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
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.
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)
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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Carronbank Medical Practice
Lesley Hamilton - Practice Manager
Tel: 0132 4822382 Fax: 0132 4826675
Carronbank House , Denny, Stirlingshire FK6 6GD
Carson, Oliver and Greeley
Elaine Steel - Practice Manager
Tel: 0155 6502050 Fax: 0155 6504302 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
2 Garden Hill Road , Castle Doglas DG7 3EE
Castle Douglas Hospital
Margaret Houston - Nurse Manager
Tel: 01556 504686 Email: email@example.com
Castle Douglas , Kirkcudbrightshire DG7 1EE
Castle Douglas Medical Group
Sheila Stubbs - Practice Manager
Tel: 0155 6505900 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
2 Garden Hill Road , Castle Douglas DG7 3EE
Gordon Reid - Practice Manager
Tel: 1674672554 Fax: 1674675025 Email: email@example.com
Links Health Centre , Frank Wood Way, Montrose DD10 8TY
Castlemilk Health Centre
Tel: 0141 5318500 Fax: 0141 5318505
Dougrie Drive , Castlemilk, Glasgow G45 9AW
Lisa McRae - Practice Manager
Tel: 01738 564261 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Drumhar Health Centre , North Methven STreet, Perth PH1 5PD
Chalmers Hospital (Banff)
Tel: 01261 812567 Fax: 01261 819168
Banff , Banffshire AB45 1JA
Chalmers Hospital (Edinburgh)
Tel: 01315 361000
Edinburgh , Midlothian EH3 9HQ
Changes Community Health Project
Tel: 0131 653 3977 Fax: 0131 665 3878 Email: email@example.com
108 Market Street , Musselburgh, East Lothian EH21 6QA
Free phone, email or post advice for anyone in the UK or Eire experiencing feelings of despair or depression, plus drop-in centres around the country.
Charlotte Street Surgery
Chris Anderson - Practice Manager
Tel: 0138 7267626 Fax: 0138 7244640 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Nithbank , Dumfries DG1 2SD
Church Place Surgery
Wendy Simpson - Practice Manager
Tel: 0168 3220197 Fax: 0168 3221320 Email: email@example.com
6 Church Place , Moffat DG10 9ES
Cill Chuimein Medical Centre
Tel: 0132 0366216 Fax: 01320 366649
Fort Augustus , Inverness-shire PH32 4BH
Tel: 0845 456 6000
Aberdeen , Aberdeenshire AB24 5AU
Clackmannan and Kincardine Medical Practice
Mary Dunlop - Practice Manager
Tel: 0125 9723725 Fax: 0125 9724791 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Main Street , Clackmannan FK10 4JA
Clackmannanshire Community Healthcare Centre
Tel: 01259 215333 (Outpatients); 01259 290315 (Inpatients and Day Therapy); 01259 290343 (Mental Health Resource Centre); 01259 290323 (Braveheart Office)
Sauchie FK10 3JQ
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