager
Tel: 01851 703588 Fax: 01851 706338

16 Francis Street , Stornoway, Isle of Lewis HS1 2PS

Broadford Medical Practice

Tel: 0141 822460 Fax: 01471 822860

High Road , Broadford, Isle of Skye IV49 9AA

Brodick Health Centre

Tel: 0177 0302175 Fax: 0177 0302040

Brodick Health Centre , Brodick KA27 8AJ

Brora Medical Practice

Tel: 0140 8621320 Fax: 01408 6221535

Station Square , Brora, Sutherland KW9 6QJ

Bruce Medical Centre

Tel: 01698 747666 Fax: 01698 740363

2 Pollock Street , Mossend, Bellshill ML4 1Q

Bruntsfield Medical Practice

Brenda Mair - Practice Manager
Tel: 0131 228 6081 Fax: 0131 2294330

11 Forbes Road , Edinburgh EH10 4EY

Buchlyvie Medical Centre

Rowena Boome - Practice Manager
Tel: 0136 0850237 Fax: 01360 850530

Station Road , Buchlyvie FK8 3NB

Bucksburn Medical Practice

Tel: 0122 4713927

Kepplehills Road , Dusburn, Aberdeen AB21 9DG

Burnbank Medical Centre

Tel: 01698 286555 Fax: 01698 286686

18 Burnbank Centre , Burnbank, Hamilton ML3 0NQ

Burnfield Medical Practice

Tel: 0146 3220077 Fax: 01463 714588

Harris Road , Inverness, Inverness-shire IV2 3PF

Burntisland Medical Group

Ann Robertson - Practice Manager
Tel: 01592 872761 Fax: 01592 874323 Email:

74 Somerville Street , Burntisland, Fife KY3 9DF

Bydand Medical Group

Jackie Elvidge - Practice Manager
Tel: 0146 6792116 Fax: 0146 6794699

Huntly Health Centre , Bleachfield Street, Huntly AB54 8EX

Cadzow Health Centre

Tel: 01698 327028 Fax: 01698 327344

187 Low Waters Road , Hamilton ML3 7QQ

Cairn Medical Practice

Tel: 0146 3712233 Fax: 01463 725459

15 Culduthel Road , Inverness, Inverness-shire IV2 4AG

Cairn Valley Medical Practice

Elaine Cook - Practice Manager
Tel: 0138 7262012 Fax: 0138 72570202 Email:

7 Buccleuch Street , Dumfries DG1 2AT

Cairn Vally

Elaine Cook - Practice Manager
Tel: 0138 7820266 Fax: 0138 7820562 Email:

The Surgery , Kirkgate, Dunscore DG2 0SZ

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