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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Cairnie House

Tel: 01334 652611

Cupar , Fife KY15 5RR

Cairnsmore Medical Practice

Sandy Binks - Practice Manager
Tel: 0167 1403609 Fax: 0167 1404005 Email:

Health Centre , Creebridge, Newton Stewart DG8 6NR

Cairnsmore Medical Practice

Sandy Binks - Practice Manager
Tel: 0167 1820450 Email:

Barony Mill Surgery , Creetown DG8 7NJ

Caithness General Hospital

Tel: 01955 605050

Wick , Caithness KW1 5NS

Calsayseat Medical Practice

Jackie Cairns - Practice Manager
Tel: 0845 3376370

44 Powis Place , Aberdeen AB25 3TX

Cambusland Clinic

Tel: 0141 6412085

5 Johnson Drive , Cambuslang G72 8JR

Camelon Medical Practice

Tel: 0132 4622854 Fax: 0132 4633858

3 Baird Street , Camelon, Falkirk FK1 4PP

Cameron Hospital

Tel: 01592 712472

Windygates , Fife KY8 5RR

Campbell Hospital

Tel: 01261 842202 Fax: 01261 842035

Portsoy , Banffshire AB45 2TR

Campbeltown Hospital

Tel: 01586 552224

Campbeltown , Argyllshire PA28 6LE

Camphill Medical Practice

Debbie Dougary - Practice Manager
Tel: 0122 4868935 Fax: 0122 4868971 Email:

St Johns , Murtle Estate, Bieldside AB15 9EP

Campsie Surgery, Health Centre

Tel: 0136 0310357

Main Street , Lennoxtown G66 7DD

Cander Centre

Tel: 08444 778605 Fax: 08444 778992

17 King Street , Stonehouse ML9 3EQ

Canisbay & Castletown Joint Medical Practice (Castletown)

Tel: 0184 7821205 Fax: 01847 821540

Murrayfield , Castletown, Caithness KW14 8TY

Canisbay& Castletown Joint Medical Practice (Canisbay)

Tel: 0195 5611205 Fax: 01955 611327

The Surgery , Canisbay, Caithness KW14YH

Canonbie Medical Practice, The Surgery

Dr A J Rose - Practice Manager
Tel: 0138 7371313 Fax: 0138 7371244 Email:

Bowholm , Cannobie DG14 0UX

Carbost Medical Practice

Tel: 0147 8640202 Fax: 01478 640464

The Surgery , Carbost, Inverness-shire IV47 8ST

Carden Medical Centre

Tel: 0845 3376330 Fax: 0122 4846666 Email:

Carden House , Carden Place, Aberdeen AB10 1UT

Cardonald Clinic

Tel: 0141 8926070 Fax: 0141 8926072

75 Berryknowes Road , Glasgow G52 2TT

Carin Valley Medical Practice

Elain Cook - Practice Manager
Tel: 0184 8200244 Email:

Rosevale , Chapel Street, Moniaive DG34EJ

Carmondean Medical Group

Phyllis Carr - Practice Manager
Tel: 08444 773155 Fax: 08444 773175

Carmondean Centre , Livingston EH54 8PY

Carnoustie Medical Group

Jean King - Practice Manager
Tel: 01241 859888 Fax: 01241 85080 Email:

Parkview Primary Care Centre , Barry Road, Carnoustie DD7 7RB

Carntyne Medical Centre

Tel: 0141 5507970

275 Carntyne Road , Glasgow G32 6JP

Carolside Medical Centre

Tel: 0141 6445525

1/2 Carolside Medical Centre , Clarkston G76 7BX

Carrick Glen Hospital

Tel: 01292 288882

Ayr , Ayrshire KA6 6PG

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