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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Wellwynd Practice

Tel: 01236 769333 Fax: 01236 748570

Airdrie Health Centre , Monks Court Avenue, Airdrie ML6 0JU

West Calder Medical Practice

Hazel Dowling - Practice Manager
Tel: 01506 874300 Fax: 01506 874302

West Calder Medical Centre , 65 West End, West Calder EH55 8EJ

West Esk Medical Group

Lorna Johnston - Practice Manager
Tel: 0131 6652594 Fax: 0131 6652428

Esk Medical Centre , Ladywell Way, Musselburgh EH21 6AJ

West Gate Health Centre

Sam Riddell - Practice Manager
Tel: 01982 667408 Fax: 01382 644807 Email:

Charleston Drive , Dundee DD2 4AD

West Glasgow Maternity Care Centre

Tel: 0141 2329470

Western Infimary , Glasgow G11 6TN

West Kilbride Group Practice

Tel: 0129 4823607 Fax: 0129 4829318 Email:

West Kilbride Group Practice , 107B Main Street KA23 9 AR

West Linton Medical Practice

Julie Downie - Practice Manager
Tel: 01968 660808

West Linton Health Centre , West Linton EH46 7EX

West Linton Medical Practice

Mrs. Julie Downie - Practice Manager
Tel: 01968 660808 Fax: 01968 660856

Deanfoot Road , West Linton EH46 7EX

Westbank Day Hospital

Tel: 01324 624111

Falkirk , Stirlingshire FK1 5RT

Westburn Medical Group

Tel: 0122 4559595

Foresterhill Health Centre , Westburn Road, Aberdeen AB25 2AY

Wester Moffat Hospital

Tel: 01236 763377

Airdrie , Lanarkshire ML6 8LW

Western General Hospital

Tel: 0131 537 1000

Edinburgh , Midlothian EH4 2XU

Western Infirmary

Tel: 0141 211 2000

Glasgow , Lanarkshire G11 6NT

Western Isles Hospital

Tel: 01851 704704

Stornoway, Isle of Lewis , Ross-shire HS1 2AF

Westmuir Medical Centre

Tel: 0141 5544253 Fax: 0141 5500177

109 Crail Street , Glasgow G31 5RA

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

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