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.  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.

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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 Here

Veterans Health

Information on specific NHS support for veterans in Scotland, as well as programmes and initiatives that you may access.

Friends and family, as well as health professionals, will also find helpful information on how best to signpost and treat veterans in need of primary and secondary health care.

Many of the health issues that veterans and their families can experience are identical to those occurring in the wider community. Sometimes however, those who have served feel that their needs are not fully understood by healthcare providers.

Recent initiatives have been aimed at improving understanding of the Armed Forces community, including the publication of a booklet for GPs and an online eLearning package.Please see Useful Resources section for more information.

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Weston Day Hospital

Tel: 01334 652163

West Port, Cupar , Fife KY15 5AN

Westside Practice

Chirs MacKay - Practice Manager
Tel: 01851 643333 Fax: 01851 643293

Carloway , Isle of Lewis HS2 9AG

Westside Practice (Main Surgery)

Chris MacKay - Practice Manager
Tel: 01851 850282 Fax: 01851 850333

Gearra Mor , Borve, Isle of Lewis HS2 0RX

Whalsay Health Centre

Tel: 01806 566219 Fax: 01806 566519

Symbister , Whalsay, Shetland ZE2 9AE

Whinhill Medical Practice

Tel: 0845 3376201 Fax: 0122 4564967

Whinhill Road , Aberdeen AB11 7XH

Whiteburn Group Medical Practice

John Martin - Practice Manager
Tel: 01501 740297 Fax: 01501 748190

Whiteburn Health Centre , 1 Weavers Lane, Whiteburn EH47 0SD

Whitefriars Surgery

Derek Hope - Practice Manager
Tel: 0738 627912 Fax: 01738 643969 Email:

Whitefriars Street , Perth PH1 1PP

Whitehills Health and Community Care Centre

Lynda Kemp
Tel: 01307 475222 Email:

Station Road , Forfar, Angus DD8 3DY

Whitevale Medical Centre

Tel: 0141 5544536 Fax: 0141 5543979

13-15 Whitevale Street , Glasgow G31 1QS

Whitfield Health Centre

Samantha Creamer - Practice Manager
Tel: 01382 508410 Fax: 01382 508410 Email:

123 Whitfield Drive , Dundee DD4 6PX


Janice Bell - Practice Manager
Tel: 0198 8500218 Fax: 0198 8500737 Email:

3 St. John Street , Whithorn DG8 8PS

Whiting Bay Surgery

Whiting Bay Surgery , Montrose Terrace, Whiting Bay KA27 8QN

Whytemans Brae Hospital

Tel: 01592 643355

Whyteman's Brae , Kirkcaldy, Fife KY2

Wick Medical Centre

Tel: 0195 5605885 Fax: 019556 02434

Martha Terrace , Wick, Caithness KW1 5EL

Wick Town and County Hospital

Tel: 01955 606406

Hospital Road , Wick, Caithness KW1 5NQ


Rosemary Cowan - Practice Manager
Tel: 0198 8402210 Fax: 0198 8403482 Email:

The Surgery , High Vennel, Wigtown DG8 9JQ

William Simpsons Home

Jean P A Lyon B.A. FRSH, FIAV, FLIAV - Manager
Tel: 01786 812421 Email:

Main Street , Old Plean, Stirling FK7 8BQ

The William Simpsons Home provides Residential Social Care for 44 men with Alcohol Related Brain Damage with underlying mental health illness; Respite Care for 6 Service Users of mixed gender as well as 12 day care places, seven days per week; and Vocational Training through our Approved Centre status for the delivery of S.V.Qs Levels 2,3,4 also A units and V units.

William Street Clinic

Tel: 0141 3146200 Fax: 0141 3146255

120-130 William Street , Glasgow G3 8HS

Williamwood Medical Centre

Tel: 0141 6200333

85 Seres Road , Clarkston G76 7NW

Winchburgh Medical Practice

Sheena Hogg - Practice Manager
Tel: 01506 890210 Fax: 01506 890818

Winchburgh Health Centre , Niddry Road, Winchburgh EH52 6RX

Wishaw General Hospital

Tel: 01698 361 100

50 Netherton Street , Wishaw, Lanarkshire ML2 0DP

Wishaw Health Centre

Tel: 01698 361716 Fax: 01698 355086

Kenilworth Avenue , Wishaw ML2 7BQ

Woodend Hospital

Tel: 0845 456 6000

Eday Road , Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire AB15 6XS

Woodside Health Centre

Tel: 0141 5319200 Fax: 0141 5319202

Barr Street , Glasgow G20 7LR

Woodside Medical Group

Kirsty Cook - Practice Manager
Tel: 0122 4492828 Fax: 0122 4276173

80 Western Road , Woodside, Aberdeen AB24 4SU

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