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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Cowie Health Centre

Tel: 01786 812091 Fax: 0178 6818484

Burns Terrace , Cowie FK7 7BS

Craig Nevis Surgery

Tel: 0139 7702947 Fax: 01397 700655

Camaghael , Fort William, Inverness-shire PH33 7AQ

Craiglockhart Medical Group (Colinton Road)

Dianne Reynolds - Practice Manager
Tel: 0131 4558494 Fax: 0131 4440161

161 Colinton Road , Edinburgh EH14 1BE

Craiglockhart Medical Group (Oxgangs Path)

Dianne Reynolds - Practice Manager
Tel: 0131 4451073

Oxgangs Path , Edinburgh EH13 9LX

Craigmarloch Medical Centre

Tel: 01236 780700 Fax: 01236 780344

17 Auchinbee Way , Cumbernauld G68 0EZ

Craigmillar Medical Group

Jackie Connor - Practice Manager
Tel: 0131 5369500 Fax: 0131 5369545

106 Niddrie Mains Road , Edinburgh EH16 4DT

Craigvinean Sugery

Linda Foster - Practice Manager
Tel: 01350 727269 Fax: 01350 728555 Email:

Little Dunkeld , Dunkeld PH8 0AD

Crail Medical Practice

Tel: 0141 5543199 Fax: 0141 5519950

245 Tollcross Road , Glasgow G31 4UW

Cramond Medical Practice

Alison Morrison - Practice Manager
Tel: 0131 3365436 Fax: 0131 3362203

2 Cramond Glebe Road , Edinburgh EH4 6NS

Crawford Surgery

Tel: 01864 502225

123 Carliesle Road , Crawford , Biggar ML12 6TW

Creich Surgery

Tel: 0186 3766379 Fax: 01863 766768

Cherry Grove , Bonar Bridge, Ross & Cromary IV24 3EP

Cresswell Maternity Unit

Tel: 01387 246246 Fax: 01387 241298

Dumfries , Dumfriesshire DG1 4AP

Crew Medical Centre

Christine Hailstones - Practice Manager
Tel: 0131 5525544 Fax: 0131 5515364

Crewe Medical Centre , 135 Boswall Parkway, Edinburgh EH5 2LY

Crieff Community Hospital

Tel: 01764 653173

Crieff , Perthshire PH7 3HR

Crieff Medical Centre

Jennifer Bennie - Practice Manager
Tel: 01764 652283 Fax: 01764 655756 Email:

King Street , Crieff PH7 3SA

Crimond Medical Centre

Tel: 0134 6532215

Crimond , Aberdeenshire AB43 8QJ

Cromarty Medical Practice

Tel: 0138 1600224 Fax: 01381 600223

Allan Square , Cromaryt, Ross & Cromarty IV11 8YF

Crookfur Medical Practice

Tel: 0141 6398833 Fax: 0141 6162486

3 Corrour Road , Crookfur G77 6TR

Crossgates Medical Practice

Crystal Beveridge - Practice Manager
Tel: 01383 511398 Fax: 01383 611586 Email:

94 Main Street , Crossgates, Fife KY4 8DF

Crosshouse Hospital

Tel: 01563 521133 Fax: 01563 572496

Crosshouse, Kilmarnock KA2 0BE

Crown Medical Practice

Tel: 0844 5769977 Fax: 014637 14511

12 Crown Avenue , Inverness, Inverness-shire IV2 3NF

Cruden Medical Group

Carol Paul - Practice Manager
Tel: 0177 9841208

Main Street , Hatton AB42 0QQ

Crumhaugh House

Tel: 01450 372789

Hawick , Roxburghshire TD9 0BA

Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland

Tel: 0845 600 2227 Fax: 01738 444 807 Email:

Riverview House , Friarton Road, Perth PH2 8DF

Explains your mental health rights and acts as a doorway to other sources of support.

Cullen Medical Centre

Tel: 0154 2840272

1 Reidhaven Street , Cullen, Moray AB56 4SZ

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