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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Clarkston Medical Centre

Tel: 0141 6442668 Fax: 0141 6445171

75 Busby Road , Clarkston G76 7BW

Cleland Hospital

Tel: 01698 863 200

Cleland ML1 5NR

Clydebank Health Centre

Tel: 0141 5316300 Fax: 0141 5316336

Kilbowie Road , Clydebank G81 2TQ

Clydesdale LAADS

Tel: 01555 773650 Fax: 015555 773654

Roadmeetings Hospital , Goremire Road, Carluke ML8 4PS

Coalburn Surgery

Tel: 01555 820646 Fax: 01555 820368

41-43 Coalburn Road , Coalburn , Lanark ML11 0LH

Coatbridge Health Centre

Tel: 01236 433300 Fax: 012367 10445

No. 1 Centre Park Court , Coatbridge ML5 3AP

Coathill Hospital

Tel: 01236 707 734 (glenmore ward); 01236 707 736 (glenshirra ward)

Coatbridge , Lanarkshire ML5 4DN

Coldside Medical Practice

Ann McGuckin - Practice Manager
Tel: 01382 669500 Fax: 01382 669522 Email:

129 Strathmartine Road , Dundee DD3 8DB

Coldstream Medical Practice

Mrs Yvonne Archibald - Practice Manager
Tel: 01890 882711

Kelso Road , Coldstream TD12 4LG

Colinton Surgery

David Trundle - Practice Manager
Tel: 01314 414555 Fax: 0131 4413963

296B Colinton Road , Edinburgh EH13 0LB

Coll Medical Practice

Tel: 0187 9230326 Fax: 01879 230418

Arinagour , Isle of Coll, Argyll & Bute PA78 6SY

Combat Stress (Scotland)

24-Hour Helpline: 0800 138 1619
Tel: 01292 561352 Fax: 01292 561301 Email:

Hollybush House , Hollybush by Ayr, Ayrshire KA6 7EA

Combat Stress delivers dedicated treatment and support to Ex-Service men and women with conditions such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), depression and anxiety disorders.  Our services are free of charge to the Veteran.

Community Centre (Pirnmill)

Community Centre , Pirnmill KA27 8JU

Community Centre (Wanlockhead)

Jill Glendinning - Practice Manager
Tel: 0168 3220062 Fax: ` Email:

The Surgery , Community Centre, Wanlockhead ML12 6UY

Community Treatment Centre for Brain Injury

Tel: 0141 3006313 Fax: 0141 3006316 Email:

70 Commercial Road , Gorbals, Glasgow G5 0QZ

Comrie Medical Centre

Jane Johnson - Practice Manager
Tel: 01764 670217 Fax: 01764 679125 Email:

Stowan Road , Comrie PH6 2EP

Condorrat Health Centre

Tel: 01236 733221 Fax: 01236 457512

16 Airdrie Road , Condorrat , Cumbernauld G67 4DN

Corrie Hall

Corrie Hall , Corrie KA27 8JB

Corstorphine Hospital

Tel: 0131 459 7200

Edinburgh , Midlothian EH12 6TT

Cos Lane Surgery

Alison Milne - Practice Manager
Tel: 01592 752100 Fax: 01592 612692 Email:

Woodside Road , Glenrothes, Fife KY7 4AQ

County Community Hospital

Tel: 01349 852496

Invergordon , Ross-shire IV18 0JR

Coupar Angus Medical Centre

Maureen Buick - Practice Manager
Tel: 01828 627318 Fax: 01828 628105 Email:

Candlehouse Lane , Coupar Angus PH13 9DD

Couple Counselling Lothian

Tim McConville - Practice Manager
Tel: 0131 556 1527 Fax: 0131 558 9526 Email:

9a Dundas Street , Edinburgh EH3 6QG

Advice, support, counselling for people suffering from depression.

Cowal Community Hospital

Tel: 01369 704341

Dunoon , Argyllshire PA23 7RL

Cowdenbeath Surgery

Marion Clacken - Practice Manager
Tel: 01383 518500; 01383 518504 (Practice Manager) Fax: 01383 518509 Email:;

173 Stenhouse Street , Cowdenbeath, Fife KY4 9DH

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