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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Carron Medical Centre

Tel: 0132 4619940 Fax: 0132 4619941

Ronades Road , Bainsford, Falkirk FK2 7TA

Carronbank Medical Practice

Lesley Hamilton - Practice Manager
Tel: 0132 4822382 Fax: 0132 4826675

Carronbank House , Denny, Stirlingshire FK6 6GD

Carronshore Clinic

Tel: 0132 4570570 Fax: 0132 4553632

Kincardine Road , Carronshroe FK2 8 AE

Carson, Oliver and Greeley

Elaine Steel - Practice Manager
Tel: 0155 6502050 Fax: 0155 6504302 Email:

2 Garden Hill Road , Castle Doglas DG7 3EE

Castle Douglas Hospital

Margaret Houston - Nurse Manager
Tel: 01556 504686 Email:

Castle Douglas , Kirkcudbrightshire DG7 1EE

Castle Douglas Medical Group

Sheila Stubbs - Practice Manager
Tel: 0155 6505900 Email:

2 Garden Hill Road , Castle Douglas DG7 3EE

Castlegait Surgery

Gordon Reid - Practice Manager
Tel: 1674672554 Fax: 1674675025 Email:

Links Health Centre , Frank Wood Way, Montrose DD10 8TY

Castlemilk Health Centre

Tel: 0141 5318500 Fax: 0141 5318505

Dougrie Drive , Castlemilk, Glasgow G45 9AW

Centenary Surgery

Tel: 01236 423355 Fax: 01236 606345

9 Centenary Gardens , Coatbridge ML5 4BY

Central Buchan Medical Practice

Tel: 0177 1653205

The Surgery School Street , New Pislingo AB43 6ND

Central Healthcare

Lisa McRae - Practice Manager
Tel: 01738 564261 Email:

Drumhar Health Centre , North Methven STreet, Perth PH1 5PD

Centre for Health and Care Plean Street

18 Plean Street , Glasgow G14 0YJ

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:

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.

Charleston Surgery

Tel: 0141 8894373

5 South Capbell Street , Paisley PA2 6LR

Charlotte Street Surgery

Chris Anderson - Practice Manager
Tel: 0138 7267626 Fax: 0138 7244640 Email:

Nithbank , Dumfries DG1 2SD

Church Place Surgery

Wendy Simpson - Practice Manager
Tel: 0168 3220197 Fax: 0168 3221320 Email:

6 Church Place , Moffat DG10 9ES

Church Street Practice

Tel: 01236 422678 Fax: 01236 431411

7 Church Street , Coatbridge ML5 3EE

Cill Chuimein Medical Centre

Tel: 0132 0366216 Fax: 01320 366649

Fort Augustus , Inverness-shire PH32 4BH

City Hospital

Tel: 0845 456 6000

Aberdeen , Aberdeenshire AB24 5AU

Clackmannan and Kincardine Medical Practice

Mary Dunlop - Practice Manager
Tel: 0125 9723725 Fax: 0125 9724791 Email:

Main Street , Clackmannan FK10 4JA

Clackmannanshire Community Health Care Centre

Tel: 0125 9216701

Hallpark Road , Sauchie FK10 3JQ

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

Clarkston Clinic

Tel: 0141 3001200 Fax: 0141 3001225

56 Busby Road , Glasgow G76 7AT

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