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.

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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

Woolmanhill Hospital

Tel: 0845 456 6000

Skene Street , Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire AB25 1LD

Yell and Fetler Medical Practice

Tel: 01957 702127 Fax: 01957 702147

Mid Yell , Yell, Shetland ZE2 9BX

Yell Health Centre

Debbie Guthrie - Practice Manager
Tel: 01957 702127 Fax: 01957 702147

Reafirth , Mid Yell, Fetlar, Shetland ZE2 9BX

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