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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Valleyfield Health Centre

Liz Connelly - Practice Manager
Tel: 01383 880511 Fax: 01383 881848 Email: lizconnelly@nhs.net

Chapel Street , High Valleyfield, Fife KY12 8SJ

Varis Medical Practice


Tel: 0845 3371120

Castlehill , Forres, Moray IV36 1QF

Veterans First Point (Ayrshire & Arran)


Tel: 01294 310400 Email: aa-uhb.veteransfirstpoint@nhs.net

Veterans First Point (V1P) has been developed by veterans for veterans and is staffed by veterans. Funded by the Scottish Government, NHS Lothian and the Ministry of Defence, it aims to provide a one-stop shop for veterans and their families.

http://www.veteransfirstpoint.org.uk/

Veterans First Point (Borders)


Tel: 01896 668551 Email: V1P@borders.scot.nhs.net

Veterans First Point (V1P) has been developed by veterans for veterans and is staffed by veterans. Funded by the Scottish Government, NHS Lothian and the Ministry of Defence, it aims to provide a one-stop shop for veterans and their families.

http://www.veteransfirstpoint.org.uk/

Veterans First Point (Fife)


Tel: 01383 565393 Email: fife-uhb.veteransfirstpoint@nhs.net

Veterans First Point (V1P) has been developed by veterans for veterans and is staffed by veterans. Funded by the Scottish Government, NHS Lothian and the Ministry of Defence, it aims to provide a one-stop shop for veterans and their families.

http://www.veteransfirstpoint.org.uk/

Veterans First Point (Lanarkshire)


Tel: 0300 303 3051 Email: lanarkshirev1p@lanarkshire.scot.nhs.uk

Veterans First Point (V1P) has been developed by veterans for veterans and is staffed by veterans. Funded by the Scottish Government, NHS Lothian and the Ministry of Defence, it aims to provide a one-stop shop for veterans and their families.

http://www.veteransfirstpoint.org.uk/

Veterans First Point (Lothian)


Tel: 0131 220 9920 Email: enquirie@veteransfirstpoint.org.uk

Floor K , Argyle House, 3 Lady Lawson Street, Edinburgh EH3 9DR

Veterans First Point (V1P) has been developed by veterans for veterans and is staffed by veterans. Funded by the Scottish Government, NHS Lothian and the Ministry of Defence, it aims to provide a one-stop shop for veterans and their families living in Lothian.

http://www.veteransfirstpoint.org.uk/

Veterans First Point (Scotland)


Tel: 0131 221 7090 Email: V1P.Scotland@nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk

Veterans First Point (V1P) has been developed by veterans for veterans and is staffed by veterans. Funded by the Scottish Government, NHS Lothian and the Ministry of Defence, it aims to provide a one-stop shop for veterans and their families.

http://www.veteransfirstpoint.org.uk/

Veterans First Point (Tayside)


Tel: 07811 471443 Email: vfp.tayside@nhs.net

Veterans First Point (V1P) has been developed by veterans for veterans and is staffed by veterans. Funded by the Scottish Government, NHS Lothian and the Ministry of Defence, it aims to provide a one-stop shop for veterans and their families.

http://www.veteransfirstpoint.org.uk/

Veterans Helping Veterans

Vincent Davidson
Tel: 01890883196

Glasgow's Helping Heroes provides a one point of contact 'Gateway Model' which aims to improve access to and co-ordination of advice and support for service personnel, veterans, their families and carers in Glasgow. We work with a range of organisations across health, housing, social care, employability, financial services and specialist armed forces agencies.

Veterans International Aid

Mr Billy MacLeod
Tel: 07889 400830 Email: billy@v-i-a.org.UK-wide

VIA aims to help those who have served on operations and have suffered the effects of PTSD or who find it hard to adjust to civilian life. VIA will organise and run adventurous fund raising events and expeditions which will be manned by veterans who have been treated for PTSD and will build self esteem and confidence in those who have suffered and train the expedition leaders of the future.

Veterans Scotland

Jim Wilson - General Secretary
Tel: 0131 550 1569 Fax: 0131 557 5819 Email: gensec@veteransscotland.org.uk

New Haig House , Logie Green Road, Edinburgh EH7 4HR

Veterans Scotland's aim is to establish cooperation and coordination between Veterans Organisations in Scotland, to act as a focal point for all matters concerning the ex-Service community within Scotland and to represent these matters to Government at all levels.

http://www.veteransscotland.co.uk/

Veterans' Scotland


Tel: 0131 550 1569 Fax: 0131 557 5819 Email: gensec@veteransscotland.org.uk

New Haig House , Logie Green Road, Edinburgh EH7 4HR

Veterans Scotland's aim is to establish cooperation and coordination between Veterans Organisations in Scotland, to act as a focal point for all matters concerning the ex-Service community within Scotland and to represent these matters to Government at all levels.

http://www.veteransscotland.co.uk/

Victoria Hospital (Kirkcaldy)


Tel: 01592 643355

Kirkcaldy , Fife KY2 5AH

www.nhsfife.scot.nhs.uk

Victoria Hospital (New)


Tel: 0141 201 6000

Glasgow , Lanarkshire G42 9LF

http://www.nhsggc.org.uk/nvh

Victoria Hospital (Rothesay)


Tel: 01700 503938

Rothesay PA20 PJJ

www.nhshighland.scot.nhs.uk

Victoria Hospital Annexe


Tel: 01700 502943

Rothesay PA20 9JH

www.nhshighland.scot.nhs.uk

Victoria Infirmary


Tel: 0141 2016000 Fax: 0141 2015206

Glasgow , Lanarkshire G42 9TY

www.nhsggc.org.uk

Victoria Integrated Care Centre


Tel: 01436 655132

Helensburgh , Dunbartonshire G84 7BU

www.nhshighland.scot.nhs.uk

Victoria Practice

Mary Simpson - Practice Manager
Tel: 01738 639748 Fax: 01738 635133 Email: mary.simpson@nhs.net

Glover Street Medical Centre , 133 Glover Steet, Perth PH2 0JB

Victoria Street Medical Group

Susan Lennox - Practice Manager
Tel: 0122 4641930 Email: administrator@victoria.grampian.scot.nhs.uk

7 Victoria Street , Aberdeen AB10 1QW

View Point Medical Practice


Tel: 0132 4552200 Fax: 01324 553623

Health Centre , Park Drive, Stnhousemuir FK5 3BB

www.viewpointpractice.co.uk/default.asp

Viewfield Medical Centre


Tel: 0178 6472028 Fax: 0178 6463388

3 Viewfield Place , Stirling FK8 1NJ

Viewpark Health Centre


Tel: 01698 815111 Fax: 01698 813627

119 Burnhead Street , Viewpark , Uddingston G71 5SU

Village Hall


Village Hall , Kilmory KA27 8PQ

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